Thursday, November 18, 2010


Just some thumbnails and a few sliightly more detailed versions.  I'm trying to work out my final painting for narrative storytelling.

 I will most likely be illustrating the bottom left one.  It's from the Hans Christian Andersen The Little Mermaid.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

back again

Sorry about that little absence!  Well, to make up for it, here's a few finished works, and a WIP!!

the two animals were Bad Banditos!  So much fun to do this with an anteater.

 And my two San Francisco Kitties!  It's completely based on my cat, Pandora and her constant attempts to attack our neighbor's cat, Kyo.  Very fun to draw.

 An image of my character Taiana.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

art and more

Well, I have the finished version of my dragon hawk image

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Secret of Kells

Ok, if you haven't seen this movie yet, you NEED to.  The art direction is astounding, and it's SO inspirational.  The Secret of Kells is instant stream on Netflix right now, which provides wonderful opportunities to grab a ton of screen captures :)!

Here's a few of my favorite ones.
(this movie is beautiful!)
(I don't consider any of these "spoilers" because while some are important plot scenes, you don't see anything that gives away the why, what or how.)

And so this isn't just a Secret of Kells post, here's some fish I painted!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

carousel Illumination

I figured that it may be nice to show some of the progress work on my latest illustration.
First the sketch.
Then I put down some values. The phrase was illumination showed the way, so I tried to focus heavily on the light. However, later, I found this hid the children far too much!

My colors. I had limited time, so instead of doing color studies, I did several versions of underpaintings and clicked between the layers until I found something I liked. Then I flattened the image.

I just paint right on top of the image.

Getting closer! The stripes and designs are always the last thing I add.


And now to go to the next assignment.

I need to update

Since I haven't been updating, I'm just starting here.

Anyway, sometimes I like to take a break and just aimlessly doodle things without really worrying much about anatomy or reference of any sort.

and then here's the start to a homework piece. Honestly, it's just a re-do of an older piece.

To be fair, I just drew a naked lady on the top and went from there.

That being said, have a bonus dragon for a friend and catgirl sketches for a commission