I originally produced two separate illustrations for and editorial on alcoholism. Later, I produced a combination of the two illustration in the one seen here. Although it was never used I felt it conveyed the concept of this destructive disease better.
Michael Jordan Toy Package Illustration
This toy package illustration was commissioned by Terry Smith Creations to accompany a prototype action figure of Michael Jordan. At 40″ x 60″ this illustration is the largest I’ve painted with an airbrush.
Killer Tomatoes is a concept illustration intended for use on a toy package. This was an extremely fun illustration to produce with freehand airbrushing effects. My favorite was a spatter and bleed technique for the tongue on the tomato in the foreground. Certain brands and colors of paint carry the perfect viscosity for this effect. Badger Crimson is one of them.
“Pool Shark” is a private commission, illustrated in acrylic paint on hot press illustration board. It sits in a private residence in California in a game room on a wall next to a billiards table. Most of he illustration is a thin layer of transparent paint over white board, producing all the various shades and colors of the shark, balls, felt, and background in the illustration. The original suffered an unfortunate accident with a stray billiard ball which shattered the glass frame it was in. I ended up repairing the illustration with opaque shades of green paint to cover the scratches the glass left on the surface of the illustration. It looked as smooth as it did before the accident when I was finished with the restoration.
This San Jose Rhino mascot illustration was commissioned by The San Jose Rhinos roller hockey team for their kick-off season. Terry Smith Creations provided art direction and props (roller hockey skates, uniforms, pucks, and sticks). The illustration was produced using the live props for logo and textural reference and rendered into the final illustration with acrylic paint on hot press illustration board. The end products were printed flyers and a 17″ x 24″ poster.