Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New book - Sketchbook Confidential 2

I’m in a new book called Sketchbook Confidential 2, published by North Light Books.

It’s a really interesting art reference book that takes a peek into the sketchbooks of 38 different artists including myself, Tokyopop alumni Jared Hodges and Irene Flores, and others (many fine artists and painters). Each artist is showcased with several pages of WIP sketches, and their thoughts on sketching. Give it a flip through next time you’re at the bookstore.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother’s Day

Tell Mom how much you love her on Mother’s Day!

Would you like to give one of these snuggly polar bear designs to the Mom in your life? I’ve put together a printable e-card version in PDF format. Click to download your favorite design below, then simply print and fold.

Message: Thank you for giving me a life full of happiness and warmth. Happy Mother's Day.

Message: Thank you for a life full of happiness and warmth. Happy Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Underwater Bear

Thought I’d share a panel from the Last of the Polar Bears storyboards as I work on scanning all of them. The actual size of this drawing is only about two inches tall! I won’t be using this one in the comic, but I rather like it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Artistic Polar Bear

Polar bear art created for Wildlife Warriors, for use in the "My Arctic Animal" competition and "Creating a Comic" tutorial in Bare Essentials magazine, Issue 25, pgs 37-41.

Original pencil drawing.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Create a Comic, Help Polar Bears

“My Arctic Animal” Competition: Create a Comic for Conservation – Help the Polar Bears Through Creativity

I’ve teamed up with Wildlife Warriors, an organization for wildlife conservation and awareness, to host an international comic competition for kids and teens in support of Polar Bears International and the Arctic Documentary Project.

Open to contestants internationally within three age categories – eight and under, nine to thirteen, fourteen to eighteen, entrants are invited to submit a one-page comic inspired by Arctic wildlife! The winner will receive a character cameo in a Last of the Polar Bears side-story, an original illustration, The Last of the Polar Bears Pre-Dawn book, and a Polar Bears International bear adoption kit!

Click here for more competition details!

Please spread the word to family and friends. Pass on the link through Twitter, Facebook, and email. If you know any teachers, or kids and teens that are interested in art, comics, or wildlife, let them know about the competition. It’s a great opportunity to inspire creativity and help promote Polar Bear research and preservation of the species. :)