16 11, 2016

Book Artwork Created During Inktober 2016

By |2016-12-23T09:56:49-06:00November 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments

This year I participated in Inktober 2016, a nationwide event started by Jake Parker. Inktober is an event where artists post a daily ink drawing each day of the month (check out the link at the end of my article for more information). I wanted to begin producing book artwork again having focused so much on [...]

18 12, 2015

Picture Book Making. My 4 Main Challenges

By |2016-12-23T09:56:49-06:00December 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Coco Wants A Burger is a beautiful picture book with really unique artwork. The full-color spreads are timeless and deliver a great story. Yet, while working my way to the finished product, there are 4 main challenges that are unique to producing this picture book. […]

22 08, 2015

Is there a hamburger story to be had?

By |2016-12-23T09:56:49-06:00August 22nd, 2015|News|2 Comments

My first Lumpkins© dummy book is complete! All 32 pages are written and sketched. For those who don't know, a dummy book is simply a mock-up or prototype. I would love to share the work but I think it is wise to keep it private until the book is done. It has been rewarding to develop the characters [...]

18 01, 2015

Mugs and Coasters, My Illustration on Products

By |2016-12-23T09:56:49-06:00January 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

I took two vacation days from work to complete this illustration project and I am really happy I did! I needed a good White Elephant gift exchange item that would work for a guy or a girl so I immediately thought a "His" and "Her" illustration would be a neat idea. I wanted to place [...]

5 12, 2014

A Small Character Drawing a Day

By |2016-12-23T09:56:50-06:00December 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Each day I try and fill a small page of new character drawings. The drawings can be however I would like them to be. I enjoy the small choices. In just a moment I may decide that there should only be one eye, creating a "catclops". Or maybe I'm about to draw hair and I realize that the [...]

24 11, 2014

My Creative Process, Enjoying The Journey!

By |2016-12-23T09:56:50-06:00November 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Two years ago I was filling sketchbooks with plans for my design business, taking my formative steps in the creative process of an art career. Pages and pages of ideas, sketches, and lists... All aimed at moving forward as an artist. Design Hause?! Sounds like Lady Gaga. Design factory? That's a little Willy Wonka if [...]

11 10, 2014

Compositing Drawings in Photoshop

By |2016-12-23T09:56:50-06:00October 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Hey everybody! Did you know I have been working my butt off creating a viable portfolio that gets me in the door to the books industry? Of course you did! I wanted to do a quick entry about how I made my illustration this week. I usually split the image up into several drawings and [...]

29 09, 2014

Burger Lovin’ Coasters

By |2015-08-05T12:46:53-05:00September 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

These new coasters are the bomb. No, the bomb.com! Have you ever heard of a Lumpkin? Of course you haven't, they aren't a thing yet! These tokens are to remind me that they WILL be a thing if I keep working towards my goal. I used CafePress to have them ordered and recommend the company to any [...]

17 09, 2014

Nic McDougal Illustration Tote Bags

By |2016-12-23T09:56:50-06:00September 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Nic McDougal Illustration Tote Bag It's so great to have these brand new tote bags available for sale! As promised, here is a link for those interested in purchasing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203655803/totes-made-from-the-art-of-nicmcdougal?ref=shop_home_feat_1