Illustrations and Other Art

I primarily use Adobe Photoshop for painting illustrations. These full paintings take anywhere from two to twelve hours, depending on the complexity. While some of these were traced from my sketchbook before being colored, others were drawn from scratch on Photoshop.

I do not use AI generated artwork in any way, shape, or form, not even as inspiration. This is all human made.

Click on any of the thumbnails for a full size look! If you would like to see my full digital art portfolio, go here.

Commissioned Illustrations

In my free time, I occasionally choose to accept art commissions that interest me. The majority of my recent illustrations have been completed for the publishing imprint Space Wizard Science Fantasy.

I have currently painted the interior illustrations for the following books:

  • Distant Gardens, an science-fantasy anthology.
  • Farther Reefs, a sequel anthology to Distant Gardens.
  • The World of JUNO, a science-fantasy anthology that I wrote a story for as well as illustrated.
  • Ardulum: First Don, a science-fiction novel by J.S. Fields (coming soon).
  • Ardulum: Second Don, the sequel to First Don (coming soon)
  • Ardulum: Third Don, the final book of the Ardulum trilogy (coming soon).

Badges

During the summer of 2020, I was hired by Curiosity Untamed to create a reflection to go over each of their badge images. Curiosity Untamed wanted a 2D Photoshop solution, as rendering a 3D version of 27,000 badges was possible, but an expensive and time-consuming task. The challenge was to create a layered painting where each badge could be imported automatically underneath my painted reflection to create a 3D look.

Using a reference photo and Photoshop, I painted the reflection and shadow by hand on a computer-created flat grey circle. You can see the completed reflections all over Curiosity Untamed’s website.

An example of the steps used to create the new badge reflection, from the original grey circle to the finished product.
If the image isn't working, you can find example badges on Curiosity Untamed's website.
Example of four of the thousands of badges Curiosity Untamed offers.

Social Media

During the summer of 2019, I was in charge of creating media via Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Spark for Curiosity Untamed’s social media accounts. I then regularly posted these images through Hootsuite. When Curiosity Untamed decided to modernize and broaden its curriculum, I taught my social media successor before switching to writing said new curriculum.

All of these images were created using Curiosity Untamed’s flat badge images and commercial-use, royalty-free images from sites such as Pexels and Pixabay. I used photomanipulation and painting to combine these images. On average, it would take me roughly fifteen to twenty minutes to create one social media image, depending on the complexity.