Saturday, June 29, 2019


The one piece I did for the 2019 #Mermay challenge.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tales from the Borderlands Hyperion Concepts

Here are a few versions of a set of business clothes I designed for the Tales for the Borderlands game. It was supposed to work as a part system that can be mixed and matched.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rebels Death Trooper

Rebels' season 3 Finale has debuted, along with the corresponding Rebels Recon on where Kilian Plunkett, my Art Director, mentioned some of the challenges of creating the Rebels version of the Death Trooper who also appeared in Rogue One. It was a challenge, to be sure, and it's a lot of fun to see these guys on screen! Here is a piece of the design sheet that appears on the Rebels finale episode guide. Check out some more cool concepts here.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Volo's Guide Monsters

I recently had a few people ask me to post my Volo's Guide creature illustrations in a higher-resolution format so they could use them for their adventure campaigns. So here they are! The Gnoll Flind and the Tanarukk.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dragon Cultist Assassin Rough Concept

Thanks Clinton Hoffos for letting me know that this piece was published in a D&D book. I remember doing it as a very quick rough for Jon Schindehette just to help sell the attitude of a dragon cultist. It seems like forever and also just yesterday that I was working on the launch of 5th other news, there should be a couple more pieces I can share in the coming months because I did some work for a new book that should hit shelves this fall.

Friday, June 10, 2016


Found this guy on the side of the road after work.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David Bowie: 1947-2016

David Bowie has passed beyond this earth, and it seems like the world is...less. I was tremendously inspired by his work. So much has been said about him by so many, and so eloquently, that it is probably best if I just let their words stand instead of trying to come up with something. Here is a small tribute I did in pencil in my sketchbook.

Monday, December 28, 2015

GAP Lady

Here is a small gouache painting I did based on a woman I saw waiting by some denim shirts in front of the dressing room at a GAP during the holiday shopping season. Originally, she was more forlorn that this woman looks, and had a much smaller hairdo, but the painting evolved into something else as it progressed. I didn't have a photo and I wanted to get some mileage with the new travel brush my brother got me for Christmas, so this is the result. Hopefully I can get a few more studies and paintings done in the next several weeks before I begin work on a new project.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

52 Stories: Redux

While working on Punch Drunk Moustache: Round 2, I lost sight of the project I was very excited about, 52 Stories. A few years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to create 52 stories, one for each week of a year, and create an accompanying illustration for each of the stories. I didn't get very far before other things took precedent. The idea won't die, so I will reboot it; it will be a clean start.

I am not a writer, and I feel like my Illustration skills need some spit and polish (elbow grease might be more like it...) so I will approach this project with the hopes of simply getting better, and perhaps finding more of a personal voice. I want to, by the end of this, grow better at telling and illustrating whole stories, even if only by a small margin. I can't commit to any firm updates, but I plan to stick with it and see where it takes me.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Rassum Frassum...

This is a goof on Trump, inspired by Yosemite Sam that uses the palette of Frederic Remington.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Starbucks Fit-ster

This is based on a guy I saw at Starbucks a while ago. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Rebels Season 2: "Lost Commanders"

Here is a turn for Captain Rex I did for Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. This was a super-fun episode to work on, and the best thing about it for me was that I got to watch my co-workers create a ton of awesome stuff. Check out the episode guide at the link below for more art and info:

Sunday, August 23, 2015


There's not a lot of deep thought to this image except I wanted to try to get the feeling I get from Trump in a sort of abstract, off the cuff manner. I was going to do a much more labor intensive illustration but realized that I didn't want to spend a lot of time looking at his face. I also included the "post consumer content" that was on the envelope I sketched on because it seemed appropriate. This started as a postage-stamp sized sketch in my sketchbook, then I did a quick color pass in photoshop, then I used a cool glitch web tool off of github.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Le Lumbersexual

This is not based on a real person, but based on the general population of San Francisco, it could be ;)

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Uncle Sam's Choice

Happy 4th! Watercolor and pencil, 5x8".

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Windbreaker Girl

During my commute today there was a woman with an over-sized windbreaker in a car at a four way stop next to the Golden Gate bridge. She had a super-intense stare. Her look was pretty bold, so I did a sketch from memory.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NYC Spring 2015

I haven't put up pictures in a while, so here are some new ones. I took a trip to New York with my wife for our 5 year anniversary. We planned on just hanging out in neighborhoods and parks and not worry about hitting tourist stuff since we had both been to the city before. Nevertheless, we ended up getting our fair share of tourism in, and it was all a blast.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Last of the Princes of the Apocalypse Sketches

Here are the last of the Princes of the Apocalypse concept sketches I did. There are lots of drawings that were done, but I'll just stick with what has been released.

These sketches were one of the last briefs I received before returning to Lucasfilm full-time. I was briefed with designing a character for each of the elements as well as their signature weapon. The finish level was, again, supposed to be very rough; only an indication of what the character should be. Some of them turned out better than others, but they were fun to create nonetheless!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blast from the Past: Clone Wars Concept Art

There was a panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim where some previously unseen concept art for the Clone Wars was revealed. I had a couple images in the slideshow. It was good to see the unused Ahsoka design; her post padawan getup was a fun challenge.

The outfit ended up very eclectic. I even got to do a Kaminoan tribute to Hokusai on the arm band callout and a wolf-themed knife. I had no idea what a Star Wars knife was supposed to look like, so that took some tinkering.

What can I say about the Padme ship nose art? When I read in the script that the Bad Batch Clone Troopers had it on their ship and that Anakin would see it, I cracked up. I'm sorry the episodes were never finished, but the work lives on. Much more concept work from my wonderful design friends is on the website. Check it out!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Princes of the Apocalypse Rough Concepts

The Dungeons & Dragons: Princes of the Apocalypse adventure book was recently released. A while back I was lucky enough to be part of the early concept phase. This was one of my favorite jobs because there was a real sense of collaboration: I would send off drawings, some of them would spark ideas with the game designers, and they would send more ideas that forked to new paths neither party had expected. Many times the art direction was, "come up with something cool."

I thought none of this art would see the light of day because it was very run-and-gun. There was little time to draw the concepts, and the finish level was supposed to be rough; just enough to show the designers the idea and give the illustrator responsible for final interior book art a visual target.

I was pleased to see that the afterword has some of my sketches. It makes me smile, but it's a bit embarrassing, as some of that stuff...oof. Definitely not gonna win any awards.

In any case, it was a pleasure to work with Wizards on Princes of the Apocalypse, and I hope everyone who plays the game has as much fun playing as I did drawing.