Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using airbrush and pastels. The purple background is airbrushed and the little girl is drawn using pastels. I like the contrast created between the smoothness of the airbrush and the semi-roughness of the pastels. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using mechanical pencil and eraser. I used the eraser to actively draw out the white areas. 16x20

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn with pastels and pastel pencils. It was drawn with shades of brown pastels that were close to the brown of the paper giving this portrait a monochromatic look to it. The "actively" drawn white areas further enhance contrast and keep your eye moving and interested. 19x25

Tattoo Design
Tattoo Design

This was drawn using mechanical pencil design for a tattoo.

Pet Portrait
Pet Portrait

This was drawn using colored pencils on brown paper. I like using a colored paper as it allows me to actively draw white. I feel this brings more depth to a drawing instead of just letting the white of the paper to show through for white. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using shades of grey pastels, black and white. This was drawn on grey paper which allows me to actively draw white for contrast and depth. Also, the grey paper and shades of grey pastel give a black and white effect. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using airbrush and pastels. The blue areas were airbrushed and the little girls were drawn using pastels and pastel pencils. I used a complementary color palette for contrast. The smoothness of the airbrush and roughness of pastels also creates a nice contrast. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using airbrush and pastels. I used airbrush as an underpainting to create smooth transitions in color. I then used pastels on top of the airbrushed underpainting to again use soft and rough as contrast. The color palette is limited giving a monochromatic effect with the use of white for "pop" and keep the eye moving through this piece. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This is another piece where I used airbrush as an underpainting to the pastels layered on top. I like the smooth and rough contrast this technique delivers! Also, the complementary color palette creates a nice contrast as well. 16x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was an earlier piece I did experimenting with a limited palette. It was drawn using drawing pencils and mechanical pencil. 19x20

Pet/Owner Portrait
Pet/Owner Portrait

This was drawn using pastels and pastel pencils. I drew this on brown paper to actively draw the white that created the depth and realism of the fur. It seems to "pop" off the page but the subtleness and use of the grass grounds them nicely. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn with a monochromatic color palette with white creating contrast and depth. This use of white also keeps your eye moving through this portrait. I created a white border on the outside of this frame as it was used as a guest book for this couples wedding. 19x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using mechanical pencil, eraser and colored pencils. It was a logo for a tattoo shop. It was created with a "ying and yang" concept; her upper face shows beauty (ying) and her lower face shows ugly (yang). 16x20

Birth Announcement Portrait
Birth Announcement Portrait

This was drawn using pastels and pastel pencils. It was drawn on pink paper where white was "actively" drawn as a nice contrast to the pink. 19x25

Combined Portrait
Combined Portrait

This was drawn using pastels and pastel pencils. It shows how two separate reference photos can be used to create a drawing where they look like they were originally in the same photo. 19x25

Logo Concept
Logo Concept

This was a concept for a logo that was going to be used on album cover. This was drawn with mechanical pencil and eraser. 16x20

Wedding Portrait
Wedding Portrait

This was drawn using a complementary color palette on blue paper. The active use of white creates eye movement through this piece as well as drawing your eye to the focal point of the eyes where the contrast is the darkest. 16x25

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using pastels. I used a cross hatch pattern to create layers of color instead of the traditional "blending". Also, I used a complementary color palette to also create a nice contrast. 22x30

Portrait
Portrait

This was drawn using mechanical pencil and eraser. I used the eraser to actively erase out the white areas which creates more depth as opposed to leaving areas of the paper to show through. 16x20

Logo Design
Logo Design

This was drawn using ink, colored pencils, pastels and acrylic paint. It was a logo that was used for CD covers and branding. 16x20