Gouache, ink and Copic Opaque White on Arches watercolor paper.
I recently switched to all digital for my illustration work. I’ve resisted the change for years but now that I’ve been working this way for a month or so I really like it. The main reason I switched is speed. I don’t draw any faster but I don’t have to scan or clean up so that helps a lot.
I think I’ll stick with physical media for my personal work.
Anyway, here are some examples of my new digital work:
The image above was a test image (I traced it digitally) to see if I could copy the shading tecniques, brush style, etc. The next drawings are all 100% mine.
The one above is a chapter header for Nomad Press’ Explore Fossils.
This turtle, and the one above are for Nomad Press’ Explore Force and Motion.
So, I can finally announce that I’m drawing a comic book series for Ben & Jerry’s!
The comic is basically a fun training manual for B&J employees highlighting issues that come up during the manufacturing process. In this issue, Captain Clean vs. The Allergen Beast!
Here are the first three pages of the latest issue.
I drew an album review comic for Vermont’s alt weekly, Seven Days! The review is for the album Soon Enough Love by the VT band VOWS. You can get their record on vinyl or digitally from Section Sign Records.
This is a logo I made for Understory Farm. They’re in Subury, VT, near Middlebury. If you want some great local and sustainably farmed meat, you should check them out.
The rest of the drawings below are from a series of kids’ educational books called the Explore series. They’re published by Nomad Press in White River Junction, VT.
An Ice Giant from Explore Norse Myths
Coming soon, Explore Fossils.
Also coming soon, Explore Soil.
Explore Honey Bees is available now! Ask your local bookstore.
I’ve got more projects on the way, including (fingers crossed) a big comics project!