Hey Everyone, I'm a professional Illustrator with over 7 years working Industry creating cutting edge art pieces for Covers, magazines, posters, prints, collector cards, graphic novels and more.
MM is a great way to connect with models and photographers to capture dynamic angles and lighting. As an illustrator that created images based of real life people or specific characters I rely heavily on the use of photography to create Illustrations.
I work from photographs submitted to me by the photographers, models or taken by my own camera. Using live models usually can create better angles and ore dynamic poses yet it proves too complicated with schedules and having someone take hours out of their day to stand still can be quite heck-tick. I prefer to work from photographs for that reason
My job mostly focuses on creating images with known licensed properties like star wars, true Blood, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and more. How ever working with models is a crucial part of my job for two reasons; I need specific angles, but more importantly Pin up artwork is a passion of mine. Capturing raw images and trying to show the persons personality and engraving them on to canvas for all time is always a highlight. A quote I once heard explains it all: "you know you've made it when you have been drawn by Drew Struzan, Brooke Shields"
Commissions as well a joint projects are always welcome. If you are interested in having an image made/drawn send me a proposal. Be sure you own the image or rights to the image and are clear of contracts with the image. Models usually are hired for photography and the person with the camera has purchased the models time thus owning her/his likeness for all images taken. I work with some top companies and am not looking to infringe any copyrights.
Licensed LFL Artist
Macomb Community College - Art professor
I set up at many conventions promoting my works.
Shows i typically appear in include
San Diego Comic Con
Motor City Comic Con
Mid Ohio Con
Detroit Fan Fare
Fan Expo, Toronto Canada
Star Wars Fan Days
I have worked with many models and companies producing fantasy pin-ups as well as movie art, concept art and design.