Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Animal Redo

Here's my redo of the monkey/baboon. It still sucks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Aesop finally DONE!

Okay, so here is the final image for my Aesop's fable, The Fox and the Crow. I added line and I think it looks a lot better.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mango Nude

Okay, I did some of the fixes that were suggested in our critique today. I keep thinking I've added more red and then i look at it and it's still flat. SIGH.

Berry War

This is my rough...very for the strawberry/watermelon war. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Apparently I have problems with sandwiches.
Time is short when you are working on a BFA project and still have other demanding teachers that think you should actually do your homework for their class too. So I don't sleep much. It makes me sad since sleeping is one of my favorite things but some things must be sacrificed.
So after about 3hrs of sleep I hit the snooze as many times as possible before my 8am class and so I had to eat breakfast from a vending machine. The first thing that I notice is that the cold refrigerated sandwich is labeled "Hot and Ready". Hmm...already I was having misgivings. I peek under the wrapper and discover that it's a sausage egg and cheese biscuit thing. Sausage and I don't get along. Still I heat it up and take the thing upstairs to class where I fully unwrap it and then sit down and stare. My inner dialog goes something like this:
"I'm hungry I better eat it."
I reach out to pick it up and then hold it in front of my face while I say in my head:
"I have a bad feeling about this.
Yeah, me too.".....

Stupid sandwiches.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Self Portrait

Our assignment in digital was to do a self portrait, so here it is in all its glory!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some Comic Strips

Okay, I fixed the one so it read better, it's on the top now. Let me know if they make sense or what.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Turning Point MidTerm

Here's the final painting. It was gouache and ink and then digital on the top. I have some stuff to fix on it, like reflected light and fixing the line in some of the clouds and on her. I will post the finished painting when it's done!
The final painting is above, I think it still needs work in the dark areas.


We got the assignment to illustrate "Pioneers" it had to be historically accurate. This was a color study for that assignment. Our assignment changed to painting self-portraits but I might finish this someday. I'm sure sometime somewhere during the drive across the plains something like this happened. I have a suspicion they weren't somber and serious all the time. I have an inkling that they actually laughed and had fun sometimes.

Friday, October 19, 2007

An Old Project

Here's an old project I'm working on in digital. It was done in gouache and charcoal dust and now I'm fixing it (when I have time) in photoshop. Any advice on how to do weird swirling fog is welcome.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Sandwich

Okay, so some people don't believe ADD is a real thing, you're just blaming something for your don't need pills...just deal with it...etc. etc. Here is an example of what I'm like when my pills wear off.
The Sandwich:
Inner dialogue and action taking a little less than 5 minutes:
Where's the lettuce? where's the lettuce...can't find the lettuce...did my sister eat all that lettuce? How could someone eat that much lettuce? Guess I'll use the iceberg...too bad I liked the greenleaf better...tomato...mustard...mayo...bread. Put it on the counter...oh there's the greenleaf, it was in my hand the whole time...somethings missing? What is missing? The meat is missing. Turn around open fridge, open the meat drawer, what was I looking in here for? Close the meat drawer, look around, pomegranate juice...I've never had that before, that would be good with a sandwich, close the fridge put the juice on the counter. I better make my sandwich, something's missing? What is missing? Meat! I forgot the meat, turn around grab the pastrami and the pickles. Make the sandwich. Kretschmar Braunschwieger...braunschweiger? We didn't buy sliced braunschweiger, it was in a package. I ordered pastrami, isn't this pastrami? It looks like pastrami, smells like pastrami. It's cheaper than pastrami, pastrami is $6.99 a pound and I got a half pound, this says $3.99 a pound. Next time I go to the store I should tell them I owe them for pastrami, what should I say if they want to know who sliced it for me? She was nice I don't want to get her in trouble, should I lie and say I don't know, should I say "some girl I don't know"? What would they do? Fire her? Will I go to hell for not checking the bag before I checked out? Is it a sin to not say anything? Was the girl testing me to see if I was honest? I didn't even look at the bag and just threw them in the cart. I spent too much on meat I should have bought more vegetables...Focus Casey Focus! I need to cut the tomatos. Make your sandwich! Cut the tomatos, where's the cutting board? I don't know...cut my fingers but not too deep, it's okay. Assemble sandwich cut in half. Put everything away, pour some pomegranate juice and sit at my desk. Where's my sandwich?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Blues

My little twist on the Aesop Fable "The Fox and the Crow". All the little fox wanted was the fur and the the crow will be singing "The Blues". Remember Aesop's moral, "Don't trust flatterers." Or something like that.
I still have things to fix, the background is a little loose, but it's almost there. All comments are welcome!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Aesop's The Fox and the Crow

This is my twist on an Aesop Fable. Ah, poor Crow, all she wanted was the fur and jewels...sigh. When it's finished I'll put it on Illustration Friday for "The Blues" cause that's what he'll be singing!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Gerard knew there was a very valid reason his mother told him to never stand in the middle of the road, but he just couldn't remember...
Of course the first thought I had was "Remember remember the fifth of November" but I'm sure everyone thought of that one, so I didn't draw V no matter how much I wanted to. ANYWAY! I'm home for the summer and thank heavens Franson introduced the class to Illustration Friday or I'd be in my bedroom snipping my split ends all summer. All comments are welcome and are even more necessary now that I don't have Franson's or Huntsman's wise counsel.

Monday, April 9, 2007


Here is my final for digital. It turned out okay, but the horse looks like he was carved out of wood...or chocolate. Anyway, I'm done!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Sleepy Hollow Progression II

Here's Ichabod in black and white...and grey. I have to work on the values some more, but it's getting better. I can't decide whether I should leave in the line or get rid of ig, we'll see how it goes!

Sleepy Hollow Progression

This is my line drawing for our digital final. Our subject was illustrating a double page illustration for Sleepy Hollow and it's going to be a 12 x 18 in. spread. Good ol' Ichabod, he's always good for a laugh.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Charlie understood that costumes and gimics were necessary in his line of work. He got used to the idea of playing a female. He was used to the bow, the dress made him feel pretty, but he just could not understand why he had to wear a chicken on his head.
This is my piece for wired. I am going to noodle on it some more so it may change. I rely on line so much I thought I'd try just painting...I think it's lacking something.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


the new revised Bernie who is no longer magenta!

They say most of our communication is done with body language. In this case Bernie is wishing he had fingers so he could use one of them to signal his dismay at being kicked out of Bug's Life auditions. Poor ugly little hot pink misfit. He was going to be flipping the bird, but I don't think they'd appreciate that at school...heh heh.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Once again, Chuckles fails to grasp the gravity of the situation.
I was trying to be original but a classmate told me he saw something similar when he googled gravity. I was quite sad. I don't think it was a clown though, just the different use of the word gravity. Oh well. Also! I am afraid of clowns, a fear I thank Stephen King, Tim Curry and the movie Poltergeist for. This was an experiment for me to draw a clown that is not frightening...I present the only clown that doesn't creep me out. Also (sorry this is really long) this is a scratchboard technique Scott Franson assigned us for this Illustration Friday word. I only had 2.5 hours of sleep last night so I did the assignment, saved it as a jpg and then chucked all the painting I did. So now all I have is a 72 res. jpg of this.and I need to print it out for class tomorrow. Poor me. Cheer me up Chuckles.
* this is my new and improved Chuckles done 3/31/07

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I just wanted to post another piece I did. I am fixing it in digital now that I know a few things to do in Photoshop. So here's the before picture and we'll see how it improves in a while...once I get my homework done of course.


the new and improved narcoleptic burglar is above.

Well, the narcoleptic burgler strikes again...and he picked a horrible time to crash. What will he tell his fellow inmates? This is our latest assignment. We were supposed to use texture and I just stuck to one. I really like it but it makes it look like he broke into a dump with peeling wallpaper.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Super Heroes

I like my idea, but obviously the skill has yet to be developed. It hurts my eyes!