Fiber-optic Shark Head Exhibit Piece

I built a custom light up shark head exhibit piece that illustrated the Ampullae of Lorenzini. The final pictures ended up being a little dark, as the area’s not really lit for photography. The process started with a fiberglass blank of a shark. It came completely unfinished. I also had the taxidermy supply company not […]

Aquarium Murals – Marvels and Mysteries

I recently changed jobs and had a baby, so I’ve been rather busy lately. I haven’t posted a lot of what I’ve been working on lately, so I’m planning on fixing that with this series of posts. One of my last projects at the Aquarium was to do a whole bunch of exhibit murals. I […]

If I Only Had a Friend

Here’s another little drawing of some Wizard of Oz characters. This time it’s Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. They were my favorite Oz characters when I was a kid. The coloring was done with watercolors, and the linework is all ink. Kudos to my wife for coming up with the caption.

Chicken Knight

Sometimes you just get bizarre ideas in your head and have to draw them!

Watercolor Seahorses

I’m starting to really like working in watercolors. It’s a lot quicker than working in gouache. It’s nice not to have to worry about covering up the underlying sketch, plus mixing the colors is super quick. This piece was supposed to originally be done in gouache. These two seahorses are pot-bellied seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis). Here […]

Fab Lab Sign

I spent the morning at Fab Lab working on some signs for the wine making crew. It was a good way to learn how to use the shopbot. Now I just need to spend some time finishing them and maybe chamfer the edge if the MDF will take it. I can’t wait to use it […]

Scarecrow of Oz

  Here is the second in my series of watercolor literary / old timey characters.  

ADCT Block Party 2012

Here is my entry for the Art Directors Club of Tulsa‘s annual Block Party. The concept for the event is that artists around town pick up the same wood blocks, and then have to transform them into art objects. I decided this year to “melt” mine. No eating please!

Aquatic Oklahoma

Done! I digitally super-imposed it over a shot of the space were it will be going. Now time for the weekend.

Misty Morning Hop

I grabbed the camera first thing to take a few shots of the misty morning here at work. I caught this spider web covered in dew drops.

Sea Horse Sketch

The power went out at work last week, so I took the opportunity to go draw some fish. They were the only ones with full power because of the back up generators. My eyes hurt after drawing in the dark ambient lighting.

Nearing Completion

I’m just about done with Episode 2 of The Adventures of Mr. Rat. I finished the last shot, and now I just have to wrap up the titles, and send it off to Jeremy to compose the music.

Flip Animated

Here’s a little demo GIF of the animated Flip. He’ll be part of a bigger shot, but this was the first test of my new process. Edit: I should also mention that the noise on the coloring is from the GIF compression. I just did it this way so that it would be easy to […]

Flip from Little Nemo

I’m starting to try out some animation on paper. It’s not nearly as quick as working on the computer, but the precision and line quality is phenomenally better. I’m hoping this process will work out for me. If it does I’ll do a post showing off my mobile animation rig. Flip is a character from […]

Interactive Bait Ball

Here is another example of my schooling fish and motion detection. It’s going to be used in an interactive kiosk to talk about predators and prey, about the strategies used for protecting themselves, and the ones used to exploit those strategies. You must have a webcam for this example to work, and it must be […]