March 29, 2012

This is a background painting from Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron (2001). Sometimes I really miss this kind of work.
Below are closeups to show you the kind of overlapping paint textures I'm using.

This last one is the color key. These are all painted in acrylics on Crescent 100 illustration board.

March 23, 2012

Location sketch for How to Train Your Dragon.

March 15, 2012

Sketching From Life! 10 week course begins April 2

My 10 week sketching from life course is coming soon! It will be held each Monday night from 7 to 10 pm starting on April 2.
For this class we'll study the head, figure, drapery, costume,
animals and still life as well as a weekend field trip to study landscape painting. Charcoal, watercolor and gouache will be demonstrated though students will be welcome to use the medium of their choice. Join us!
To enroll call (877) MY-LAAFA (695-2232), their website is

March 08, 2012


These are concept illustrations I did for the short: Puss in Boots and the Tres Diablos.

March 01, 2012

Location Studies Now Available for Sale

I usually reserve sketches like these for my Landsketch blog but I've received quite a few inquiries asking if any such sketches are available for sale. It's true that I don't want to break up sketchbooks but I do have several pages of location studies on good quality illustration board like the one shown above. It hurts a little to let these go but they spend most of their time tucked in a portfolio at home so I'm pleased to offer the remaining ones for sale on my "Original Paintings for Sale" page.