May 27, 2019
My wife Natalya has always wanted a white tiger. We recently went to a zoo that had one and she was in awe as she watched it saunter around its enclosure. She would have stared at it all day if my son and I had let her. So for her birthday I was inspired to make this white tiger illustration for her. She’s definitely the queen of cats. We have two cats at home, one of which was a stray that she took in and brought back to health, and both cats definitely love her the best.
May 18, 2019
I love fairy tales and I love old lithograph illustrations from the 1930s and 40s. Last semester I had an MFA class that required us to make a book, so I chose to illustrate a collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. I took a lot of inspiration from Ruth Chrisman Gannett, Leonard Weisgard and Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire. I created all the illustrations digitally in a technique that mimics lithography. I chose a limited color palette to go along with that old print feel. The stories include Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and The Frog Prince.
November 20, 2018
My new Etsy shop is live! As it continues to grow it’s going to be filled with prints of magical creatures, dinosaurs, astronauts, pirates and other things kids love. I believe in giving kids a magical childhood full of dreams and imagination. After all, what they imagine becomes the future! These art prints will be great for children’s rooms or themed parties. For the grand opening and cyber week, I’m running some big sales that include 20% off and free shipping. Check it out by using the “SHOP” link in the menu.
October 11, 2018
August 15, 2018
I’ve been developing my Jimmy and Abel story more as I have some down time before my classes begin at Syracuse University, and introducing a new character named Henry (center). I’ve also been developing the town they live in called Seacastle. With this image I played around with the new perspective assist option in Procreate. The amateur architect in me had lots of fun with it. I tried several color palettes before I landed on this one.
Here’s also a little Jimmy comic I made for Instagram.