Playful Mixed-Media Illustration

Safari Animal Parade, Graphite Pencil, 2016

a mini animal marching band featuring a giraffe as the conductor, an elephant playing the bass drum and a zebra playing the symbols

Trucks at Work, Prismacolor Markers, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil, 2016

this scene depicts big trucks, including a dump truck, digger, fire truck and crane, at work within a town

Safety Patrol, Graphite Pencil, 2017

an elementary school safety patrol looks both ways before allowing students to cross the street

Piñata, Prismacolor Marker, 2017

a blindfolded toddler is swinging a stick at a colorful pinata

Big Cat Pool Party, Watercolor, 2016

a lion, tiger, leopard, cougar and panther are lounging around and playing in a swimming pool

Wally & Flop, Prismacolor Marker, 2017

a dog named Wally and his big friend Flop the dragon laying on their backs and enjoying each others company Wally, a small dog, is growling at a big dog. Wally is being backed up by his big friend Flop the dragon
a dog named Wally and his big friend Flop the dragon laying on their backs and enjoying each others company
Wally, a small dog, is growling at a big dog. Wally is being backed up by his big friend Flop the dragon

Flying Monkey Pranks, Faber-Castell Polychromos, 2016

Winged Monkeys have played a prank on the town by filling the lake with blue paint

Children's picture book illustration of a scene from an original story about the Winged Monkeys from Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. The Winged Monkeys are misunderstood pranksters who play a variety of pranks on the various people of Oz. The people of Oz feel they are being unjustly attacked, and attempt to retaliate and punish the monkeys. But the monkeys misunderstand and think the people of Oz are just joining in on the fun. The back and forth continues to escalate until it goes too far. The story arch follows the monkeys and people of Oz as they both learn the difference between fun pranks and mean spirited, harmful acts.

In this scene, the Winged Monkeys laugh after playing a prank on the Winkies (people of Oz whose country is characterized by yellow: yellow tinged skin, yellow clothes and yellowish surroundings) by dumping blue dye into the Winkies' lake on the hottest day of summer.

Teddy's Playground Playdate, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil, Faber-Castell Polychromos, 2016

a lifesize teddy bear named Goz is playing on the swingset with his young friend Raya

Hockey Bear, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 2016

a lifesize teddy bear named Goz is playing hockey

Admiring the Storm, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, 2016

a boy sitting at the window watching the terrible storm in the distance of a tornado and hurricane

Reflection, Prismacolor Marker, 2017

a group siting in a meditation circle; their refletion cast across the floor by the morning light

Afternoon Hike, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 2016

Rachel and Dan on an afternoon hike with their dogs, Dylan and Wally
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