Monday, December 12, 2011

Hero's Guide

This is what I've been working on (in my spare time) the last six months. I'm illustrating this novel for tweeners. It's a cool story written by Christopher Healy. It's been a blast. It will be released next May. I can't wait to let you all experience the story and illustrations. The characters are all so well written and there's a lot of humor, making it very fun for me, as the artist, to work on.

In addition to the four characters and dragon on the front cover, the back cover has four different characters, a castle, a giant and a witch. I started looking around at other book covers recently. Even the most popular books have pretty simple covers. This is quite possibly the most figures EVER assembled on the cover of one book. Lucky for me I love drawing these guys! 

Here's the Good Reads link.

Also, the author writes a cool blog about grown ups who like childish things. Chekkit here.

Oh, and one of my favorite things about this book is that the princesses are just as, if not more, heroic than the princes. I love a good, strong female character!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jabberwocky Cinematic

Jabberwocky - Game Cinematic (unreleased)

This is a cinematic for a video game that I pitched at the studio I used to work for. It was fun coming up with the characters and story. Unfortunately the game has been shelved. I have been hesitant to post this, but it's all over the web now so I may as well, right? Perhaps some day it will see the light of day again. I hope it will. I loved working on it.

Monday, November 07, 2011

League of Legends Champions

This is just a work in progress. I may get to the color. Someday. After the other 70 billion things are off my plate.

Nevermind. I won't.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Unslakeable Process

These are the sketches I provided to the art director for The Unslakeable. This lover of dark magic didn't have nearly enough melted skin, so I had to fix that for the final.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

D&D Project

ELF ZOMBIE! Pure brilliance!! This is a commissioned piece for a Dungeons & Dragons article. It's called The Unslakeable. She has been using dark magic and evidently it's bad for her complexion; it makes her skin melt away.

If you think about it, there are some similarities between elves and zombies. Elves are immortal. Zombies can't die because they're already dead. Also, both are overrepresented at Comic Con.

Anyway, we can't always have this kind of hybrid fantasy creature, so I need to know....zombies or elves? Which is cooler?

You can read the article here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Old Skool

I have been doing tons of cool stuff lately, but, unfortunately, I can't post any of it on here while it's still in the production phase. Therefore, most of what I post is old. It's fun to dig it back up and see what my brain was coming up with years ago. Like this. It's one of the last pencil drawings I did before I crossed over to the dark (digital) side.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ice Rig

Another idea from the todd-vault of projects that may or may not ever become realized.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Male Figure

Someone requested more figure drawings. Here you go, MN. 

When I drew this dude there were a couple elements that combined to give him a heroic look - the strange lighting on his shoulders and head, as well as the low perspective I drew him from.

I really love figure drawing. I wish I had more time to do it these days.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Everything you ever wanted to know about me can be found here.

But in case that wasn't everything you wanted to know, feel free to ask me via comment. I'll answer when I have time (so if I never answer you can know that I'm ridiculously busy and you can feel bad that I never have free time. Sniff.).

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Owl Lady

You might think I forgot to paint her eyes, however, you are wrong. Her eyes are non-functioning (a fancy way to say "blind"), so thank goodness she has her owl-partner, who does her seeing for her. This is especially convenient because owls see much better than humans. It can also fly overhead and give her a bird's eye view of things. The only problem is when the owl flies too far away from her she stumbles around a bit.... : /

(Truth is I did this painting a few months ago and just made up the story to go with it right now. I hesitated to tell such a nerdy story, but then I realized that most people that read this blog are just as nerdy as I am. Right.......? I'm not alone here am I?)

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Stupid Cupid

I realize this is a little bit disturbing, but I really wanted to draw a self-portrait for my children for Valentine's Day.

Monday, January 24, 2011


A friend asked me to draw this for one of his projects. We were going for more of a mythical Viking than a historical Viking.

For living in such a cold climate, you'd think that poor lady would wear more clothing...