Flight of the Pajama Dragon – Original Painting

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Original oil painting entitled “The Flight of the Pajama Dragon.” Dreams are where the good stuff lies (or flies, in this particular instance) and I enjoy capturing that. Typically my oil paintings are loud, brash and very abstract, so I decided to go a different route and paint closer to my illustration style, which tends to be more detailed and literal. I also experimented with saturated colors, which is a departure from pencil drawing style paired with washed-out color. I was very pleased with the outcome!

Two 5×7 canvases
Oil painting

External Link: Flight of the Pajama Dragon – Original Painting

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I am a children’s book illustrator, painter and graphic designer. I’ve had my illustrations published in two children’s books with MJM Books, entitled “A Day in the Park” and “Ruler of Space.”

Much of my work is based on pop and geek culture, with illustrations based on films, music and television shows. I enjoy taking something I feel passionate about and creating something totally new from that passion.

I also love Mother Goose, old fairy tales and folk tales. Because I don’t see a lot these stories on the bestseller lists anymore, I really have a lot of fun reinterpreting them to my own liking. A big influence of mine has been Roald Dahl, who was able to create innocent stories and turn them into subtly disturbing masterpieces. I think a lot of my work reflects my embrace of the darker, more — well, let’s just say odd — aspects of children’s stories.

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