A relative of mine asked me to design this for him. It's on his back, across his right shoulder blade. The original was done as a vector image, so it could be easily resized.
Drawn in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Selected Puzzle Figurals
This is just a selection of some of my best figural designs, appearing as they do in some of the puzzles in which they appear. Most of these are for one size or another of Zen Puzzles, though the fairy comes from a Peapod Puzzle, specifically Enchanted Forest.
With the exception of that fairy, these are all shown here at what is probably larger than their actual size in real life (depending on how big your screen is, of course). One of our Zen Puzzle figurals is generally between about 1/2"-1" in it's longest dimension, though they're sometimes a little larger (that iguana with the big looping tail, for example, is more like 1.5"). The Peapods generally have larger figurals, more around 2", and I think the fairy is even bigger, measured from wingtip to toe.
Another quick Fiverr commission. The buyer just asked me to make a black person's hand making this gesture. So, that's what I did!
The Emperor's Big Block of Cheese
An iteration on a recent commission I completed through Fiverr.com. The request was for a very simple vector illustration of the Death Star made of cheese. I completed it to the satisfaction of all, of course, but the idea had wormed into my brain, and I wanted to try to really do it justice. This version wouldn't work as well for commercial purposes, since mass printing it would be much costlier, but the gradients give it that spherical quality that flat color can't really do.
(and kudos to my wife for the title - a delightful reference to both The West Wing and American history)
NEPR 2015 Art Mug Design 2
Every year, New England Public Radio runs a contest for a design they will place on the mugs they give to donors during their annual fundraising. This year, I submitted 2 designs, and this is the second of those.
One of our cats, Risa, recently passed away, and I've wanted to commemorate her in some way - this felt like a good opportunity to do so. She was the sweetest cat I've ever had, and we miss her terribly.
Another commission through Fiverr.com. The composition was pretty specific - and intended to be a little weird, since the buyer wants to use this as a pattern interrupt image. Considering he specifically asked for it to be done as a vector illustration, I'm pretty pleased with how painterly it turned out. Can be seen in use here.
Initial design was in Sketchbook Pro, but otherwise drawn entirely in Illustrator.
Commissioned as a gift. The buyer wanted a version of this image by Memo Angeles with the text printed on the apron, so I redrew the design myself, with some adjustments to the folds in the apron tp accommodate the words, and some mild tweaks to the colors.
Drawn in Illustrator.
A somewhat random commission - the buyer asked me to make a cartoon depicting the state of Michigan as a hunter. Initially they wanted the peninsula to serve as part of the gun, but then after I showed them that, I was asked to put it in the cap instead.
A quick commission for a recurring customer. The actual delivered art was the white on a transparent background, but that won't show up so great on a site with a white background, so I put it on black for display purposes.
Parody Raiders Logo
Another commission. Here the object was to riff off of the Oakland Raiders logo. The space across the top of the shield was left intentionally blank, to allow for text the buyer would add later.