Illustration Portfolio

(Additional past & present work can be viewed on other pages, and my previous gallery site ellesaur.blogspot.com)

The Ellesaur
The Ellesaur

I sat down one day and drew an imaginary dinosaur, from a mixture of other dinosaurs. It has become my mascot! Ballpoint pen, used like a pencil.

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Stuck in a Bind
Stuck in a Bind

A superhero and ultravillain fight! Who will be victorious? From a comic story in development: When Life's Just Super. Pencil with digital color.

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Carmine Street Workshops
Carmine Street Workshops

Artwork is based on instructions from writer and co-teacher Patrick J. Reilly, to promote our workshops about making comics. Pencil drawing (digitally hued by the flier designer).

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Ry the Pie Guy
Ry the Pie Guy

Business card design, for a friend who was planning to start a pie business. Inked in pen, digitally enhanced and colored.

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Dragon Lady
Dragon Lady

Drawn from a medieval print, and used in the fliers to promote my Mythical Creatures drawing workshop series. Dark pencil.

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Creation and Decay
Creation and Decay

Visual interpretation of a bizarre short story involving pregnancy and fish sculptures made from the teeth of roadkill. Sumi ink (brushed over pencil), with digital color.

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Tidal Wolf
Tidal Wolf

Character from superhero story, who changes into a wave of water shaped like a wolf. Mechanical pencil.

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Blindman1
Blindman1

First page of a short comic depicting the story of Jesus healing a blind man. (Photo of) charcoal drawing.

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Blindman2
Blindman2

Second page of a short comic depicting the story of Jesus healing a blind man. (Photo of) charcoal drawing.

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Breakdancer
Breakdancer

Originally designed as a mascot submission for the New York Anime Festival, ended up with this dynamic image that I then used for art prints. Dark pencil lines, digitally enhanced and colored.

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Genie of the Phone
Genie of the Phone

Modernized version of rubbing the lamp, where a glowing blue genie emerges when the phone is flipped open. Watercolor painting, digitally enhanced.

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Zebra Fiasco
Zebra Fiasco

Sample art for an author's book pitch, where the letter Z washes zebras at the zoo. India ink with nib pen, digital touch-ups.

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A Cackling Witch
A Cackling Witch

The evil witch puts a spell over the cabbage, from a silly retelling of the fairytale Rapunzel. Pencil drawing with digital coloring.

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Curious Creature1
Curious Creature1

In an anemone-like forest, a young creature awakes and looks outside. India ink, with both brush and nib. Pen panel outlines.

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Curious Creature2
Curious Creature2

The little one observes the other creatures and begins to follow them. India ink, with both brush and nib. Pen panel outlines.

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Feed the Beast
Feed the Beast

Illustration (to accompany a poem) about the New York subway as a beast that eats all the people. Various pencils.

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Ophelia & Hamlet
Ophelia & Hamlet

Vibrant marker and colored pencil, layered over the printout of a quick sketch that was drawn while watching the musical Rockabye Hamlet.

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Peter Arvo and the Hunt
Peter Arvo and the Hunt

Poster/postcard for an Americana band, used on their Kickstarter campaign. Pieces of the scene are drawn in pen, then digitally assembled and colored.

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