Monthly Archives: July 2012

This is an editorial illustration for an article about how mortgage brokers and originators can identify, and and work with problems associated with distressed properties.


Detail 1. (below) Pays off the title of the article: Clear a Path to Close on Distressed Properties


Detail 2. One of my favorite elements to try to incorporate into my artwork is a dragonfly. Seems to make sense on this one.


Detail 3. I was able to add to the illustration after the layout was completed, in order to work some extra greenery (OK, weeds) into and around the headline/title.


Below is how the illustration looked in context. The page layout is 21.25 inches x 15 inches.


Being one that has many four-legged children, it’s always fun to create a portrait of one.

Patrick, who’s now gone to the rainbow bridge was a rescue from Noah’s Bark Animal Rescue. He had some severe separation issues, but also loved all his canine and feline siblings dearly. Especially our blind cat Muffin who Patrick looked after from the moment we brought his feline buddy home.

Here are the sketches submitted for a recent editorial project. The assignment was to illustrate concerns surrounding commercial mortgage-backed securities, specifically about a second round of defaults predicted, and how it will affect business in the future.

Round 2 edits resulted in this final sketch (below).

The final illustration is quite detailed and has a finished trim size of 21.25 inches wide by 15 inches high.

Below are a few detail sections, lots of noodling on this one…

If you’ve made it this far down the page, i’m impressed … and humbly thank you for your interest. Here’s how the entire feature turned out in context. See below.

This was a fun project recently completed for a feature article in Scotsman Guide Residential’s July edition, titled: Navigating the perils of underwriting. I pulled from my experience as a youngster exploring a scenic lake in Northern Wisconsin during summer vacations … well sort of.

The image above shows a zoomed in portion. Since the magazine page is tabloid size, when I have the opportunity to use both pages for the illustration, it allows for plenty of room for details.

Below is the overall layout, weaving in some visual pieces into the type.

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