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“Food Fight” Preparing for Battle

This art was created for a a show entitled “Food Fight” at the Society of Illustrators in New York. The idea behind it was to do something unexpected hence the animated vegetables preparing themselves for an upcoming battle. The juxtaposition of larger food creatures utilizing smaller food stuff heightens the absurdity. The off-kelter perspective amplifies the the mood of silliness and chaos.


“The Color Tree” Olive’s hope

Olive spends a lot of her time with her cat, Snickers. When Snickers runs away one day Olive finds her in a multi-colored tree occupied by paper birds. What she soon learns is the tree is a source of inspiration and knowledge. The piece was designed with the idea of creating a fanciful setting utilizing various types of rendering; flat shape design, fully rendered paint techniques, 3D objects and realistic textures. Mix that with a very colorful tree set in a muted sky background and you have a magical setting.


“#9 Train” Sol’s Dream

Sol is a dreamer. He’s also fascinated by the subways he takes every day in New York City. In fact he can tell you what train to take and transfer to to to get anywhere in the city and he is only 7 years old! He has great ideas for the future of trains in New York espcially the 9 train to Manhattan which he hopes to one day be the conductor of. This illustration is done with a steampunk influence. Mechanical objects in an organic setting topped with a little boy scouring the skyline in this very human fantasy. The all knowing “fisheye” serves as an auto pilot for a 7 year old who doesn’t know how to drive.


“Cat Friends” Ready for a Swim

The two illustrations done here were commissioned by Harper Collins as an audition for me to “ghost-illustrate” a “Splat the Cat” book. I got the job and illustrated “Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny”


“Stella Dances� A bedroom ballerina is born

Stella wants to be a dancer or a gymnast. She practices every day in front of her adoring audience of stuffies. She never gets a bad review!


“Lucy the Lavender Elephant” She’s as real as a child allows.

Imagine if your imaginary friend was a playful and colorful elephant. A friend who could play ball and take you for a ride or just snuggle up and provide you with love and understanding. Not a bad thought.


“Eco-Ranger” Ready for action

Hudson loves the outdoors with all it’s trees, streams, animals and plants. He’s just learned about pollution, global warming and other threats to his world. So he dreams of saving the forests, oceans, lakes and land; of becoming a true environmental super-hero This illustration is a super combo of hand drawn elements, painted 3D objects and digital composition.


“The Siblings” My sister the elephant

Imagine if you had an imaginary sister who was an elephant. Oh the messes you might get into. Baby elephants don’t follow directions too well and their appetite is voracious! Hide the cheetos and M&Ms because that’s their favorite food!


“Book Treasures�

Every child should read an actual book. This illustration was inspired by Romaire Bearden, the urban collage artist who chronicled life on the streets of New York City. The intent is to encourage kids to read books. To peer inside, get a whiff of worn pages and realize that a story awaits within the textured covers.


“The Barefoot Buccaneer” A feisty little girl challenges her father’s authority.

Imagine if your imaginary friend was a playful and colorful elephant. A friend who could play ball and take you for a ride or just snuggle up and provide you with love and understanding. Not a bad thought.


“Lucy the Lavender Elephant” She’s as real as a child allows.

The Book Cover. Inside is a story about an imaginary traveling elephant who comes to children in need of dreams and inspiration. There isn’t a dream too big or too smal for Lucy to tackle.


“Monstercycle�

Serrated Grill and Turbine Engines I was hired to create monster vehicles that would end up as 3D artwork. Great emphasis was put on forcing perspective to enahnce the 3D effect.


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