Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lionel Messi Image

Messi Argentina Jersey
Messi Barcelona Jersey

I recently saw this illustration by Annette Marnat and thought I would try to emulate that style.

I've become a huge soccer fan this year. So I wanted to draw my favorite soccer player Lionel Messi. So I drew him in both his Barcelona jersey and his Argentina national team jersey.

Here is a 1680 x 1050 pixel desktop background if you would like to use it.

After really being able to watch the world cup this past summer I really wanted to keep watching soccer. I've never really played (only in grade school) but I just got into watching it. But I realized that I'm a fan of the Argentina national team (I was a missionary in Argentina for 2 years) and they only play some friendly games throughout the year and big summer competitions (like the World Cup and this summer's Copa América). So if I decided to watch the national team players, I had to watch them play on their European teams. Lionel Messi has been voted the best player in the world for 2 years running and he plays for Barcelona, so I became a fan. Sadly, Barcelona just lost the Copa del Rey yesterday. I was pretty miffed, even though it was an exciting game.

I am finishing up a sequel to "Shoes for Me" right now. Hopefully I will be able to post some preview images from that book soon.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Because I've Been So Busy, Here Are a Few Little Drawings

I've been in the middle of 2 huge projects for the last few months so I haven't had much to upload. I'm currently in the process of reviewing and visiting colleges in order to decide where to attend grad school. It's a lot scarier to figure out where I'm going to move my family for 2 years than it was when I first went to college. My thought process then was, "Not sure what to do now, guess going to college is better than working for my dad." (It was waaaaay better, by the way.) So a lot has been on my mind in that front.

The other thing I have been doing is finishing my 2nd official children's picture book. If you haven't seen my first one, please check it out on It came out last month.

So, here are a few images.

This was a sketch I did almost 2 years ago. I found it and scanned and colored it. You might recognize the character from this past illustration. It's basically the same character without a hat.

Fun Fantasy Guy

This guy came out when I was sketching a while back. I decided to color him because I liked the design, but mostly because I liked the triangle trees in the background painting thing.

Just sketching. I really like this guy for some reason. Plus his red nose and ears are sweet.