As an illustrator most of my time is spent drawing relatively cute and pretty pictures aimed to appease conservative publishers and appeal to a young market. Thus, my private sketchbook is a haven to unfetter my brain on paper... (If you are looking for my usual work in children's literature, check out my regular blog at

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Here's an oil painting from late 2007:

This wasn't for anything in particular. Sometimes I get the urge to just do a spontaneous picture. I enjoy working like this, without a roadmap, because I start the picture with no preconceived idea as to what it might look like at the end — Typically I start with the eyes and it grows from there.

I wish I had time to do more like this, maybe get some prints made...

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