- Clients and Info
- Stream of Consciousness Sketches
- Coming Soon!
- Portfolio: The Wild Life of Elk
- Portfolio: Henry the Impatient Heron
- Portfolio: Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer
- Portfolio: Black Beauty
- Portfolio: Big Cats
- Portfolio: Animal Atlas
- Portfolio: Animals Other Styles
- Portfolio: Animals
- Portfolio: Habitat Spy
- Portfolio: Little Red Bat
- Portfolio: Macarooned on a Dessert Island
- Portfolio: San Diego Zoo Centennial
- Portfolio: Camas and Sage
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
|Final Painting Demo Week 6-7|
This summer, once again I taught Advanced Digital Painting at NKU. It is a deep dive into using pixels as your canvas.
No matter what medium you use, good painting techniques require a good grasp of color theory, drawing, and composition.
Many think that digital art is a shortcut. It is not. Yes, there are some things about it that are easier, especially at the revision phase, but building a good image requires time and vision.
One of the best parts of the class is doing demos.
Here are the rest from summer 2021.
|Week 1 Potion of Flying|
|Week 1 Lute of Thunder|
|Week 2 Being in a Landscape|
|Week 3 Using Reference|
|Week 4 Landscapes|
|20 Minute Landscape|
|Week 5 Portrait of Loki|
Friday, August 6, 2021
NKU has been working for a while to have an animation program.
This fall, the major is an offering from the school. I am excited to have my fall class about sequential illustration as a part of the curriculum!
I have worked with NKU since 2013 and really enjoy working with the students and faculty.
I recently did an interview about the new program.
Monday, July 5, 2021
I have been asked for years if I would do a sketch art book. My schedule is so crazy that it is hard to fit this kind of project in.
I plan to Kickstart the book in Spring 2022 but to get the ball rolling to put it together, I am starting a Patreon.
It has tiers to get the book and see some behind-the-scenes stuff putting it together and some of the tiers include sketch commissions of your choice!
The first person to back my Patreon will get a little pet sketch of their favorite furry companion!
|Central Park-The city is growing so fast that every sketch has a new cityscape!|
|Dijon, France in 2018|
|Eriz Valley in Switzerland 2018|
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Join Mazza Museum's Ben Sapp to discuss "Writing & Illustrating Picture Books" with some of Ohio's best writer-illustrators of children's books, including Christina Wald, Tim Bower, Lindsay Ward, and Terri Libenson. This Ohioana Book Festival panel is LIVE and ONLINE, Fri Apr 23 at 3PM. Sign up via EventBrite: https://tinyurl.com/sr82asve
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
I did this piece for Light Grey Art Lab's TOGETHER Residency Exhibition inspired by my artist residency in Norway.
We were Team Huldra. A Huldra is a tree spirit similar to a dryad. I love similar folklore. Humans have many common memories...
The framed print is for sale here.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
As you know, in addition to starting my own publishing company called Corpse Flower Press to put out our yearly comic anthology, Cincinnati Cabinet of Curiosities, we also started a podcast.
Like and subscribe!
|Corpse Flower Press Logo|
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
In all the Kickstarter madness, I neglected to post that I have been offered an artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux. It will be 4 weeks probably in summer 2022 since it seems like travel is unlikely sooner.
I love France and cannot wait to spend a month creating work there. A couple friends have also applied so I hope we can coordinate!
I spent a month in France in 2018 and look forward to being there again. It is so inspiring!
More as it develops!
Monday, October 5, 2020
I did the story on Cincinnati's urban legend about Satan's Hollow! It has everything! Ghosts, flaming skulls, shadow men, and a dash of satanic panic!
Here is an article about our comic in the Cincinnati Enquirer: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2020/10/07/local-artists-create-comic-cincinnatis-paranormal-urban-legends/5870141002/
Friday, October 2, 2020
The cover of my next picture book was just revealed! The story is so sweet!
Read about the design here: https://www.jodiadamsauthor.com/post/the-train-rolls-on-cover-reveal
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
As you know, I have been working on a comic anthology between deadlines. We are Kickstarting it in October!
We love the subject matter so much that we started a podcast about all things regionally paranormal and beyond!
The first episode drops tonight at midnight!
Subscribe to our channel and listen!
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020
|November is now my month!|
Also, I do have a holiday card this year, it is just really late...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
I have another book from Werd & Weber out. It was my second all watercolor book. I really enjoyed illustrating it.
The author is Bea Petri and is about her experiences in Burkina Faso where she started a school.
Info about that is here: https://nasmode.ch/en/home/
Sunday, September 29, 2019
It turns out that it is not much different than working in Adobe Premiere Elements but with more stuff.
Monday, September 2, 2019
If you are like me and have a serious castle obsession, this trip is for you!
Get info here: https://www.nessypress.com/ireland
Thursday, July 4, 2019
|Bergen from the top of the hill, the goat's name is Festus|
|My interpretation of a Huldra, a type of siren in Norweigian folklore|
I recently went on Light Grey Art Lab's Norway residency at part of Team Huldra. It was an amazing experience and an excuse to meet a bunch of wonderful creatives.
|Freya and her cat chariot, June 3rd|
|The spectacular train ride from Oslo to Bergen|
|Studies from the train, June 4th|
|Bergen at my Air BnB, June 5th|
|Bus sketch, June 5th|
|First nature walk, June 5th|
|Waterfall sketch, June 6th|
|Sketch from the Ingebrigt Vik Museum in Øystese|
|Church and Graveyard in Øystese, June 6th|
|Marina, June 7th|
|Waiting for the bus, June 7th|
|Beautiful waterfall. I was actively rained on while doing this sketch. I think it improved it! June 8th|
|Rune mat I made when we made our own runes, June 9|
|Last sketch with the LGAL crew, June 10th|
|Fjord tour, June 11th|
|The iconic harbor, June 11th|
|Norges Fiskerimuseum, June 12th|
|Maria Snyder took this picture of me sketching at the Fisheries Museum|
|Little boat at the fisheries museum, June 12th|
|Mom and me|
|Dinner at FG, June 12th|
|Jens Harald Bratlie Edvard Grieg Museum, June 13th|
We got to see a wonderful piano performance at the Edvard Grieg Museum.
|The Bryggen, June 13th|
|St. Mary's, June 13th|
|Viking boat at Bergen Maritime Museum, June 14th|
|One of the supercool models at the Maritime Museum, June 14th|
|Fish Soup at the Zupperia on June 11th|
|View from our gorgeous Air BnB in Bergen, June 15th|
|Last sketch in Bergen of one of the Art Museum buildings, June 15th|
|Beautiful Bergen sunset!|
|Our band photo!|
|One of my favorite Bergen sketches, June 15th|
On to Oslo...
We had a very short time and very quick sketches.
|Sketched in Aker Brygge, June 16th|
|The Folk Art Museum, June 17th|
|Adorable houses at the Folk Art Museum!|
|Mom and me at the Munch Museum|
|Obligatory Munch The Shriek photo|
That was the trip! It was an amazing journey!