simple button in AdobeXD

I really didn't begin to look back at AdobeXD until they had released the Auto-Animate feature earlier this year.  I saw some posts online from Elaine Cho and Howard Pinsky and they were doing some really cool stuff with the application. So the first thing I did was...

Drop-Down Micro Interaction

Drop-down menu I have been experimenting with Adobe XD and how to display certain types of micro-interactions for our development teams.  With the addition of Adobe's auto-animate feature, they really improved the capabilities of their application and leapfrogged...

xenomorph

xenomorph

ripley and the xenomorph I am continuing to work through spot illustrations using some of my favorite films and actors as subject matter. This is a diptych of one of my favorite science fiction films, Alien. It is Ripley and the Xenomorph, face-to-face. Ever since I...

Cap

Cap

This is the my last illustration to close out 2018. Captain America has always been one of my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe and he seemed like a good subject for the last sketch of this year. Like all of these recent spot illustrations, it began as a pure...

wonder woman

wonder woman

Over this past year I have focused much of my free time to traditional illustrations. My development projects are large-scale, enterprise-wide applications that offer loads of productive development but not as much creative freedom. These side sketches and spot...

indiana jones

indiana jones

I must have seen The Raiders of the Lost Ark about a dozen times in the theater, the year it came out. It remains one of my favorite films. This portrait is a reworking of an earlier spot illustration from last year. As I work on my technique, I revisit some old...

you’ll shoot your eye out!

you’ll shoot your eye out!

Another holiday favorite in our household is the classic A Christmas Story. Although it did not perform well on its theatrical release, it has become a staple of holiday film viewing all over the country. This is a spot illustration of Ralphie in his Easter Bunny suit...

collaboration

collaboration

Hydro74 is one of the best illustrators working in the industry today. His skill with line work in Illustrator has no peer. This past week he posted an open collaboration on his instagram account. Being an admirer of his work I jumped at the chance to work on this fun...

rebel scum

rebel scum

I am continuing to work on these sketch portraits throughout the week. I find I am most productive on Friday evenings after a full work week and the family has gone to bed. I can experiment and focus on some new technique and themes, then awaken on a Saturday morning...

the punisher

the punisher

Planet Pulp is an online gallery that highlights a pop-culture theme every month. As part of their "rogue's gallery, we choose how we illustrate that theme every month which is then posted to the Planet Pulp website, twitter, and instagram. This month's...