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Skills Learned from Drawing (and Balancing it All, with Tutorial)

Skills Learned from Drawing (and Balancing it All, with Tutorial)

If you go through forums and ebooks for freelancers and designers there’s always someone who’s asking if they need to be able to draw to be a good designer. The response is always essentially “no, but it helps.” Being someone who’s been drawing his whole life I see this principle clearly. The things I understand ... Read More
Finding Myself in the Winter Salon

Finding Myself in the Winter Salon

I just finished a commissioned piece that started simply enough and turned into something more important for me. It’s not every day that my work touches on something more significant.   About ten years ago I banged out some dumb little thing to be a cover for one of my band’s EPs, “The Winter Salon.” ... Read More
The Value of Self-Reflecting and Editing

The Value of Self-Reflecting and Editing

Earlier this year, I did a piece to submit to Abney Park for their CCG/Boardgame. Capt. Robert—the lead singer, founder, band visionary, and spokesperson for the band—had put out a call asking for some steampunk art from fans to use on cards in the game. One of these was to be called “fog” and he ... Read More