Friday, January 18, 2013

These are eight of my new friends. I will be featuring them in a large acrylic pinting and in other digital illustrations. Lok for them in the future!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Line Art

Here are some line are pieces that I have created over the years.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Banner Graphic

I created this Banner as a Personal Brand for my fantasy and science fiction illustration. I used an illustration that I did as a promotional piece and cropped it to work with my "stamp" and Name.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Design and Illustration Work for CHI

This is a series of pages I fully created for CHI, a military contractor. This product was created for a spiral bound training manual for the U.S. Marine Corp. I created all aspects of this project.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Horrid Halloween!

Here is a 3.5 hour speed paint I did. I just sat down with the idea of doing something for Halloween and three and a half hours later here it is!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Self Portrait

Quick 3 hour self portrait.

Self portrait,Franklin Ayers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Serpent in the Garden

Here is the final image! Next!

art,fantasy,painting how to

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Second in my myth of Heaven and Hell. The demon is more in our world and has more in common with us than the Angel who is jealous of man's place.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


This is a piece that I just started painting without a sketch. It took about 4 to 5 hours. I think this is the beginning of a series.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Elf Warrior and Gwarf

This took between 20-25 hours. I didn't keep a log, but that's a rough idea.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Sketch and work in progress for my latest endeavor.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Final of Dragon Painting

Please, if you have any helpful criticism, do not hesitate to make suggestions. This was an incredibly fun illustration to paint and I have to praise Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop for making such amazing tools!

OK since I first posted this I have tweaked the image quite a bit. I placed the older versions below and here is the latest and hopefully final version.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Various sketches

These are a few sketches I have done over the last few months in Painter. I figured I'd post some to f these playful little things showing my brain at work.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

In the Swamp

Just sketching around

Friday, April 25, 2008

Worker Duck!

New piece for local hotel undergoing renovations. I did revisions as requested by the client. I added their logo and tilted the hat. They also wanted smaller feet. I liked the larger feet but, hey, it's their duck! Final, Revision, Original.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pin Deisgn

I just did this as a sample for a local collectibles pin company

Monday, January 28, 2008

Studies and Spookies!

Blast from the past

This is an old piece I did as part of a deck of cards that local creatives in the Orlando area did for Disney managers as a gift.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Rework of Fairy picture

I love having other artists to bounce my work off of. Some folks over on the VoodooChilli website critiqued this sketch and helped me make it stronger before taking it to final. I think their suggestions about playing a little more with tonal temperature, leading the eye around the image better, and not having the attention drawn away from the character were all valid issues and I have addessed them. Here is the new sketch.