Friday, November 18, 2016

Amazon Rapids

I'm excited to announce the launch of Amazon Rapids. It's a cool new app that gives a modern twist to traditional storytelling. All the dialogue between the characters is set in texting format, with occasional pop up spots thrown in. I was fortunate enough to illustrate over a dozen stories for the app so far. Intrigued? 

To check it out and start your free trial visit;

Here's a quick video of the App!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Give Please A Chance!

An illustration I did along with others by fellow MBArtists will be featured in a book by authors Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson! The book is called Give Please A Chance and will be released in November 21st. Check it out!

Here's my illustration(top left)! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Moonbeam Award

Exciting news! My book Champion Monsters was awarded a Moonbeam Children's Book Award silver medal in book with Merchandise.

Congrats go to super talented and fellow MBArtist Valeria Docampo for winning the gold! Well deserved!

My two little monsters are thrilled to add to their medal collection!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dragon Tower

Managed to finish this latest promo piece on the last day. The theme for our upcoming MB Artists catalog is landscape. And the challenge was figuring out a fun idea that would work with a vertical format since the theme naturally lends itself to a horizontal format instead.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy to be Blu

Finally got my copies for my book Happy to be Blu! This was a lot of fun, and a little different than what I'm accustomed to doing. The main character for this book happened to be a rain drop so the challenge was not only figuring how to handle something that is essentially clear and also reflective. But on top of try to give it life with a face and movement. It was definitely a learning experience but a lot of fun!

Here are a couple interior pages;

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Catalog!

It's that time again! Lots of terrific artwork in this, Seeing everyone else's artwork is very inspiring. Good way to start the day.…/superheroes-pirates-princesses/

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Double Trouble!

Subtle changes were made to make the idea clearer.

It's definitely nice to have peers that can give you some honest feedback! While working on this piece, I found myself struggling making it clear that these two girls were twins. I played out some ideas in my head but wasn't fully sold on them. Luckily I was fortunate enough to have some illustrator friends that I can bounce ideas off of. I found having an open dialogue with others and being able to talk through the problem was very useful. The result - I feel - is a much stronger piece!

So thanks again my fellow MB Artists!

Here's a previous version. It was a nice illustration but I was not convinced people could tell the two girls were suppose to be sisters...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This is Getting Old!

I've been working on some new pieces for my portfolio. The focus of these is to create work that included older children. With the more mature children came the more mature subject matters. Which was definitely more fun for me!

Monday, January 25, 2016

January Issue of Clubhouse Jr.

Look whose featured in this months issue of  Clubhouse Jr!

The story is about Chester Greenwood and the inspiration behind his invention, the earmuffs. Cute story and I'm really happy with the illustrations.