(Additional past & present work can be viewed on other pages, and my previous gallery site ellesaur.blogspot.com)
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.
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.
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).
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.
Drawn from a medieval print, and used in the fliers to promote my Mythical Creatures drawing workshop series. Dark pencil.
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.
Character from superhero story, who changes into a wave of water shaped like a wolf. Mechanical pencil.
First page of a short comic depicting the story of Jesus healing a blind man. (Photo of) charcoal drawing.
Second page of a short comic depicting the story of Jesus healing a blind man. (Photo of) charcoal drawing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an anemone-like forest, a young creature awakes and looks outside. India ink, with both brush and nib. Pen panel outlines.
The little one observes the other creatures and begins to follow them. India ink, with both brush and nib. Pen panel outlines.
Feed the Beast
Illustration (to accompany a poem) about the New York subway as a beast that eats all the people. Various pencils.
Ophelia & Hamlet
Vibrant marker and colored pencil, layered over the printout of a quick sketch that was drawn while watching the musical Rockabye Hamlet.