Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Last time I showed a page from my sketchbook. Here is the next step in how I create an illustration. This is the pencils for a picture I'm doing for Outsiders.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sketchbook page

Here is a page from my sketchbook. These are some of my ideas for illustrations for Outsiders.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mr. Tinker

Here is my version of Mr. Tinker of the famous Smith & Tinker, who created Tik-Tok.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tribute to Dick Martin

Dick Martin is one of my biggest influences when it come to Oz. When I decided to figure out what I wanted to do for the cover to a project I am doing, this picture from the Autumn 1976 issue of the Baum Bugle came to mind. This is one of my favorite pieces of his work and thought it would be fun to do something similar.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Meeting Tik Tok

Here is my latest attempt at coloring in Photoshop. The more I do the better I'll get.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ozma head from

Continuing with working with Photoshop, I colored this picture and put it on a shirt in Zazzle .
Ozma head from

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Wanderer of Oz

I have been working on a banner for my comic book.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Here is another picture I colored as I learn how to use Photoshop.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cover of Outsiders from Oz(in color)

Here is the cover for the upcoming book by Jared Davis, Outsiders from Oz. Marcus Mebes did a wonderful job of coloring it.

Dorothy and Ozma (in color)

I'm still new on coloring in Photoshop. Here is a picture I used for practice.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Umbrellaphant in Oz cover

Not quite finished, but here is the cover for The Umbrellaphant in Oz.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ozma (in color)

Here is a picture I did to practice Adobe Illustrator.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

20 years ago

Thanks to Marcus Mebes, who sent me a copy of the 1992 Oziana, is the first picture I ever had published. It shows you how much I have improved in the last 20 years and yet my style hasn't really changed very much.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fess and the Flittermouse

If you follow me on Facebook then you know that I've been thinking of writing a story for Oziana based on these two characters, Fess and the Flittermouse. They were two of the characters from the last official Oz book Merry Go Round in Oz. Fess is now a knight for the Kingdom of Toth and I decided to make him a little older than his first apperance.

Friday, September 9, 2011

For Marcus

Here is a couple of characters created from Marcus. Can anyone guess who they are?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

H. M. Wogglebug T. E.

Here is a look at the Wogglebug as if he was more insect like. I think it would be pretty scary to come across something like that.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Scarecrow brushwork

Still working on working with my brush. Here is the Scarecrow inked in brush and ink.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Dorothy brushwork

Here is brush and ink work of Dorothy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tin Woodman brushwork

Here is a picture of Nick Chopper I did inking with only a Winsor & Newton series 7 #2 brush.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dorothy sketch

Sometimes I like to draw Dorothy in a more modern outfit. I know some Oz fans don't like but John R. Neill and Eric Shanower both did it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Ozma

I do seem to enjoy drawing Ozma. I do like to give her a different look for different projects.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jinnicky and the Three-headed Dragon

Even though I been trying not to take anymore projects, I knew this was coming and wasn't going to say no. This is a picture for a special project. If you know what it's for keep it hush hush for now.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Princess Langwidere

I thought it would be interesting to do a picture of Princess Langwidere. I took some artistic liberties by putting the heads on columns instead of cupboards .

Friday, July 15, 2011

Disney Princess Ozma

Here is a picture of Ozma I did as if she was a Disney princess.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Another Ork

Here is another picture of the Ork.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Inspiration for Ozma

Jared Davis asked me if I wanted to do a dedication for our upcoming book Outsiders from Oz. I had to think about who I wanted to dedicate the book to because there are so many to choose. I finally decided to choose Georginna Trujillo, who is the inspiration on how I want my version of Ozma to look like. She is my childhood best friend, the girl next door, and one of the few people in this world I can truly say that I love.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Outsiders from Oz cover

Here is the cover i have been working on for Jared Davis' upcoming book Outsiders from Oz.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Outsiders from Oz illustration

I have been working on a project with Jared Davis and this is an illustration he wanted me to do. There is an inside joke with the paintings and the initials N.H from the first book I illustrated.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Here is a character from L. Frank Baum's silent movies.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Girls of Oz model sheet

Here is a model sheet of the girls of Oz I did to show the difference in height and overall look.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Unused Oz Illustrations

Sometimes I'm asked to work on a project for someone that ultimately gets shelved. Here are some pictures I  did for a story that got cut from the project. If you have an idea what these pictures were for, please keep it quiet for right now.

Guardian of the Magic Muffin Tree

So I'm cleaning out my cabinet and I came across some pictures that I never finished or were not used for some reason. I thought it would be nice to put up some of the pictures. Here is a picture from "The Hidden Valley of Oz" I did of the Guardian of the Magic Muffin Tree. For some reason I never finished it. I thought it would be interesting just to show the pencils.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Magical Monarch of Mo

From the book of the same name, here is the Magical Monarch of Mo.

Monday, May 30, 2011


The great thing about drawing Oz is that I have plenty of pictures I could use for books. Say one of my writers mentions Jack Pumpkinhead. I could find an unused picture of him like this one and put it in the book.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ozma and the Wizard

Right now I am working on illustrating three books. Here is an illustration for one of them.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oz Project

Here is a picture I'm doing for an upcoming Oz project. I thought I'd show the difference between the sketch and the final product.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Characters Designs

Here is some new characters I'm working on for a upcoming Oz project. Some might recognize where they are from, but I'm going to keep quiet about it for now.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday L. Frank Baum

Today is L. Frank Baum's birthday, the creator of Oz. Here is a portrait I did of him.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Meet the Woozy

When I asked which picture people would like to see, nobody picked this one. This one is one of my personal favorites because I enjoy drawing Scraps, even though she takes a long time to draw.