“Ants”: an Illustration for the Biomimicry Center

I created this image for the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University. Biomimicry (or “bio-inspired design”) uses nature as a model for solving design, business and engineering problems. It’s also part of the curriculum for InnovationSpace, a...

“I love this show!” – Part 2: Painting

This is the second half of a 2-part “How I made it” post. You can find the first half here. At the end of step 4, I had a flat color study with a main color (blue) and a complimentary pop color (yellow-orange). It looked like this: Step 5: Simple Shading...

“I love this show!” — Part 1: Sketches and Color Studies

I use the same process for most of my illustrations. They start with quick concept sketches in a sketchbook, followed by a composition sketch on vellum. Then I scan the composition sketch, make value roughs and color roughs in Photoshop, and finish the illustration...

“I Love this Show!”

The first illustration for my new portfolio is finished! I’m putting together a tutorial to show how this illustration grew from a few daily practice sketches into a complete illustration. In the meantime, here’s the finished image and the original sketch....