American bald eagle illustration I created earlier in the year accessorized with US flag wings! I’ve seen a couple bald eagles in the wild around Pennsylvania while kayaking – nice to see them making a comeback – sorry we almost killed you all! That would have been embarassing.#patrioticart #usflag #patriotic #americaneagle #merica#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq
Logo design I created for the online gun and armor shop, Technical Tactical, featuring their new mascot, this lovely lady holding a giant rifle.
No subtlety necessary! I love jobs like this every once and awhile, where you don’t have to think too much. We knew going in we just needed a badass character, attractive, and deadly, drawn in a colorful and bold style to represent the brand.
It looks great! I really love it
Technical Tactical, owner
And here’s the finished St. Patrick’s Day skull leprechaun illustration I created – pretty happy with hos this turned out. Hope it’s not too frightening – tried to make the skull friendly, but it’s tricky to make a skull smile. Available for licensing – message me.#stpatricksday #leprechaun #firefighterlife #challengecoin #patchdesign #firefighterpatch #emslife
T-shirt design and poster I was hired to create for the popular band, the Moonshine Bandits, where I was asked to draw the band members as skeletons driving their iconic off-road limo.
We chose to take a Big Daddy Roth approach, and make the characters larger than life so we could really focus on the small characteristics (such as the tattoos, hair-styles, etc) that make them identifiable. Set up for silk-screening with under six colors.
Love! Thanks and look forward to working together again.
All finished with this tiki skateboard painting I did for a private collector. First time I’ve done something like this, so there were a lot of stumbles along the way, but I had a great time with it. The collector wanted the whole thing to be a surprise, so he never even saw a sketch. The first time he saw the deck design was when he opened the package on his front door! That really added a lot to the whole experience.#skateboardart #deckart #skaterart #deckdesign #skateboarding#tikiart #tikibar #beachart #tikitotem #surfart #tikiartist #beach
I was hired to create this logo for the outdoor sports outfitter, H20 Sports Zone, of a tiki chief riding a paddle board on the ocean.
I love working with tiki characters and making them do fun things – paddle-boarding has become hugely popular, so it was fun to draw him doing that. The logo was created both in color and black and white so that it would be useable in many different applications.
Oh Wow, it looks sick. Thank you!
Owner, H2O Sports Zone
This big green dog character ripping through a box I drew is for a logo design for the distribution service, Box Busters.
The client wanted something over-the-top and in-your-face to appeal to his customer base, who are anything but subtle. I drew a caricature of his pet. The business is cannabis themed, but we had to find creative ways to not exploit that theme too much.
Wow…. phenomenal….I’m stoked
Owner, Box Busters
Blocking in colors on this custom skateboard deck painting I was working on. I used some left-over black light paint for the eyes to really make them glow. You can’t see it in the photo, but I used some metallic gold paint I had for the teeth, and cut it with white, so they have a really cool subtle sheen to them.#skateboardart #deckart #skaterart #deckdesign #skateboarding#tikiart #tikibar #beachart #tikitotem #surfart #tikiartist #beach
A La Carte
Album cover design I created for the band A La Carte showing a disgusting restaurant with eyeballs, fingers, brains, rats, and even a toilet.
The band wanted me to create an album cover with a lot of gross details, as if a fine restaurant was being run by a deranged cannibal. The illustration covers the front and back cover. I also had the privilege to design the band’s logo as well, which was made to look like a goopy, drippy mess.
We couldn’t be happier with the atmosphere you captured on this piece.
A La Carte, Band Member
Finally getting around to creating my own brand of beach-themed merch! Just finished up the TikiCrew logo! I love that Photoshop now supports ArtBoards, it makes outputting to different versions of a file so easy.#tikiart #tikibar #beachart #tikitotem #surfart #tikiartist #logodesign‍ http://tikicrew.com/
In the true spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we have a skeleton leprechaun firefighter, complete with an
Very excited to share this really unique project. Custom skateboard deck I will be painting on with acrylic for a private collector. He gave me completely free reign, which happens very rarely. I sketched this design in Clip Studio Paint, printed it out, and transferred it to the board with carbon paper. Ready to start painting!#skateboardart #deckart #skaterart #deckdesign #skateboarding#tikiart #tikibar #beachart #tikitotem #surfart #tikiartist #beach
Here’s the second design I created for a client specializing in 2nd ammendment t-shirt designs – this skull design is available for licensing if anyone has a use for it, message me!#patrioticart #usflag #patriotic #americaneagle #merica #2ndammendment #gunrights#skullart #skulls #skulldesign #darkartist #darkart #skullartwork
Circle City Foundation
I was commissioned to design this t-shirt for the Circle City Foundation’s Light the Lamp Against Cancer event which depicts a hockey fan in a hot Indiana summer daydreaming about playing hockey in the wintertime.
It was a pleasure to work with an organization that does so many great things in their fight against cancer. I had a lot of fun putting a little spin on my beach graphics, by illustrating a lake beach in the mountains. This design was set up for full-color, so I could really go nuts.
Fantastic! I’m really happy with how this has turned out. You really captured what I was going for!
Circle City Foundation
Inking a skull soldier in Clip Studio Paint on the Wacom Cintiq – I’m really enjoying working with my stippling brushes to make shading quicker – works great for silk-screening too.#skullart #skulls #skulldesign #darkartist #darkart #skullartwork#art #inkdrawing #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq
I sketched this Dragon-Slaying King for a client, but we ended up going in a different direction, unfortunately. It’s tough sometimes when you have to abandon something you’re really excited about – but that’;s just part of the gig. What should I do with this artwork?#art #fantasyart @conceptsketch #dragonart #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq
Silk-screen illustration I created of a rattle snake clutching a rifle for a t-shirt design that should be available at Cabella’s sometime soon – Snakes are so challenging to draw. Even when you think you’ve got everything in the right place, then come the scales. So. Many. Damn. Scales. This design is available for licensing if anyone has a use for it – message me.#patrioticart #usflag #patriotic #donttreadonme #merica #2ndamendment #gunart #huntingart#appareldesign #tshirtdesign #tshirtartist #screenprintart #dtg
This illustration I created for Listenable Records Hellfest album cover is a tribute to the iconic Judas Priest album cover of a mechanical eagle swooping down from the sky.
It was hard to improve on such a masterpiece, so I just tried to reinvent the eagle in my own style, with a little more modern technology.
Illustration I created for my friends at Unlimited Off-Road, a huge Jeep and offroad expo in Louisville Kentucky – There are so many artists that just kill it at painting realistic cars and trucks, that I decided to take a messier, line-art driven approach. Made a really sharp t-shirt and poster!#jeepart #offroad #unlimitedoffroadexpo#art #originalartwork #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tshirtdesign #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #wacomcintiq
Happy New Year! Here’s another great looking tattoo created with my artwork! These evil mushrooms have always held a warm spot in my cold dead heart. I lost the name of the tattoo artist who inked this – so if you know, please call them out! I think they did an excellent job.#art #mushroomart #mangastudio #clipstudiopaint #illustration #tattooart #tshirtart #hireanillustrator #freelanceartist #psychedelicart
This was a really fun series of apparel designs I illustrated for new outdoor lifestyle brand called Camel Toes, featuring an athletic camel mascot interacting with his female fans in different sports and fitness situations.
We tried to squeeze in as much activity, detail, and characters into each design that we could. The mascot himself was carefully designed in a way that made it easy to draw him doing all sorts of different activities. I also designed the logo and text style for the brand.