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Lopez Island

For our vacation time this year, Rachel and I took a short camping trip with our good friend Brook out to Lopez Island, WA. Brook had been before, and so he showed us some of the best spots. We camped at Odlin Park, just a mile from the ferry terminal once you get to the island – and from here we drove around the island and explored. The locals are very friendly, and almost always wave to you from their…

Sunrise Valley

One of my mini sketches I did on a small 6×4 inch sketch pad. I’m a detail person and enjoy trying to pack as many details into a small space as I can – not to overcrowd an image – but to give it subtle depth. My greatest challenge in this image – which I’m not sure I really overcame – was to give the proper contrast between the cliff in the foreground and the valley below it. You tell…

City on a Sand Foundation

I did this drawing for a class project at Emily Carr University. I entered it into the year end art show, as I felt it was my best work outside of what I normally did at the time – namely 3D work. The message of this piece to me is how our society has built such a massive and complicated infrastructure – economically, industrially, corporately – and yet for all of this accomplishment, still spiritually we are deprived and empty…

Volcano Island

This was my first serious digital painting after buying my Wacom Tablet. I wanted to draw something ethereal and yet with emotion. I focused on lighting and texture in this image. The clouds were the most fun to do and I think turned out well with a sort of wispy/ominous feeling. You can see the progression of my work in the images above.