Monday, April 14, 2014

Elephant Sneeze


I've updated my website and it has some new images . . . but not this one. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

kids flying airplanes

 
Kids flying airplanes! I've enlarged some parts below -

kid climbing a ladder from one plane to another. His auto pilot is one of those inflatable punching clowns.

a dragon and a knight square off

Snakes on a plane!

Football on the wing of a plane. Is that one kid getting pushed off? I think he is.

a kid on a magic carpet lets a genie out, who is blown back by the speed they are going.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Winter

I've always liked images with lots going on. I started this as an image about the olympics, but then changed it to be one about snow and winter play.
I sketched several compositions before arriving at the above image. After showing the work-in-progress to some people I added a couple more geese.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Olympic Babies

The 2014 Winter Olympics are going on. This one keeps the same style as the dolphin/pirate and baby doctor pictures.

Friday, February 7, 2014

A is for Abinadi process

Here was my process for illustrating "A is for Abinadi." 

First, the publisher was choosing an illustrator. I was contacted on Facebook by my friend, Michelle, who worked at Cedar Fort (the publisher). She said she would put in a good word for me and encouraged me to contact an editor. I showed my work and I was asked to give a sample of one of the characters from the scriptures. I quickly threw this picture together of Daniel in the Lion's Den.


The editor came back and told me it was too dark, but the Cedar Fort team liked something there. They asked if I could do a happier, more colorful, brighter version. 

I sent them this.


Based on this illustration of fun Daniel (and a page for Abinadi) they chose me! We worked through the contract and then I got to work on sketches.

Here are the first set of sketches I turned in. As you see, the book is laid out with pages as they would be when you open them up. 


 After that initial set of sketches, I got some notes and sent in a tighter set of sketches. Below are pages D and E.



I then did a color pass on the whole book and sent in the sketches with color.


 After a couple notes, I got the go ahead to work on the finals. 

The book was great to work on and I am pleased with how it all turned out.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A is for Abinadi

I recently found out that the book I illustrated last year is coming out February 11th and is available now for pre-order on Amazon. It's an ABC book aimed at Mormon kids (and their parents) using characters from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. 

(The art from the D page "D is for Daniel")

http://www.amazon.com/Abinadi-Alphabet-Book-Scripture-Heroes/dp/1462113699/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390347523&sr=8-1&keywords=a+is+for+abinadi

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baby Pirates

Baby Pirates make Baby Cowboy walk the plank.

I'm starting to show some process photos. . . below are some sketches and reference photos that I used when drawing this image (and the dolphin image you may have seen on my website, www.jasonpruett.com).

Saturday, January 4, 2014

goose


I liked the teddy bear kid so much I decided to give him something else to doctor. This time it's a gosling . . . the mother goose is not amused.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Baby 2014

New Years Baby. When I think of New Years art I think of those classic Leyendecker babies for the Saturday Evening Post. This is my take. I'm working on more babies in this style.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

shopping cart down a hill

Now that stores are putting locks on their shopping cart wheels this is getting harder and harder to do these days.

Monday, November 11, 2013

truck sketches


vehicle sketches: dump trucks, a jeep and a happy tractor

Friday, October 11, 2013

ducklings

duckling sketches - ink. Trying out a new brush pen I got. #Inktober

I drew the duckling on the lower left first and thought that the more forward facing eyes and the tuft of "hair" were a mistake. The rest of the ducklings were given a more natural eye placement and head slope. I think they look better for it. But that's the point of sketching - to try things out.

Friday, October 4, 2013

6 kids

Here's an ink and watercolor piece. I think I'll be doing more of this kind of thing.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


I haven't been golfing in a while, but last time I went to a driving range, this is about how it turned out.

Friday, August 30, 2013

shark sketch

Who wouldn't want a flying shark you could ride?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Froggy went a-courtin'

"and he did ride" - so I drew him with a horse. This piece was done on some leftover watercolor paper as I was working on some "Puppy" pieces. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Portfolio Cover

I got a photo album to use as a portfolio, which looks nicer than the previous simple black plastic portfolios so prevalent these days. It has a window in it for a 4 x 6 picture. . so, of course, I had to figure out a way to do something with this hole. I thought I should have some hands sticking out, my wife suggested a kid climbing out. It was a good idea.


I printed the images out on card stock and cut the kid out, taping his arm to his body with double sided tape.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Facebook and Jimmy Brass

I started a Facebook page for my art. If you'd like the check it out and follow me there, go to
https://www.facebook.com/jasonpruettartist

There has also been another page uploaded to JimmyBrass.com.

Go to http://jimmybrass.com to read the comic online.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

kid who doesn't like school

This is from a story I'm working on. not sure if this will stay in there, but it's good to work through some ideas.

Monday, February 25, 2013

guitar tuner ears

I looked at my guitar and thought the tuning pegs looked like ears and. . well . . this is what came out of that.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Sketch

I've been drawing pencil sketches of animals lately

Monday, January 14, 2013

room sketches


I thought I should add some interiors.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Old West

I've always liked the old west. Here are more buildings.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Cars

Cars going home at the end of the day. I didn't have many pieces with cars. So I decided to draw a bunch of them. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Suburbia

This is a suburban neighborhood to compliment the city I posted. This looks like the neighborhood where my parents live.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Card

Here's this year's Christmas Card, just in time to save you a trip to an e-card website. As for the image - I like to think that Santa's elves live in gingerbread houses and travel by tube.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

City

I decided I needed to draw some buildings because I normally don't give as much thought to the background as I should. Here's me trying this out.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gator Valet

More in the gator world

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"No Swimming"

I drew this sly gator and then thought "what would he be doing to offer such a devilish grin." So that's where the "no swimming" sign came from. He's removing it. So now people won't have a warning. And he'll be waiting.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

homeless cat

will ignore you for cat food

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pirate, "Keep yer hands of me booty!"

while drawing the homeless people with cardboard signs, this pirate came to me.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Will Wish Happy Birthday for Cake

I've been drawing these homeless guys lately. I put a little saying on the board and treat them like greeting cards.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Drawing on the wall

. . another redone piece in ink, watercolor and crayon

Friday, September 21, 2012

Opal Attacks, Watercolor

Opal attacks.

Here's an illustration with characters from "Jimmy Brass, 2nd Grade Detective" (the comic I illustrate for WE Comics). Watercolored. I just did layouts for issue 2. It'll come out. . . . sometime . . .  in the future.