Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wedding Cake and Cookie Cutters

These illustrations are for the February issue of Odyssey Magazine.  While I was working on them I was trying out a juice fast for the first time.  The first couple days of a juice fast can be pretty rough...I found it kind of funny that during that time I was drawing cookies and cake.  It was a fun assignment to work on anyway!

Saturday, February 14, 2015


"Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go" - Sam Cooke (I may or I may not have been singing this song to myself the entire time I was drawing this picture)

***WARNING*** Go get your lady some flowers or this ValenPig might come shoot you in the booty!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

Faces Magazine

I illustrated an article for Faces magazine on the Chinese Writing System.  Surprisingly this is not the the first time I have been asked to draw the first Emperor of China.  Always a pleasure Emperor Qin Shi Huang...


Sunday, February 08, 2015

SCBWI Winter Conference

I attended the SCBWI Winter Conference this weekend.  I am feeling refreshed and inspired.  It was good to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

It was a lot of information to take in and I will definitely be processing it all over the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Cobblestone Magazine

Cobblestone Magazine celebrates Black History Month with an issue on the Civil Rights movement of the 50's and 60's.  The magazine focuses on the younger generation of that time.  I was fortunate enough to be asked to illustrate the cover.  Thank you to Deb Porter for the great assignment!

side note: Deb was one of the very first art directors to give me a shot right out of college ;-)