Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I Believe in…

This is adapted from The Church of Jesus Christ's 13th article of Faith into a more personal statement of my ideals and what I strive for. I love all that it says. It is a statement of belief that encapsulates so much.

It is also an example of me stretching myself into new areas. I have never attempted a design like this before.   

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Upcoming Exhibit!

On Thursday, December 3 I will be exhibiting a new illustration or two for the Lyndon State College Faculty Exhibit. The theme this year is “Blue” and I am having a wonderful time coming up with what could quite possibly be the bluest illustration ever! If you are in the area, I would love to see you there.

I also had a great time creating the painting and designing the poster.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Last week my wife and I celebrated our 18th anniversary by going to the LDS Temple in Boston and then driving to the cape. I am so grateful for Julia in many ways. One of which is she gives me time on trios like this to do a little sketching. This is a sketch of the Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham, MA. We walked along the beaches and had a wonderful time.

If you are ever on the cape I would strongly recommend eating at the Karoo Restaurant. It is wonderful South African cuisine.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

More Sketching from my Summer-Stoker Elementary School

While visiting family over the summer, I took the opportunity to sketch the first elementary school I attended. It is the oldest school still standing in Davis County Utah. The school shut down some time after I went there as a child. As fate would have it, the University of Utah purchased the building and the last class I took as an undergraduate in my Art BFA was at this building in the same room where I had my Kindergarten class.

I started and ended my formal education in this building.

I love this building. I have such great memories of my first two years of education and my last 3 credits of my college years. Every time I visit family, I hope to do more sketches like this. I also plan on paining this at some point.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Weekly Bow tie Guy- Giant Panda

Giant Panda (ˈjīənt ˈpandə)

It could be argued that the giant panda is one of the most recognizable endangered species due largely to the World Wildlife Federation's use of the giant panda as their logo. 

Humans are their greatest threat through deforestation and fragmentation of forests due to roads and railroads. This isolates the pandas form one another and makes it difficult to propagate the species. Currently there are just over 1,800 pandas in the wild.  To put this in perspective the population for the town I live in was 5,981 in 2010. I live in a small town. The college I teach at has a student population of 1,300. 

For more information on the Giant Panda and what you can do to help go to the WWF website. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/giant-panda

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy—Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle (hôks bil ˈtərtl)

The hawksbill turtle is another animal on the critically endangered list. There biggest threat is wildlife trade, but they are also greatly affected by excessive egg collection, loss of living habitats, egg collection, pollution and costal development. 

Again you can find out more at World Wild Life Federation.