Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Halloween!!

Not exactly ideal for the time of year but it's still a holiday themed illustration. I originally made this for an illustration challenge in October but ended up submitting another illustration. This was just sitting in my files, waiting to see the light of day.

So...Merry Halloween everybody!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

happy halloween!

just a quick little something I sketched for the holiday. I thought of them as sworn enemies at first but now I see it more as a misunderstanding. I like to think that the crows actually keep the scarecrow company while he's posted up out in a field. And in return, the scarecrow looks the other way, from time to time, when the crows grab some corn.

happy halloween, er'one.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Here are just a couple quick sketches while I was sitting around the coffee shop. I'm still trying to gather some pics from APE so those will be up soon. While I'm on that thought-train, thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth. Thank you all so so so SOOO much!


Finetooth Combes & Dobson

Prof. Sorbert

some dude w/ a knife

Thursday, October 4, 2012

APE buttons!!!

here are just some designs of buttons Im making for APE(Oct. 13-14). My friend Joie is actually the one using the button press but I had to sit and draw them...which took effort...BUT they will be available at APE. So come grab one of five

(limited supply - get there early)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

just some sketches

here are some sketches from a short story im working on for APE called "Steps" and just a sketch of a family. I drew the father and liked him then gave him a wife and kids. The wife and kids need to be designed better but it was a ten minute sketch so whatevs...

Will post some more APE related stuff sooon.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Big Round Red Revisited

This is a story I came up with more than a year and did some illustrations in ink that didn't out thaaat I went over the original drawings digitally. Hopefully these look a fraction better.

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Stuff

here are some new things I've been working on. I'm using more vector and going for a paper-cut out look.
The animals are just animals I like.( more of those on the way - birds!) The raccoon is actually from another project Im working on but I wanted to use that sketch for this purpose.



Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shrunk! Final Illustrations

Here are a few finished pieces from the kid's book I'm working on for Write Brain Books. The unofficial title I came up with is "Shrunk" but who knows what the title will end up being.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


here are a few near-final illustrations from a book I'm working on. It's about a little boy who mysteriously shrinks and then goes on a playing rampage through him room in a miniaturized state.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Muscle Beach: Seagull & Octopus

Here are some characters I designed for a short animation I worked on, Muscle Beach. I really enjoyed coming up with these two guys. Drawing animals with expression is my favorite thing to do. Especially when the expression is disdain or irritation.

GWOaB Revisions

Here are revised versions for "The Girl Who Owned a Bear". This whole illustration process was something kind of new to me, I did the whole thing digitally. Still practicing and learning to paint digitally. Luckily I have some really talented friends who I always bug for tips.


Friday, May 11, 2012

The Girl Who Owned a Bear

Hellllloo...just been finishing finals and getting ready for the annual spring show at the academy. Here are some illustrations I did for the short story, "The Girl Who Owned a Bear" by L. Frank Baum. The bear one got into the Spring Show along with one of my Splotch illustrations.

There's one more that Im still working on and I'll put it up once its done-zo.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Splotch: The end is near

Don't let the title of this post fool you, the end is near but in a good way. Im in the final stages of my book Splotch. Im about halfway through the painting stage. Here are a few panels that are either done or 95% done.


Here is the first of many "play on words" illustrations that I will be making.  The Turtle-Dove!

Thumbnails: Princess & the Bee

Here are the thumbnail pages to "Princess & the Bee", my interpretation of the classic tale "Princess & the Pea". Again, this was a fun project and I would really like to go back in and rework some parts of it when I get the time.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


So Im helping my buddy Andrew do some preproduction work on his animation thesis project called "Graveman". It's about a confused young lad named Gus who finds himself wandering through the woods at night. His lantern goes out and he heads for a lit up house he sees atop a hill. On the way he has a run-in with a monstrous man with a shovel arm. Pursued by this "Graveman", Gus gets to the house, which turns out to be a mausoleum, opens the door and is face to face with a shadowy entity who is quite interested in swallowing Gus whole.

What will happen to Gus???

Here are some props and clean-ups I did for the project.

It's gonna be awesome...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rikki Tikki Tavi

I finally get to take a stab at illustrating one of my favorite childhood stories, Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling.

If you are unfamiliar with the story, it's about a mongoose who protects a family from a pair of cobras in late 1800's India. It's a great short story and was adapted into a 30 minute animated cartoon by the one and only Chuck Jones in the mid-seveties. Definitely read it and check out the Chuck Jones cartoon.

I'm taking a Visual Development class with Anthony Christov. So far it's been super fun developing the thumbnails and characters in my own style. Anthony's a great instructor and overall a pretty awesome human.

Here are some of the thumbnails and character sketches thus far.

Keep in mind that these are rough character sketches and I should have more developed designs within the next few couple weeks. The thumbs are pretty close but need some more rendering.

Food for thought: Is the plural term for mongoose mongeese?