Friday, December 20, 2013


From left to right... Spirit from DC Comics, Spirit from GI Joe, and Spirit of 76 from Marvel Comics. Thanks for the concept Ray.  :)


Combined two challenge words, she wishes he would Refrain, and he thinks she's Cuddely.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

IF: "Pattern" by JNESS

My take on the word "pattern", inspired in part by Christine Karron's fabulous entry for this week's illustration friday entry.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

IF: "Tail" / JAYRAQ: "Courage"

Another 2 challenge combined into 1 solution. My first time drawing the characters if the Wizard of Oz.

IF: "Shadow" / JAYRAQ: "Stone"

Another combination of two weekly Challenge words. Illustration Friday "shadow" and JayRaq "stone".

Friday, November 15, 2013

IF- Energy by JNESS

Illustration Friday challenge. "Energy". Also my ode to those Pop Lockers on Soul Train. Always fun to watch and always full of pure energy.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

JAYRAQ: Tradition by JNESS

This week's challenge "Tradition" I decided to go with illustrating the Thanksgiving dinner. Highlighting the Turkey, corn and sparkling apple cider, among other classics in my family's menu.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

JayRaq Challenge: Relax by JNESS

This illustration challenge was created by yours truly and my good friend and fellow artist Raqui. The word is "Relax". I thought of how I relaxed as a kid. A good comic book and a claymation Christmas movie like "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Such goodtimes.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

IF- Onomatopoeia by JNESS

Illustration Friday Challenge "onomatopoeia" my entry features Frankenstein and the Plus size Scarecrow. This also doubles as my annual holiday piece.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Boom Box by JNESS

It gets tougher to find time at the computer screen so the sketchbook becomes the default. "Old faithful" ink on paper. This piece is called BOOM BOX.


Lots of symbolism in my Illustration Friday entry this week. The challenge word is LUSH.

IF-Rescue by JNESS

The word Rescue lead me to think of the classic villain and the damsel in distress tied to the tracks. Instead of a locamotive, a New York subway train approaches as Batman goes for the save.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

IF - Power by JNESS

Illustration Friday challenge. My spin on the word "Power" features Powerman and Black Goliath, Marvel Comics superheroes.

Friday, August 9, 2013

IF: Hybrid by JNESS

It's tough drawing in a storm, but we do what we must. This entry is the response this week's Illustration Friday Challenge, done in my Japanese multi-fold moleskin sketchbook.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Latina by JNESS

NEW ART by JNESS - Let me know what you think...
This week's illustration is called Latina

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Plus Size Doctor by JNESS

NEW ART by JNESS - Let me know what you think...

This week's illustration is my rendition of a Full Figured medical professional, I drew her in the likeness of one of my favorite models Andrea Jenkins!

Monday, April 1, 2013

S.W.T. National SMC by JNESS

NEW ART by JNESS - Let me know what you think...

THE CLIENT: S.W.T. (Sister'z With Thickness) NATIONAL SMC. These ladies are not simply dedicated to the love of 2 or 3 wheel vehicles, the have several initiatives with focused on making charitable contributions in their community. Contact their founder Goldie ( ) for more information on how you can get involved.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

IF: Swim by JNESS

The things we have put in the water, make it hard to swim. Illustration Friday Weekly challenge word "swim".

Monday, March 25, 2013

S.W.T. Biker by JNESS

This week's art is a draft that didn't get chosen by a current client. I really liked the way the sketch turned out so I completed the character as a stand alone piece. I will publish the client's final art very soon.

Friday, March 22, 2013

IF: Eye Glasses by JNESS

Illustration Friday Challenge, I decided not to beat myself up. I reached for the purest Inspirational impulse. I drew the first thing I thought of and allowed myself to execute it in the simplest way. Pen and ink.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shopping Duo by JNESS

I've decided it's way too long between posts. Client projects usually prevent me from posting every week as I wanted to do. But, that excuse wears thin eventually. So I have to push forward and get a sketch or drawing produced every week inspight of assignments. So here is a piece called "Shopping Duo" by JNESS