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“When I’m a Missionary” by Merrilee Boyack Coming soon!Illustrations

September 2nd, 2015


Merrilee’s book just went to the printer.  It was a ton of fun working with her.  This book is special to me because I used my son and daughter as models for the main characters.  It was fun to work with them.  Watch for it this holiday season.

Prophet studiesIllustrations

August 2nd, 2015


I have been doing studies of prophets and here are a couple I have finished.  Enjoy!

“Practicing for Heaven” by Brad Wilcox & Wendee Wilcox RosenboroughIllustrations

April 2nd, 2015


Deseret Book just released “Practicing for Heaven”.   Brad Wilcox and his daughter Wendee are wonderful authors and it was  fun to help them bring their story alive.

1 pt Perspective Class ExerciseIllustrations

October 2nd, 2014


My 1 point perspective image from Creative perspective Class.  The theme was steam punk.  We spent time under the BYU-I conference center exploring and taking pictures of all the cool stuff were only the lucky workers get to go.

WWII SoldierIllustrations

March 28th, 2014

Another value painting with color over top.  Having fun with historical subjects.

Clone trooperIllustrations

March 28th, 2014

I wanted to try a digital version of a traditional method of painting over a charcoal drawing.  I did a value painting and then added color over top.

WWII SoldierIllustrations

March 8th, 2014

WWII Soldier

Just love history.  I have some great costuming.  A quick digital painting having fun!  This one is for all our soldiers past and present.

Roman SoldierIllustrations

February 25th, 2014

Roman Soldier

Inching to paint with acrylics for a change.  Never really liked acrylic,  but thinking I like it a lot now.  I’ll have to do more painting with a real brush.  I guess I haven’t lost my touch!

Clone TropperIllustrations

February 8th, 2014

Photo realistic oil painting.  Haven’t done one for a long time.  Just wanted to do one with my BYU-Idaho students.  Who doesn’t like Star Wars!

Illustrated Bible StoriesIllustrations

December 7th, 2013


Illustrated Bible Stories

It’s Here Illustrated Bible Stories for Children from Deseret Book.   It turned out great everyone did a wonderful job working on it.  Enjoy the pictures!

Shadows and EdgesIllustrations

November 8th, 2013

Shadows and Edges

Demo for BYU-Idaho students.  Studying turning form with shadows and edges.

Gesture drawingsIllustrations

October 8th, 2013

gesture drawings

A couple of quick gestures for figure drawing class at BYU-Idaho.

Figure drawingsIllustrations

September 8th, 2013

Figure drawing

Figure Drawing

Demo for BYU-Idaho figure class.  Study of muscles.  Had a great model today.

Head Drawing ClassIllustrations

July 16th, 2012

Two heads from drawing class done in vine charcoal.

Invisible BoyIllustrations

July 16th, 2012

A fun sketch of the invisible boy.

Paper DollsIllustrations

July 16th, 2012

  Paper dolls are making a comeback.  My sisters played with them when I was a kid and my daughter played with them now.  My wife read and loved the book Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson published by Deseret Book.  A few week later I got a call to work on a series of paper dolls to go along with the book.  The project was a lot of fun.  Check out the book it’s great.  This is one of the paper dolls that was taken out of the project.  Have fun playing and remembering the good old days.


Head drawing classIllustrations

March 17th, 2012

Here are a few head drawings from class that the students asked me to post.  Hope you like them.  

Revolutionary SoldierIllustrations

January 30th, 2012

For my head drawing students.  Here is my drawing demo, the first is the five-ten minute lay in. I wanted the students to focus on the design and placement on the page.  As the students watched the demo they saw that I started over two or three times to get everything right where I wanted it.  Picture two is the finished drawing done in vine charcoal, about one hour.

Merry ChristmasIllustrations

December 24th, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas Everyone.   At this time of year the best in everyone comes out!

Illustrated Book of Mormon StoriesIllustrations

December 16th, 2011

The “Illustrated Book of Mormon Stories” published by Deseret Book came out just in time for the holidays.  working on the paintings for this book was an exiting but stressful time.  Originally two artist were going to collaborate on the artwork, but just a few week into it I got the whole thing.  I have to give my family thanks for giving me up so that I could do this project because I basically fell of the face of the planet for four months.  after a couple of months planning, photo shoots, and sketches I did the math and added up all the paintings, and I had to do a painting a day to get it all done by the deadline.  Well a lot of prayers and long, long days later I finished everything with the last painting going out the morning of the deadline.  It was a wonderful opportunity to work on a Book of Mormon reader for kids, I know how much my Book of Mormon picture book meant to me when I was little and first learning the stories, and I spent hours looking at the pictures and reading, in that order.  I have to thank  everyone at Deseret Book that worked on the book putting it together, they did a fabulous job.  I hope you all enjoy it.


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Family PortraitsIllustrations

September 7th, 2011

After 10 years of having my wife ask me to paint portraits of the kids I am finally doing it.  Here are just a few.



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Head DrawingIllustrations

August 30th, 2011

Well it’s almost time for classes at Brigham Young University-Idaho to begin again.  I get the opportunity to teach head drawing this term while Leon Parson is out for a sabbatical.  I was going through all the material I need to teach and looking for some examples to show the students and I thought I’d post a few of my drawing  for them to look at.  Head Drawing  Natalie

Figure DrawingIllustrations

August 24th, 2011

I spent most of my time painting digitally and it’s always nice to get away from the computer and get my hands all dirty with charcoal.  Here is one of the figure I was able to draw last term in figure class at BYUI.  I managed to get it done in-between helping all the students, actually I probably ignored them a little to get it done, but a lot of them watched and hopefully learned something from the demo.

male figure drawing

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Painting Of the DayIllustrations

August 16th, 2011

Welcome to my very first blog post.  If I get brave I might learn to text later today.  I really should be working right now but I thought I would paint a quick digital painting  of one of my favorite comic book characters, “Hellboy”.



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