Thursday, February 28, 2008


The series continues with the arctic fox. The warming climate is allowing the red fox to migrate north into the arctic fox's territory. Since the red fox is twice the size, it is easily taking over the arctic fox habitat. So the illustration is depicting the arctic fox looking back at it's home while the red fox is looking from above. The medium is nupastels.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Quick Render in Painter

This was a speed painting of Gimli from LOTR in Corel Painter 10. This was my first attempt in painter and I enjoy the possibilities that this program offers.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Preliminary work

These are some of the preliminary work for two more illustrations in the global warming series that I am doing. I'll post the finished works once I can get around to scanning them in.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Melting Away

For my portfolio class I'm doing a series of 4 posters that show how animals are being affected by global warming. This one is showing how the polar bear is affected. Polar bears usually swim long distances to catch their food. They depend on ice bergs as a bridge back to their homes, yet they are melting away. This forces polar bears to swim until exhaustion with no rest and risks their chance of drowning. This illustration shows the polar bear sitting on top of the earth while it is melting away from the pollution that is rising. The northern lights in the top background represent the purity of this planet that is fading away. The medium was nupastels.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I challenge you to a duel!

-Experimenting in Adobe Illustrator with live trace and the brush tool. This was a banner done for the 2008 Olympic games being held in Beijing, China. I chose to illustrate the sport of fencing with a technique similar to Martin French.