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.

When Pigs Fly

A scene from The Wishing Horse of Oz. Pigasus is one of my favorite characters created by Ruth Plumly Thompson. You might notice that I even put him in two of the books I illustrated.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


A scene from The Emerald City of Oz.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Gift for Ozma

Here is a scene from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz in which the Wizard presents Ozma with one of the nine piglets as a gift.

Friday, May 6, 2011


If you are an artist who is a fan of Oz, you are probably influenced by John R. Neill. Even though I love the Oz stories, I think I was more interested in Neill's artwork than Baum's writing. My style is no where near the kind of art that Neill did. I do prefer drawing in my own style, but I thought I'd try and draw a little more like him. Right now I think it's still a pale imitation of his work.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Here is a look at the Cowardly Lion using a different style than my own. I thought it would be interesting to try  and illustrate a book some what like John R Neill.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ice skating with the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman

Recently I was contacted about using some of my pictures for a figure skating program. Later they decided not to use them, but it did inspire me to do this picture.