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Dragon in an ice cream shop

Character & Scene


Explorations and sketches

Preliminary sketches of character ideas and one off explorations of character aesthetics and scenic elements.

The Sunken Treasure


HRH Cornelius P Ribbit, Prince of the lilypads

and Duke of toadswell


Original Doodle, circa 2014

Evolution of a dragon

One of my favorite things to do as an illustrator (and prolific doodler) is to occasionally revisit an old doodle that I always liked, and explore it further. Sometimes I have a plan for where I want it to go, and other times it just evolves as I create!

In the case of this dragon, I did the doodle of the boy and the doodle of the dragon separately (but related to each other) back in 2014. I always liked them, so I decided to paint them for my portfolio this year. As I did, the world and the story of the image kept expanding. First, I started to create the ice cream shop background. Then a man working behind the counter. By the end, I'd added a whole group of gobsmacked kids. Truly, quite an evolution for what started as just a quick doodle!

Boy, his dog, and dragon surprise each other as they eat ice cream- original doodle circa 2014

Updated Illustration, circa 2021

The night of unicorn magic

Unicorn Magic

Snowstorm in the blue hour

Blue Snow

Midnight Monster Scare

monster scare.jpg

"Those Who don't believe in magic

will never find it."

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