Preceding Dawn

I’m one of those people who loves to create my own characters & worlds in my free time. This is a sketch of what I might imagine the book cover to one particular story to look like. Makes you curious maybe? ;) Maybe I’ll upload more for this in the future….

Preceding Dawn

I’m one of those people who loves to create my own characters & worlds in my free time. This is a sketch of what I might imagine the book cover to one particular story to look like. Makes you curious maybe? ;) Maybe I’ll upload more for this in the future….

Here is a mock Spirited Away ad campaign that I did. The original files are true to size, but Tumblr made them bigger than they are supposed to be, so the quality is meh. The first one is a Standard Ad Unit, the second a Leaderboard Ad, the third a Mobile Unit Ad, and the fourth a trailer viewer.

Daughter of the Centaurs concept sketches

Daughter of the Centaurs concept sketches


On Trial

Mock illustration for The New York Times’ article Rap Lyrics on Trial. Done completely in Photoshop, though it went through a lot of changes before it got to this point. :)

On Trial

Mock illustration for The New York Times’ article Rap Lyrics on Trial. Done completely in Photoshop, though it went through a lot of changes before it got to this point. :)


Daughter of the Centaurs

Recently finished this book suggested to me by a friend. I created a mock book cover for it as I wasn’t overly fond of what was on the cover. Created with Photoshop. It could use more cleaning up, so I may re-upload it later.

Daughter of the Centaurs

Recently finished this book suggested to me by a friend. I created a mock book cover for it as I wasn’t overly fond of what was on the cover. Created with Photoshop. It could use more cleaning up, so I may re-upload it later.

attolia97 asked: Your Queen's Thief drawing was wonderful! Good job! :)

D’aw thanks so very much!

It was a lot of work. Hopefully I will eventually finish up the other 11 pages sometime (maybe over summer break). In the mean time, I’ll try to remember to upload the character design sheets and some of the sketches sometime soon. :D

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Phoenix Rising


Mock cover for Karen Hesse’s book Phoenix Rising. Done with gouache and watercolors, then edited in Photoshop.Summary of the book from Goodreads:

"Nyle’s life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyle’s modest world fills with protective masks, evacuations, contaminated food, disruptions, and mistrust.

Nyle adjusts to the changes. As long as the fallout continues blowing to the East, Nyle, Gran, and the farm can go on. But into this uncertain haven stumble Ezra Trent and his mother, “refugees” from the heart of the accident, who take temporary shelter in the back bedroom of Nyle’s house.
The back bedroom is the dying room: It took her mother when Nyle was six; it stole away her grandfather just two years ago. Now Ezra is back there and Nyle doesn’t want to open her heart to him. Too many times she’s let people in, only to have them desert her.”

Phoenix Rising

Mock cover for Karen Hesse’s book Phoenix Rising. Done with gouache and watercolors, then edited in Photoshop.
Summary of the book from Goodreads:

"Nyle’s life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyle’s modest world fills with protective masks, evacuations, contaminated food, disruptions, and mistrust.

Nyle adjusts to the changes. As long as the fallout continues blowing to the East, Nyle, Gran, and the farm can go on. But into this uncertain haven stumble Ezra Trent and his mother, “refugees” from the heart of the accident, who take temporary shelter in the back bedroom of Nyle’s house.

The back bedroom is the dying room: It took her mother when Nyle was six; it stole away her grandfather just two years ago. Now Ezra is back there and Nyle doesn’t want to open her heart to him. Too many times she’s let people in, only to have them desert her.”


Kidnapping the Queen of Attolia

I wanted to do this scene for an assignment for illustration class. There are actually eleven more pages to this portion of the book, but I only needed to show three scenes in order to complete the assignment and I didn’t have the time at that point. I hope to finish is when I have time. Done in graphite, then edited with Photoshop.

Kidnapping the Queen of Attolia

I wanted to do this scene for an assignment for illustration class. There are actually eleven more pages to this portion of the book, but I only needed to show three scenes in order to complete the assignment and I didn’t have the time at that point. I hope to finish is when I have time. Done in graphite, then edited with Photoshop.

Discovery

A wet-in-wet watercolor painting with loose line work in pen.


Friendship

A commission for some girls. Done with markers and pens.

Friendship

A commission for some girls. Done with markers and pens.