50 Shades Of Canadian Men

A small sample of 50 illustrations for a humour book called "50 Shades of Canadian Men". Published by Blue Bike Books.

E-book Cover

Illustration for an e-book cover. An upcoming cowboy novella called" Wanted: Passionate Hero - Experience Prefered "- written by M.C. Piper

Admiral James Bowen

Some concept sketches for a beer label. I'm happy with how both turned out.

The Meeting Place book

Here's a children's book I just completed. Written by Jim Gurnett, the story takes place at Edmonton's Heritage Days Festival. I had a lot of fun coloring and creating the characters. Here are a few samples.






Jean Charlot

I had the opportunity to visit the Jean Charlot Collection at the University of Hawaii . I highly recommend a visit if you're ever in Hawaii. It is a huge collection and always inspirational. Charlot was a french painter and illustrator who did it all when it came to exploring different techniques in his art. He also illustrated many childrens books. He spent a portion of his life in Mexico and participated in the founding of Mexican Muralism until settling in Hawaii teaching art at the universitiy. Being hispanic, I have much respect for his interest and knowledge of Hispanic and Indian cultures. 

 Of the favorite books to look at in the collection, it has to be a book called "Carmen" which he illustrated in the 1930's. The collection has some of the original sketches, original ink drawings, and progressive proofs from this book. Here's some photos.

 

A sneak peek at my studio

 This is my home and studio where I sometimes work till late in the evening. My plants and dog are always here to keep me company.