In the studio with my favorite creative tool, the Wacom Cintiq 27" model, as I work on my reptile-inspired Avengers. 

In the studio with my favorite creative tool, the Wacom Cintiq 27" model, as I work on my reptile-inspired Avengers. 

    God has blessed me beyond measure, so it is an honor to create art that may bless others by making them smile, or simply, warming their heart. From childhood, I have always been inspired by art with a sense of humor. As a kid, I began emulating the works of Richard Scarry, Charles Schulz and Gary Larson. I was fascinated by their ability to pack so much humor into a single panel of art. So I spent my time conjuring up my own cartoon characters, but as I got older, I began combining my need for whimsical with the beauty of vibrant artwork. 

    As a digital artist, I begin the majority of my work by creating a pencil sketch. Once complete, I will scan it into the computer and start painting the image. I use Corel Painter combined with a Wacom Cintiq to create my illustrations. I use a stroke-by-stroke process to slowing build up color, texture and details. Each piece takes about 40-50 hours to create, depending on the amount of detail. 

 

Photographer: Ansyl Welsh

Image: "Gekkards Assemble"

Location: Gilbert, AZ