Friday, April 26, 2013

Tooth Parade

And the winner is... GOLDY!  
For best of show and for consuming the most candy.
60 min Photoshop sketch.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brother Paul

My friend Paul has done so many nice things for our family, 
that I HAD to do something for him.  I hope he likes it.  
60 min Photoshop.

Creepy Guy on the News

Ok, so this probably looks creepier than what he really looked like, but that's what caricature is all about right?  Pushing the first impression you get.  There you go!  30 seconds memorizing his face on the news in the morning...  40 min in Photoshop later that night.


Any other artists out there have FIVE sketchbooks they're currently working on?  This is all stuff I've done since August 2012.  It's so fun for me to cartoon people I see as I'm biking, watching TV, listening at church or creating out of my imagination.  People can look SO DIFFERENT from eachother!  I find it fascinating.  I used to only care about mutant animals and monsters when I was a kid, but my perspective has changed a lot.  Anyway, almost all of these were sketched in pen, some while I was walking.  I thought it would be fun to experiment on the lady with the frilly hair in Illustrator.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Motley Samurai Logo

My friend Jeff Bean is doing a biking marathon for his son who has Multiple Sclerosis.  He's got a team named 'Motley Samurai' and this is going to be their logo and back-of-shirt design.  Check out their blog if you'd like: Good stuff.  6 hours in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Priesthood Line of Authority

Jesus Christ  8.5" x 11"                                 Jesus Christ 11" x 17"

Peter the Apostle 8.5" x 11"                              Joseph Smith 8.5" x 11"

"Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick." 
-Luke 9: 1-2, Holy Bible KJV.

We live in an amazing time when the priesthood authority Jesus Christ gave to the apostles has been restored to the earth again. Peter, James and John bestowed the priesthood upon Joseph Smith in the early 1800's and he passed it on to others until I feel so blessed to hold that priesthood today. I drew these pictures so that I could have visual depictions of the first three people in my priesthood line of authority. I might post my complete line later on. I drew these because most of the illustrations of these people are copyrighted by their respective artists. These are completely new images I had people model for so I could have references to work from. They are totally free for anyone to use for personal purposes as long as it's in a respectful and uplifting manner. (If you find them useful, please use them in your own priesthood line of authority, Sunday School lessons, posters for school, etc.) No commercial use is permitted unless you work it out with me.

Time it took to draw these charcoal pieces:
11" x 17" Jesus Christ- 6 hours
8.5" x 11" Peter the Apostle- 1.5 hours
8.5" x 11" Joseph Smith- 4 hours

If you want to know more about living prophets (with the same type of calling and responsibilities as Isaiah and Moses) and apostles and the legitimate priesthood authority of God on the earth, visit