"Painted" means it was either painted in the real world with real brushes, or in the digital world with a stylus and technology that I'm convinced was secretly handed to us by an advanced alien race.
Cottage in the woods puzzle
A puzzle company paid me to paint my dream home.
Miranda's Magical Music-matron
Sometimes the idea of being a children’s book illustrator is so attractive… until I remember I have to pay bills and such. This one was just for fun.
Santa giving a wink and a nod
This guy looks like he's up to something sneaky...
Moonlit cabin for a puzzle company
A cozy cabin surrounded by some wild night-life.
Perhaps a better title for this one would have been "Animal House".
Beach theme Christmas card illustration
Celebrating Christmas island style.
Wild birds holiday jigsaw puzzle
The Great Escape Puzzle Illustration
At least he prefers it cooked!
Santa at the Birdfeeder Christmas Card
Careful with that nice clean suit Santa! Yet another Santa-themed happy winter wonderland digital painting.
A day is coming where dogs and horses will happily share their pumpkins. This piece is being made into a jigsaw puzzle currently.
Christmas Barn Animals Building a Snowman
The magic of Christmas meets the magic of Photoshop. Digitally painted scene for greeting cards, puzzles, flags, gift-bags, and other yule-tide-ish products.
Santa Clause greeting card
Good 'ol Saint Nick and his peppermint stick!
Tight deadlines, coffee-filled all-nighters, and the smell of marker fumes..., Little has changed in 25 years except that now everything is done digitally and my brain cells have slowly grown back. Over 10,000 frames drawn!
Storyboard Frames for Carefirst
The deeply moving story of a woman searching for her ear-buds. One of many spots done for Carefirst.
Print Ad Comps for Maryland Lottery
A few conceptual renderings for some print ad possibilities.
Storyboard frames for Digel
Storyboard frames for Shentel
Storyboard frame samples- Medicare Spot
Men hanging out doing men stuff. These two storyboard frames were from a larger tv commercial spot for Medicare.
Funny Grandpa Comps for Medicare Spot
Now this is the kind of grandpa I want to be some day. Storyboard frames for Medicare.
...and some more Storyboard frames for Shentel
Snyders Pretzels Storyboard Frames
A few storyboard frames for a tv commercial spot called "pretzelbilities". Now I'm craving pretzels.
Storyboard frames for Snyders Pretzels
This is where those two Snyders guys all began.
Frames for Maryland Lottery storyboard
Vector illustrations are crisp, polished and easily editable... perfect for bright graphics and sloppy artists.
Happy Birthday! Candles card
Nothing quite says "Happy Birthday" like a candle dance party on a cupcake. Vector illustration sold for greeting cards.
Children's Pirate Maze Illustration
Arrrggghh Matey! Here be a Children's maze illustration for a place-mat book. Publications International, ltd.
March Fourth! Poster Illustration
The Downtown Louisville Street Faire (in Colorado) needed a poster illustration to announce their unusual and extremely talented guests- March Fourth!
Vinyl Toy Wraps
This art for a top secret vinyl toy project is designed to be wrapped around a cylinder, showing both front and backs of these ghoulishly goofy characters.
Library Brain Box illustration and design
Sometimes librarians need a box to organize themselves. This is that box. Demco.
Spots for Cobblestone Magazine article
Ever wonder where some of our favorite childhood games came from? Cobblestone did.
Ladybug for classroom poster series
This is vector: Clean, bright, bold and able to be blown up and printed on the side of a building if you happen to need a hundred-foot ladybug.
Hop To It! Frog Pond Maze
Fun froggy-themed maze for children printed by Publications International, ltd.
Happy Birthday Plate design and illustration
Here's wishing a very psychedelic birthday to you.
Good Luck! Children's maze and puzzle
Saint Patrick's themed children's maze fueled by the consumption of too much Lucky Charms. Publications International.
Line and Color (photoshop)
In Photoshop there's a whole world of textures, effects, and tones that vector programs are just plain jealous of.
Series of children's music CD covers
This fun project was the first time I stepped out of my illustrator shoes and put on my graphic designer jumpsuit. It involved illustrating and designing EVERYTHING… right down to the placement of the barcodes on the back!
Aloha classroom poster series
I daydreamed about illustrating from a tropical island while working on these images for a Hawaiian-themed classroom poster series. Highsmith.
"Libraries Rock!" Poster
I got to draw a giant book monster rocking out on the guitar. What more could an illustrator ask for?
Fact or Opinion- Smart Shopper board game
Mall-themed educational boardgame design and illustration for Highsmith.
Highlights Puzzlemania Cover and Interior illustration
Many a dentist's office visit I spent searching for hidden pictures in a Highlights magazine. Here's a recent cover I got to create for an issue of Highlights Puzzlemania magazine. The illustration also appears on the inside with a nearly identical version next to it with 20 differences to find. Click over to my blog in case you're stuck in a dentist office with nothing to do.
Illustration for Dewey Decimal Poster
This is one of eight whimsical images created for a Dewey Decimal poster series. Highsmith.
Vote for Books Poster
"Vote for Books" poster theme for Highsmith classroom products. One day, giant talking books will rule this great nation of ours.
"Now Showing at Your Library" poster
Illustration for Highsmith classroom products.
Punctuation Poster illustrations
Yeehaa! Some rootin' tootin' grammar learnin' posters for them rascals over at Highsmith.
Vintage style illustrations with that "Everything's just dandy!" retro-appeal. Art like mom used to bake!
Tom Collins Girl
Close-up from the series below...
Vintage Cocktail Recipe Characters
This little series of crazy cats and their concoctions are designed to encircle the inside of a cool cocktail tray!
Retro Woman texting w Word Balloon
So nice to be living in the future!
Bea and Buster's Bubble Burst game
Jeepers!... With Bubble gum scented cards too! Fat Brain Toy Company.
Mod Retro Couple with Their New Devices
These snazzy looking folks have been watching way too much "Madmen" on those things.
Soda Jerk illustration for F'real Milkshakes
Who wouldn't want to buy a milkshake from this dapper-looking guy?
The Tex-Mex Grill and Backyard Barbecue Cookbook
A slightly retro/ vintage style Illustration for the cover of Robb Walsh's lip-smacking smorgasbord of tasty grill recipes.
Retro ad illustration for Eric Olson Jewelers
Holy Diamond Ring Batman! This vintage-themed piece ran as a full-page magazine advertisement.
Retro Housewives spots for Ventahood
Target Stores Gift Card
A real neato-keen tv-shaped retro Happy Birthday illustration for a Target gift card. The screen was printed with a 3-D raised clear plastic bubble.
Girl Sleuth Nancy Drew cover, Harcourt Books
Portraits for Cincinatti magazine article
Retro book illustrations
These swell vintage looking images were created for a handy-dandy book of thrifty penny-saving tricks called "No Money?, No Problem!" Weldon Owen.
Suburban Survival Guide, Cincinatti Magazine
Retro/ vintage illustration of an ambitious suburbanite and his well-stocked arsenal of warm-weather accessories.
Illustrations for board games, card games, novelties, toys, and other merriment-inducing products.
Math Noodlers game design and illustration
Use the old noodle to solve math problems in this educational game from Highsmith.
Nab Nana's Num-Nums game illustration
Fat Brain Toys concocted this sweet game with chocolate-scented cards!
Grammar Gumshoes game board illustration
Kid detectives navigate their way to closing the case by answering grammar questions in this educational board game from the nice people over at Highsmith/ Demco.
Duck Soup, The Restaurant Game
Illustration and design of this fun game that gives an entertaining taste of running a restaurant. http://www.ducksoupgame.com
"Jungle Fun!" Maze
Where's Tarzan when you need him?!!! This maze was done for a Highlights book.
Food Fight game illustrations
"Food Fight" The Fractions, Percents, & Decimals Game is one from about 16 of these boxed sets I worked on for Edupress. Eight amusing characters illustrated for each box.
The Decider, Cleopatra illustration
Illustrated 24 famous characters for a series of "fortune-telling" games called "The Decider", produced by the fun folks over at Mental Floss.
"Witch Way?" children's maze and word search
Hansel!.. Gretel!.. HELP!!! This poor witch's powers don't seem to include navigating a children's maze!
"The Great Coin Caper" game
Design and illustration of game-board for A "Dewey whodunnit game". Highsmith.
Dr. Fizzy's Fabulous Floats game illustration
Game design and illustration for Fat Brain Toy Company. Cola-scented cards!
Science Lab game box
Three game boards were also designed and illustrated along with this playful title.
Detail from Game-board- Science Lab
This is a detail from a series of three science-themed educational board games designed and illustrated for Highsmith.
Thank you once again, Adobe Illustrator, for coming in and cleaning up my messes.
Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble following the math?
Internet connection Illustration for Entrepreneur Press.
This lovely illustration is of a confident mom, who has on the right protective underwear in case of an unexpected emergency! Really. I'm not joking.
Isometric Appliance Illustrations for BGE
What could be more exciting than a collection of heating appliance illustrations done in a very generic and straightforward style?!!
Golf-themed Vector buttons
Where Companies Come From
Well, when a mommy company and the daddy company love each other very, very much...
Business related spot illustrations
These four images, seemingly influenced by the 1960s' Ultraman opening credits, were created for stock illustration and have been printed in various articles.
Internet Connection Illustration
It's a small world after all.
Love and Dating
Love can be tricky business. This poor young lady has the attention of many suiters... who apparently all have the same taste in suits.
The digital natives are restless.
The Happy Couple
Full-page illustration for Wolters Kluwer article.
Characters and Mascots
Flamingos in grass skirts, monsters eating money, food in attack-mode... These are the fun projects!
Money Monsters, The Money Counting Game
Here are a few silly characters from one of many fun games I had the pleasure of illustrating for Edupress.
Fiona Flamingo Character Mascot
This fabulous Fiona Flamingo character was created for The Hospice of Wake County.
Ice Shark Character and Logo design
I usually avoid logo work but if asked to design a big-grinned shark with an ice-shaker count me in!
Retro Character for Mr Booze website
Take two parts Fred Flintstone, one part vermouth, shake and serve.
Food Fighters game Characters
These eight rambunctious menu items were illustrated for "Food Fighters, The Fractions, Percents, and Decimals Game". Edupress.
Vinyl Toy Characters
Here's a few more of those top secret vinyl character designs for that project of which we don't speak of yet.
Leukemia cell characters illustration
Illustrations for a booklet explaining to children the process of how cancer cells attack healthy cells.
Pot Bellied Chef logo
Sea creature characters
Eight underwater critter illustrations for "Subtraction Seashore- The Subtraction Facts Game". Edupress.
PitBoss mascot and logo
illustration and design for a device that calls you when your sump-pump isn't doing it's sump-pumpy thing.
Rock-N-Roll-bots! t-shirt design
This robot seems like he's having way too much enthusiasm over a lego competition.
This illustration was for a protective undergarment ad. Things happen after women have babies.
"Radcab" taxi cab character mascot
This funky taxi was designed for an educational poster series.
No creatures, critters, robots, or animated items here... just humans.
Ask Freud (or a number of other famous characters) for their opinion on your deepest life challenges...
Patrick Stewart's conflicting worlds
To boldly go, or not boldly go?... that is the question.
Languages poster illustration
This was one of eight images illustrated for a Dewey Decimal-themed poster series. Highsmith.
Various kids for Vote for Books series
My "School-house Rock" upbringing is showing again.
Confucious say, "Wise person contact Larry for all art needs."
Kid Super Heroes
...and a few more.
Decimal super hero poster
One from a series of illustrated math-themed posters for Gilson Graphics.
Illustrations for Cobblestone Magazine
Four more spots for that same Cobblestone Magazine spread mentioned in the "vector" section.
Kid Superhero illustrations
From a poster series of kid superheroes for Gilson Graphics.
Series of famous historical characters
Some well-known history-makers illustrated for "The Deciders" game- a "fortune-telling" toy produced for the clever folks over at Mental Floss.
Illustrations for a young reader book
This one's in the works...
Billy Smart character
One character from "The Incredible Coin Caper" game. Highsmith.