Dumpleton's Den



After reading an article last night about artist Chris Oatley's daily routine I found on EscapeFromIllustrationIsland.com, I was filled with inspiration.  Learning about how he wakes up every morning right around 6:30am to begin working encouraged me to do the same.  Chris is an amazing artist and works hard all day every day to continue perfecting his craft.  So I figured that I should be living my Illustration life the same way,  good things come to those who work hard right?  This morning I woke up at 6:30, made myself a nice tall cup of joe, and started working out ideas.  For awhile now I've had the desire to sit down and work out a series involving skulls from different members of the animal kingdom.  So I started sketching a mouse skull I found after dissecting an owl pellet I found in my yard a couple years ago.  This is what I eventually came up with after bringing it into Photoshop.  It's now 9:16am and I need to get ready to go to work at my day job, leave me with your comments :)


  1. This is really cool. Love the background too. I think It's great what you are doing. Sometimes the morning is the best time of day... when everything is quiet. Good job kiddo!!

  2. Good Attitude buddy. That's been my deal lately, tryin to pump out as much nonsense as I can. If now isn't the time to squeeze that extra bit art into our busy days I don't know when it'll ever be :)

    I'm lovin the new signature and the desk sketches. Keep pumpin out the good stuff brotha, "Good things come to those who work hard." miss ya brah


  3. Thanks man. Yeah I've been trying to motivate myself more when it comes to producing personal work just for fun. I have to keep the creative juices flowing. I can't believe how much work you've been producing lately, you're like a machine! It's great to see you finding an avenue that really works for you man. I know for awhile there you weren't sure as to which direction you wanted to take. What you're working on now definitely suits your style, I love it :) I miss you too man and I hope it's not too far into the future until we see eachother