How I Do What I Do

I like every picture I draw to tell a story. I also like to try and place some humor in the pictures.

I start with basic sketches and try not to waste too much paper. Once I’ve found the basic image I want to create, I then play around with giving the character movement. Once I’ve created a final sketch, I trace it onto Bristol paper with a Micron pen. The size of pen really depends on how detailed I want to make things. Once I’ve finished penning I scan into my computer as a black and white image. I work with a high resolution, about 600 dpi. I then open the image in Photoshop and paint. 

For more information on how I paint visit the How to Paint Illustrations with Photoshop post. Once it’s complete I have my biggest critic (my 3 year old) tell me if the picture is good or not. If it passes inspection then I save it as a large jpeg and start on the next. Pricing for illustration is a hard thing for me to do. I could spend several hours on just one page. 

As a perfectionist I might go through many drafts before I find the right fit. Of course the rates continually change as the market changes, and I want my clients to be 100% satisfied for what they buy.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If you like my work and are interested in having me illustrate for you please email me.  I am open to any project, large or small.  I can do about anything from single illustrations to full length picture books.  Need cover art?  How about just some bookmarks.  You'll find my rates very competitive and my work trustworthy. Visit for more info.

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