I am a self-taught artist based in Virginia and have been drawing superheroes and monsters since I can remember, which I would guess to be around the age of five. I like to think I’ve gotten better over the years, but I was pretty damn good for a five year old. So who knows?
Regardless, my love for the superhero genre has remained just as strong as it was when I was wide eyed, slobbering kid watching Batman. Excuse me — The Batman.
I work in both digital and traditional formats and find that I usually do my pencils traditionally and colors digitally when doing work for publishers. Photoshop is still my best friend in the world of digital colors and painting. But for drawing and inking? Nothing beats Manga Studio.
When working traditionally, I do most of my penciling with a Pentel P205 .5mm lead pencil. I’ve tried lead holders, pencils and just about everything else, but in the end I’m most comfortable with my .5mm lead pencil. When I’m feeling fancy I’ll break out Pitt Pens, Microns and Copic markers to do better bring a concept to life. When I paint, acrylics are my paint of choice because of fast drying times, control and look. I’ve found acrylics to be the most versatile of the paint mediums, and they are a great fit for my mixed media style.
I find that all mediums have advantages and disadvantages, but in the end I love them all. What can I say? I’m a medium whore.
I have done concept work, book covers and character designs for numerous RPG game companies as well as sketch cards for Marvel Comics and various others.
I’m currently working on an anthology series but I’m always looking forward to a new project. So if you are a publisher or editor feel free to contact me using the form to the right.