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I thought it would be helpful for one project to show my process in pencil sketches (digital and traditional) along with some final rendered works. I've always been uber fascinated with myths, legends, fairies, and the magical creatures that inhabit our imaginations.

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A coworker of mine exhibited a feisty attitude while working together one day - so it was only fitting to remember her as the 'go-getting' elven archer that she is deep down!

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When I first started this sketch in a local pub the waitress was glaring at me for the longest time because as I start a sketch like this I never cloth my subjects....hmmm - maybe I should stick to creating in the studio.

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Sketched this out during a figure drawing experience. Even though the subject was seated I couldn't resist adding a little more flair to the scene as the night went on.

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When I think of Tinkerbell I often wonder what the rest of her true potential looks like. Here she is defending herself against an intruder to the realm....

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I believe Portals exist everywhere - they merely require the proper key to pass through them.

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Queen of Ivy and other groundcover sprites, fairies and imps.

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A field sketch on location in Rome, Italy. This church was more a cathedral in my mind.

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While I'm not that jazzed about sketching cars these days I was compelled to explore a perspective for a friend - and I just kept going!

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I call it 'Methusala IV' just because of the way it sounds and I find the reference in the 'good book' amusingly connective. This was inked at work "shhhh...." and colored at the Calgary Comic Con with Copic Sketch Markers in 2017.