Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chicken Little

This illustration is my submission for the Tomie dePaola Award for the 2012 SCBWI Winter Conference held in NYC. Tomie dePaola himself choose an excerpt from 'Chicken Little' and illustrators from SCBWI illustrated their own interpretation from the little blurb.

Here's the blurb...

So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey
“Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny,
and Chicken Licken,” said Turkey Lurkey, “where are you going?”
“Oh, Turkey Lurkey, the sky is falling and we are going to tell the King!”
“How do you know the sky is falling?” asked Turkey Lurkey.
“Ducky Daddles told me,” said Goosey Loosey.
“Cocky Locky told me,” said Ducky Daddles.
“Henny Penny told me,” said Cocky Locky.
“Chicken Licken told me,” said Henny Penny 
“I saw it with my own eyes, I heard it with my own ears,
and a piece of it fell on my tail!” said Chicken Licken.
“Then I will go with you,” said Turkey Lurkey, “and we will tell the King!”

Hope you enjoy. And hope to see/meet others at the conference! Been working hard to prepare, it'll pay off ...someday. :D

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Everybody Needs A Hero

                                                      Just for a portfolio piece.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pikachu Sketches

The past couple weeks a few friends have been posting drawings, and finished illustrations of Pokémon! Plastering my Facebook feed...It looked like fun so here is my attempt at Pikachu! Growing up I never drew Pokémon...That's probably going to change. Enjoy! 

Check out their blogs as well!
Alex Compo: blog
Alexa Bosy: blog

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Stitch from Lilo and Stitch (a Walt Disney Feature Animation.) Is one of my all time favorite character designs. He's got it all, everything I love about character design rolled up into this blue alien-dog, large eared creature!  His expressions are extreme from his cute puppy like eyes that you just fall in love with, to this dark, evil side that he possesses. The film it'self is great, but they could of had a million Stitches which would have made it amazing! Watching Stitch animated and move on screen is a delight. His quick movements standing then squatting and crawling around is animation at it's best! - One emotion to the next, a character with so much character. Also the sketches in Stitches development are treasures in themselves. - (All copyright belongs to artists and Walt Disney Studios, I do not own or take credit for them.)

Besides the movie I own this little Stitch figurine, along with many others. Figurines such as this one is such a good source of reference. Much better then a photo on an image on a monitor. I keep him on my desk for added inspiration.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Did You Draw Today? Did You Blog Today?

Being stuck in the house all day awaiting for Irene to show her face it got me thinking I should post something "new" to my blog of mine. Been pretty busy with multiple projects, but going TO post a drawing a week, and an occasional finished piece. I know I've said it before but I mean it this time! A sketch a week that's doable.

So as a reminder to myself I wrote on a post it "Did You Draw Today?" EVERYDAY! I'm going to write another one "Did you Blog This Week?"

As for the drawing this week. Four Furry Monsters and Their Precious Jewels. A story in the works? Perhaps. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wish You Were Here

Similar to a postcard with a beautiful picture of your vacationing spot that you would send to your family and friends. In this case it's a card and on the inside it reads, "Wish you were here." 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Filler Post

An older piece I did but did not post before just because of the concept...There isn't one. So just a filler post as I continue with other projects and children book stories. That'll keep me busy and hopefully I can keep this blog busy as well. :D

Friday, July 15, 2011


So it's been awhile since I posted much of anything here on this blog, but for good reasons! I've been busy writing and illustrating some children book stories I've kept in my back pocket and finally putting ideas to paper. Unfortunately I can't share much of anything at the moment involving those projects but I'll keep you all updated and maybe a sketch or two. (Sneak-peek) And the ultimate goal is to get published and I'll share and post a bunch it that happens. Fingers crossed. Until then I'm putting BIC, butt-in-chair to good practice. I have too many stories and not enough hands. so one at a time I go...And here I go!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bedtime Story

                                                 Promo card??? I think so.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fish Out of Water

                   Same fish two separate worlds. An oldie but a goodie.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's A Jungle Out There.

                                                            Final sketch before paining.

Second thumbnail sketch, the first is the one on the post it note below.

My thought process written out on a post-it note. Often times I will scribble whatever comes to mind on a scrap piece of paper. Get my ideas on paper and fast!

Monday, May 9, 2011


I recently did a poster/flyer for a fundraiser for my church. The actual event is taking place on June 15th 2011 at a coffee house in Denville NJ called Mara's. So if your around in the North Jersey area and would like to nibble on a snack this would be the place to be/go. All the details are on the flyer and I'll most likely re-post this once the date gets closer just as a reminder.
 The final sketch before attacking the final final...
And the rough sketch with a shaggy looking pup. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little sneak peek at the main character for one of the stories I'm writing. 

And a funny looking bird from my sketchbook.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Figlet Cookies

A recipe I submitted for They Draw and Cook and my recipe can be found here! Check it out, make the cookies...If you dare. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Predator

The first sketch in my sketchbook here on this blog. Whenever I post a sketch it'll be easier to view it again later on in the sketchbook page link rather then searching through older posts just trying to find it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cupid's Fued

At least there's a happy ending...Just a little something for Valentines Day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another Elephant!

Sculpted another elephant. Left it white. Thought it might be easier to photograph?

I'm waiting until the weather gets warmer because I plan on spray painting it...Outdoors. But for now enjoy it in it's rare state.