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Hammer Poster #2

By |November 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

This is a second poster that I illustrated recently for Hammer Bowling. Again, this was produced in conjuction with Firecracker Studios. After producing the Hammer poster with the big guy (see last post), the client decided to commission a second pos...


By |October 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

I recently illustrated a series of posters for Propaganda Games. Propaganda Games is a division of Disney that produces videogames for consoles like the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Propaganda was looking for illustrations for posters to promote the c...

Kids these days…

By |February 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Here are a couple of drawings that were drawn by two talented young artists.

The Batman art was drawn by my son, Paul.  Great job, Paul!

The Hulk was drawn by Paul's buddy, Eli.  Eli presented this great drawing to me at a school talent show.  Great drawing, Eli!  Thanks very much!! 

Random Sketch of the… Quarter

By |December 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Wow.  Time flies but I don't need to tell you that.  Here's a sketch I did for a friend in Germany (Hi, Guenter).  This is his son, Meik, all decked out in firefighting gear.  Meik is in training to be a firefighter/hero.  You can do it, Meik!

Hope everyone has a very, Merry Christmas!!  Christ's birthday = the greatest time of the year!

Painting Small

By |October 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Here's a small 5" X 7" painting that is one of a series of small paintings I'm working on.  The series may end up for sale in a gallery exhibit of small paintings from many different artists.  I've included the original sketch that was completed prior to producing the small painting.  I'm going to try and "loosen up" a bit more for the subsequent paintings in the set.  It's tough to paint loose and least it is for me.

Random Sketch

By |September 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Here's fairly quick watercolor sketch that was done as a commission a few years ago.  It's a portrait of the writer, Aldous Huxley.  Huxley wrote the classic novel Brave New World among other works.


Illustration Exhibit Reminder

By |August 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Just a reminder that my Batman Illustration Art Exhibit will be closing in the next two or three days.  So, if you were planning on checking it out, now is the time.  I'm sad to see it end. 

However, there is a fantastic exhibit taking its place.  This one will feature the illustration art of identical twins, Jim and Joe Heins... two fantastic illustrators and designers from my region that produce amazing work on the national level.  I'll definitely be checking it out once it's up.

For now, though:

Batman: The Art of Brian Ashmore
August 1 - August 29, 2008

Toucan Gallery
2505 Montana Ave.
Billings, MT 59101


Moving on…

By |August 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|

This past week was my last week as an employee.  Of the last ten years,  I've spent the majority of them making my living as a freelance illustrator.  However, two years ago (almost to the day), I accepted a full-time position as an in-house illustrator and designer for a company that produces silk-screened and embroidered t-shirts and jackets and what-not, Sutton's Sportswear.  This was necessary, at the time, as my family needed a bit of normalcy (and a more consistent income) after I had spent so many years working around the clock on painted comics and other illustrations.  I left Suttons last week in a mutually amicable move back into full-time freelance illustration. While the work at Suttons was often quite fun, I really missed the kind of work that I was doing before taking the full-time position and was anxious to have the opportunity to get back to doing what I love... painted illustration!  I worked with some very good friends at Suttons and I will miss the day-to-day interaction with them very much.

So, now I'm on my own again.  I'm moving on.  I'm very excited about embarking on this new stage of my career and I pray that I will be successful in this endeavor.  I have some big plans in place and only time will tell if they come to fruition or not.

And so, in honor of Suttons and my time there, I've posted a few of the more "illustrative" designs that I produced for them.  Most of the work I created at Suttons was done in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.