Saturday, October 11, 2014

Parris toy catalog cover






















 I've spent practically the entire year working on projects covered by non-disclosure agreements, so it's nice to be allowed to post a project online for once.  I've been doing a lot of illustration styles lately that de-emphasize linework, so it was almost a new experience going back to comic-style lines and color.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dumbo baby shower invitation


















Something I made for fun.  Names and dates reflect the creators and animators of the Dumbo book and movie.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Some of the last Hallmark cards

















Here's some of the last Hallmark cards I did before leaving the company, that are now or have been on sale.   I'm particularly happy with the NFL card below, one of the few cards I got to illustrate from start to finish.

















When you open the card up, the scoreboard pops out, the lights start to flash, and Queen's "We Will Rock You" starts to play.

















That's about it for the Hallmark cards.  There might be one or two more yet to come out, I'm not sure.  And I've got some ornament product coming out at Christmas that I'll photograph once it's in stores.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Albert Einswine pics






















I can't put online almost any of the work I'm doing nowadays due to NDAs, but I can put up photos I took this weekend of the work I did for the Alburnt Einswine barbecue team.  They ended up taking 18th place out of 184 teams in the famous Great Lenexa BBQ Battle.   I got to eat their food, it was excellent!



Monday, April 28, 2014

Lion King print

















 I was out at the mall today and finally saw my Lion King illustration on sale at the Hallmark store.  My phone's camera isn't very good, so the original illustration is below.  I have a Peter Pan one out there too somewhere that I haven't seen yet.




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alburnt Einswine BBQ logo






















Another barbecue logo I just finished for a local team.  I thought they had a funny concept and it was fun to do.  They chose two color options.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spider-man and Batman masks

































While I was out today I picked up these card/mask combo cards I created at Hallmark last year.  The arms on the masks wrap around the cards and then you take them apart when you open them.  The masks also have sound buttons.  I illustrated the cover art of the Batman & Spidey heads from scratch.  The interior hero poses are from style guides.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hawaiian t-shirt design



















 Improved one of my old designs-created a new girl and updated the typography.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Hallmark cards






















 Picked these up today while I was at Walmart--these are cards I designed last year while still full-time at Hallmark.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dragon color


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Decoupage ornaments


















Well, my time at Hallmark is over but the projects I worked on should still be showing up on the shelves throughout the the coming year.  This afternoon I saw these decoupage ornaments on sale at Target, which I had done the turnaround drawings for.  




Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pork N' Mindy photos



































The logo made its premeire at the Shawnee (KS) Great Grillers competition this weekend.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Posey activity book


















A book I drew for Hallmark came out the recently, which retails for $7.95 at Hallmark stores and works with the plush Posey Interactive Story Buddy (sold separately).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Karie























Redoing an old drawing

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pork N' Mindy logo
















Did this logo for some childhood friends of mine who just won the famous Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, the one they used to show in national Kingsford Charcoal commercials.   I guess they're going to make a new banner and some t-shirts out of the logo.  I loved their name and so I did a spoof on the Mork & Mindy logo and they gave me some of their barbecue in return.  Yum!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bunny Music Class
















Color version.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Iron Man papercraft























This is a Hallmark card I designed, and I also illustrated the Iron Man papercraft artwork too.  It retails for $3.97.


Saturday, June 8, 2013