Tag Archives: Character Creation

New Portfolio

I am an artist, and illustrator, and a book cover designer. I have been asked quite a bit in the past for a link to my portfolio where people could see examples of not only my cover design, but my illustrations, maps, and logos as well.

All I had to share was a link to an album on Google+ which I doubt did a very good job of showcasing my work.

So today I took the time to put together some graphic design banners that feature my work and then used Youtube to put them to music and tada! I have a brand new video portfolio that I am going to share on my about me page.

All said and done, not counting the time it took to create the artwork, logos, maps and book covers, the entire video took me about six hours to make.

I’d love to get your feedback on it, I need to know if everything is clearly visible or if I need to make a few adjustments.

Either way, I appreciate you taking the time to check it out 🙂

If you are interested in any of the services I provide, you can find them here.

Thanks again for watching!

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New Character Painting 007

Character 007 Painted 3 small

These girls are my first round of character paintings for Stuart Harper’s new book “The Lost and the Drowned” due to be published sometime this winter. Its a Young Adult Dark Victorian story about a pair of orphan sisters up against an otherworldly force. I enjoyed reading it and was excited to be working with Stuart again. I illustrated the cover of “Death on the Empress” for him last year.

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In an alternate Britain, where airships rule the skies, fourteen year old Oliver has started his dream job; travelling the world in the largest airship ever built. But when a priceless jewel is stolen, a passenger plummets to their death and an ancient curse strikes the ship, everyone onboard is thrown into mortal danger. But is there more going on than meets the eye? Only Oliver can solve the deadly mystery on board The Empress.

Buy it on Amazon HERE

I am going to redraw and paint the new characters for the upcoming book because the didn’t turn out the way I envisioned them.

Before Sketch

Character 007 sketchCopyright 2015

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New Character Painting 005

Character 005 Painted small

Here is a character i designed that is featured on a map for a book by Angela Ford. This was a fun character to draw.

Before SketchCharacter 005 copy small

Copyright 2015

New Character Painting 003

Character 003 Painted small

I painted this one fully and did not layer it with the original pencil sketch like I have been doing in the past. She is meant for the YA genre and I like the way all the colors work together. I kept thinking of all the old cartoons I’d watched while growing up. She was fun to paint, I have some great story ideas for her. I think I am going to create a book of some of my illustrations and put a few lines of a story with each one. I think if I can keep working on these characters and gather some various past works and a few new ideas it might make a great piece of work that I could have ready within about six months 🙂 I get books of various artists as gifts all the time and it would be fun to see my work assembled that way. 🙂

Before Sketch

Character 003b small

Copyright 2015

New Character Painting 002

Character 002 Painted small

This painting is a long way from the original drawing. I kept reworking it but it just wasn’t working, so I repainted her smaller and placed her walking down this road through the woods. I like that the painting took this direction, I find it much more interesting.

Original Sketch

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