Dumpleton's Den


St. Nicholas

Greetings all, this is just some personal work that I worked on today. I've always been inspired by vintage illustrations of Jolly ol' St. Nick, especially those of J.C. Leyendecker. This is my interpretation of a classical Santa Claus. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday filled with lots of laughter and quality time with the ones you love <3

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year




Hey guys, it is my pleasure to give you a few images from my very first published children's book entitled "Color". After some minor tweaking the book is finally on it's way to resting in the hands of kid's under the care of Carousel Pediatrics in Austin, TX. It's pretty cool to see my work developed into an actual publication and I couldn't be more grateful to be given the opportunity to do so. I can't wait to finish up the artwork for this next book and send it on it's way to be printed. I hope you enjoy and keep posted for updates to my blog



Number Book Sketches

So I couldn't wait any longer to get some full size sketches from the next children's book I'm working on. This is what I have so far, let me hear what you guys think!

Football Toss

Here's an illustration I did for TentandTable.com which will be displayed on a carnival style game for kids. It will basically be a football toss game where you have to throw a football through a square hole which will be cut out in between the players hands once the game is produced. Hope the kiddies have fun with this one :)


Number Book

Haii'P! So I just wanted to fill you guys in on the current workings progressing inside my home "studio", located in the shinin' fields of Pendleton NY. The gears are starting to get moving on this second children's book for client Carousel Pediatrics and I'm pleased with how it's turning out so far. Being that it's the second in the educational series, I'm starting to find a little niche or path I guess you could say. A much clearer idea of how I want the series to develop stylistically. This current book will be a basic counting book with the theme of Zoo animals which is right down my alley. I've always had a great love of animals so theres enjoyment in the creative process leading the development of the artwork. Also, my sincere gratitude goes out to my good friend Rachel Wood, who it's a pleasure to also have as my Art Director. She's been great to work with and awesome concerning her allowing me the privilege of artistic freedom. I don't want to spoil the completed book so these are just a couple teaser sketches folks, hope you enjoy and keep posted to check out the final work :)