About David Jernigan

Welcome to my sketch blog.  I created this blog to encourage myself to draw regularly.  Drawing helps us to think, invent and communicate and I have always been a firm believer in its indispensable importance to any illustrator. I will strive to post sketches as often as possible.

Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be an artist. I grew up encircled by beautiful books and illustrations, which led me, ever since, to want to create my own illustrations.

In 1999, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio with a major in illustration.

Currently, I reside in Las Vegas. I have worked for various clients, including Creative Learning Press, Global Learning Press, Longman Press and Proctor Publications.

I create my illustrations using a multitude of art media such as acrylic, oil washes, markers and pen and ink. My focus of subject matter is primarily humorous children’s illustrations, though I enjoy illustrating a variety of topics.  I hope you enjoy browsing my blog, and be sure to look at my portfolio page.