Thursday, December 17, 2009


And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

One of my favorite illustrators is Gary Blythe. He illustrated "This is the Star." This is my own take on Luke, chapter 2, but it is heavily influenced by Blythe.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Definition of Krampus according to Wikipedia: Krampus is a mythical creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas in various regions of the world during the Christmas season...While Saint Nicholas gives gifts to good children, the Krampus warns and punishes bad children. Did this for another ArtOrder challenge.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lamanite Attack

At the moment I'm working on a portrait, so I'm posting an unfinished sketch which I plan to finish later. At any rate, I always like to see the unfinished works of other artists--they usually teach me more than the finished piece. So hopefully someone will in enjoy this.

A bit of explanation on what the scene is about: in the Book of Mormon (yup, I'm a Mormon) there are two nation's which are constantly fighting, the Lamanites and the Nephites. In the foreground are Lamanites sneaking up on...well, only some light beams at the moment, but I plan on putting a group of Nephites around a campfire.


This is a very personal sketch for me. Once in a while I like to try to think of metaphors to help me better understand the magnitude of what Christ did in taking on the sins of everyone. It's just such a tough thing for me to grasp. So here you have the weight of the world literally on Christ's back. I like the sketch and think that I might return to it, refine it, and fix some of the anatomy issues I'm seeing.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Eliza Field of Faith Review

I just got the heads up that Eliza's Field of Faith got a very positive review by Michael De Groote in Deseret New's the Mormon Times. Check it out!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hurakan Challenge part 6

This is for the Artorder Challange. Artorder is a blog by Wizards of the Coasts Art Editor Jon Schindehette. Shout outs to Jon for going to all of the work he puts into helping illustrators improve their skills.

"Eliza's Field of Faith"

Eliza's Field of faith was published this September by Covenant Books. It's written by Rachele Pace Castor, and it is about the Mormon Pioneers settling in Dry Creek, Utah (now known as Lehi). It is my first fully illustrated children's book. The next group of illustrations, for your viewing pleasure, are from this book. Ahhhhh it's good to have it out.

Go Home!

An embarrassing situation for just about any undead creature at any time, but it's got to be doubly embarrassing when waiting to ambush. But that said, I feel worse for the puppy.

Started this for my friend John Beenfield.

Unemployed Satyr

Floating Head

Just working on drawing from my imagination some more. I like the vein on his temple.


Publish PostI've been focusing on working purely from my imagination, of late. So here you are. Some girl--I suspect a thoughtful princess--walking down a hall. Don't know her story.

Gotta Love the Classic Wizard

Slinks in the Dark

The end of the blog is my beginning

I hereby officially start my web blog sketch journal thing.