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Thanks to social media, I’ve had the opportunity share my work with a lot of people over the past several month. Each time I post a drawing, at least one person makes a comment similar to “How did you learn to draw like that? I can only draw stick figures.” My reply is always the same: there was once a time that I could only draw stick figures, too. A person doesn’t get “good” at something overnight. I’ve spent literally thousands of hours drawing throughout my life. In the beginning, my drawings were utterly terrible. But, over time, they gradually got better....

  [embed]https://youtu.be/R6JWrZIdvRo[/embed]   Final drawing. Seattle Storm: Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. 15” x 23”. Pencil on paper. This piece is going to be at the center of the Storm’s season ticket renewal campaign. Starting Friday, the only way for Storm fans to get one of these prints is to renew their season tickets. It’s actually great timing because their Season Ticket Holder Party is the following weekend, and I’ll be joining Sue and Jewell at the party to sign prints for fans. Should be fun! I had a lot of fun with this one, but it wasn’t without it’s challenges. Drawing faces are always...

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZopboz9q44[/embed]   Final Drawing: The Huddle. 15” x 23”. Pencil on paper.  Prints are now available. I can confidently say that this is the best drawing I’ve ever done, and is also my highest commissioned piece ($4k), which I plan to use towards an upcoming charity project. This piece challenged me in so many ways. For starters, this the most ambitious composition that I’ve ever attempted. There are eight players in this piece, and nearly the entire image consists of ultra-high detail. Needless to say, this piece took a lot of time to complete. I spent over 60 hours on it (an all time high for a...

I still cannot believe I turned my back on art for so many years. But it feels great to be back in the game. The crazy thing is I feel like I'm learning to draw all over again. Like I hit the reset button. Everything is new and, in some regards, I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm figuring things out as I go. For me, there's something magical in that discovery process. Isn't that what art is all about? To dig deep into your soul and channel every ounce of that energy into your work? When that happens,...

A lot has changed since I picked up my pencil and started drawing again just a few short months ago. What started a single drawing that was inspired by my mother, has begun growing into something much larger. So many people have embraced my art and, thanks to the power of social media, the audience is global. I’ve received hundreds of comments from people all over the world, but the majority of those comments have been restricted to Instagram and Twitter - just two outlets. However, my audience just got much larger. Today I was featured on the front page NBC’s Today Show’s...

Today I woke up not feeling well. On any other day that wouldn't really be a big deal.  But today is race day. No excuses. I've been training hard for the past five months to complete the Seattle Rock n' Roll Marathon, and I'm in the best shape of my life.  Although I've done many other marathons in the past, this one is different.  It's the first race since my mom's passing, and I wanted to run an amazing race for her. Needless to say, this race was pretty difficult considering how I was feeling.  I battled stomach pain for virtually the entire...

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