Wednesday, December 3, 2008

first costumes

This is one in a series of three that I did for a final in one of Huntsman's classes. This is catwoman and she's doing what cats do. I can't find Robin and he's the funniest. Batman is too big to scan and my camera is acting funny so I can't put him up yet. I think I'll rework this one and maybe actually get some reference...somehow.


This is the first in a series of three. It was for an assignment in class that I didn't finish so I'm finishing it now.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dr. Balloonhead

I was going through my old sketches and I found this guy. I can't remember the story I made up about him but I do remember that the hospital staff were all too polite to mention his most obvious attribute. Maybe he got into an accident and the miracle of medicine replaced his head with a balloon, the heroic efforts of the surgeons inspired him to grow up and become the greatest surgeon of all time. Or something like that. The real question is...was that his name to begin with or is it just a nickname?


Too bad fat makes you heavier and not lighter. A quick sketch I did to rejoin Illustration Friday. I'll do a better one next week.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Snow Queen

This is a gouache and ink painting of the Snow Queen from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". I did it a while ago and I think I will redo it soon or just touch it up a bit. I'll post the new one soon. I keep all my old drawings even if they really stink in binders in case I want to steal an old idea. I did a drawing of a creepy looking woman a long time ago and I decided she should be redone as the Snow Queen. That is actually the first time I've used any of those drawings in all those binders....maybe I should rethink my system. Nah.

Sven the Mexican

This is a painting from the last page of my book "Sven the Mexican" that I made in Advanced Illustration class with Dan Burr. Sven has finally found where he belongs. It is done in gouache and ink. I plan on redoing it digitally so it fits with the ocean I painted. I still need to paint his boat in that one.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The latest on Sven

This is my digital redo of illustrations I painted in gouache and watercolor for my Sven the Mexican book. I wrote it for a class and then did 4 illustrations. I think this is looking better than the gouache one. I still need to paint Sven in on the waves.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Angry Eyes

I was feeling angry. Here she is, grey and red woman.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Value and Saturation

Our assignment in Advanced Illustration was to paint the same drawing twice and to use saturation on one and value in the other to emphasize different parts of the painting and to learn how you can change the meaning of a painting by changing one or the other. That was a long sentence, hope you got though it okay.

Vampire Hunter

So I decided it would be funny if a confident vampire hunter waits until the last second to turn and stab the vampire (as they usually do) but this time she doesn't turn soon enough and moments later she's batchow. For some reason it's hilarious to me, I laugh just thinking about it. This was also done in Huntsman's media experimentation class. And no, Ray, those are old-fashioned riding pants NOT giant hips.


I'm not sure what to call this one. My friend Karrah posed for the evil looking man. Obviously I changed my photo reference a bit. ha ha. This was for Huntsman's Media Experimentation class. It's now the only style I work in...acrylic sand-off that is.

China girl

This was an assignment for advanced illustration with Huntsman. He had us choose warm light/cool shadow, cool light/warm shadow, or monochromatic. We also were supposed to use complimentary colors. This is from a doodle based on a little dangly ninja keychain Karrah (my best friend) gave me from China.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Lazy Eye

This is a poor weird-alien-octopus guy, it was my practice before the other monster one. He's being laughed at by the other weird-alien-octopi because of his lazy eye. Weird-alien-octopi can be so cruel.

Monster Ballerina

I drew this guy in my sketchbook and decided I'd paint him out. He's just realized his obsession with Barbie movies has become a problem. It's acrylic on board and I sanded it.