Thursday, January 25, 2007

New and Improved

Well, it took a long time, but I've updated the blog and finally got a banner up at the top. I can't figure out how to get rid of the text on my banner so if anyone knows how, please let me know. Not that I'll understand it, but I might be able to pass that info on to someone who can implement it for me. Hope you all like Surf Dog's new playgound. enjoy.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Here is another pic from my book. These are the three vicunas that our heroes meet. I had no idea what a vicuna was (turns out it looks alot like an alpaca (which I thought was a llama because of how similar they are)). Enjoy.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Here's another character from the book I illustrated. His name is Ozzimandius (I hope that's how you spell it). He's kind of a mouse prophet. He tells our heroine of the forecoming doom. He's also a sarcastic cuss and therefore my favorite character in the book. This is him in full prophesy mode. Imagine him yellinng "DOOM DOOM DOOM!" As usual, go pick up a book over at Enjoy.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Buttersby Pic

So here's one of the interior pictures from the book I just did. I plan on doing quite a few more of these (I was pretty happy with them.) Anywho, this is one of the cavaconda (who also appears on the cover) He's an anaconda made of rock. Fun times huh? Everyone should really go buy one of these books. It's pretty fun stuff and the art is half bad if I do say so myself. You can go to and then find the store from there. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ninja Frog!

Here's another in a series of Animals turned into ninjas pictures. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Shawn Boyles....Published Illustrator!

I think that's how I'll introduce myself from now on. "Hi, how are you, I'm Shawn Boyles...(pause for emphasis) published illustrator. I've been wanting to do this post in here for a while. I've actually had the book for a couple months now, but now it is finally being sold and so I can tell all of you about it. So here it is, the Cavern of Babel. I got this project through a friend of mine at work (thanks Isaac) and it was a blast. It's a young adult chapter book about alpacas. I know what you're thinking too, "Finally, someone has written a book about alpacas. I'm sick of all the spy novels and techno thrillers and whatnot. Let's have some alpacas!" Now you're dreams are a reality. In all seriousness though I think this is a pretty fun book. At the begining of the project I was only going to paint a cover and then do two interior illustrations of the main characters. As I read the book through with my wife, however, I found that I liked the story and that I wanted to do more. I talked with the Author and we worked out that I would do a drawing for every chapter (kind of like you find in the Series of Unfortunate Events books, or Harry Potter) and then a couple more on top of that. So anyway the purpose of this post is to let you all know where you can find this book and then go and buy one (or two or three or four. I would keep a couple of them in those mylar protective bags so they'er in mint condition.) So if you want to check it out you can go to (buttersby is the name of the main character). On that website you will find some options. Feel free to look around, buit if you're just there for the book, I would go to the store and it will lead you on from there. In the next couple of weeks I hope to post up some of the pictures I did for the interior as well as the whole wraparound cover without the text on it for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Ninja Hippo!

A couple weeks ago I painted a go-go girl on my sisters wall for her and now I guess it's my brother's turn to get something on his wall. My brother is really into karate so we decide to go with an animal/ninja approach. I did quite a few drawings and while my brother ended up choosing something else, I personally liked this one. There will probably be another ninja animal tomorrow. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Happy New Year everyone! Man it's been a long time. Sorry about that. Things got kind of hectic towards the end of the year and then I took some vacation time, so while I did do quite a bit of artwork, I was no where near the internet and therefore you haven't seen it. Well now I'm back. This is a drawing I did while watching Superman Returns over the break (imagine that). I might color this guy up one day. I think it's a fun drawing. Anywho, enjoy. There's plenty more to come.