I draw daily in different ways. The majority of my time is spent on project work for clients and licensing, but always budget a little time for skill-building.
When I approach a client-piece, such as the designs for puzzle companies, I start with sketches and extensive research. Usually I set out to challenge myself in a new way with each piece. I do dozens of thumbnails before arriving at the color sketches you see below.
My skill-building work is never ending. I'll do life studies, anatomy studies, or just watch speed-paints from other illustrators. I also enjoy purusing through art history books and studying the techniques of the great masters. The amount to learn is overwhelming and humbling.
Browse My Life Drawing Sketchbook
Dragon Valley 2018
Twilight Marketplace 2018 Edition
Tiger and Tiny Dragon 2019
The Dragon Garden 2019
The Dragon's Race into the Night