Brittany portrait painting finished

dog, portrait


Brittany – acrylic painting (16 x 20 inches)

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Caroline – colored pencil portrait

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Caroline – colored pencil portrait
9 x 12 inches
(done for the holidays)
art by Chad Thomas –

Raccoon fishing illustration



Here is the newest illustration that I’ve finished. The illustration is done in colored pencil. The drawing came about just doing some sketches of raccoons. Was originally going for more of a head shot but ended up drawing the whole raccoon. Then decided on adding the log for the raccoon to sit on. Thought that the pose of the raccoon looked like he was trying to catch something so added the jumping fish. Below are some of the sketches that transformed the artwork into what it is.

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1st raccoon sketch

1st raccoon sketch

main sketch done for the illustration

main sketch done for the illustration

Colored Pencil magazine April issue has article about my artwork!


Hey Everyone,

The current issue of Colored Pencil magazine has a 4 page article about my artwork.

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You can view and read the article here :  cpm_1404_colorpop.pdf

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Here is a link to the author’s blog: Melissa Legates

R2-D2 painting finished (Star Wars)


Here is what the finished R2-D2 portrait looks like was going to do a star/space background but ran out of time. May add it later. You can view the painting this Friday @ the Star Wars tribute art show located at LemonDrop (416 W. Commercial St., Springfield, MO 65803) from 6 to 9pm. More details here