Friday, December 26, 2008

Gift Guineas

I made these little critters as a surprise for my friend. They are inspired by her two real live guinea pigs, Moe and Gordon.
Happy Holidays!(sculpey & acrylic)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


....been busy with work and battling a cold, haven't had energy for much else.....all I have is this old Tak stuff for now...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wild Child

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Pastel studies from a recent visit to the LA Zoo:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Thursday, October 30, 2008


I have a box full of this stuff and thought I'd dig through it and see what I could find....these are a bunch of incidentals from my days on "Catscratch". Although I see things I would change now if I drew them over I enjoyed drawing these characters at the time. It was a fun show to work on for my first job and I learned alot. It's interesting to look at old drawings and see how you've progressed...
Various Incidentals:Rootbeer Drinkers:Last but not least...a falling yak?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lunch Doodles

This little girl would much rather have had a lollypop instead of lunch...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Some Old Stuff...

Preliminary development sketches from Tak...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Snails & Sculpey

Soooo, I decided to try something out of the norm and play with some sculpey. I've never sculpted anything before so it was a whole new way of thinking and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I thought my snail character from my student film would be a good subject for my first attempt. It took alot of concentration and patience, particularly the eyes(which I still don't think look quite right) but it was fun, I think I'll sculpt more of my characters :)
Now I just have to figure out how to bake and paint this....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meeting In The Reeds

....this is something I've been playing with on and off for a while now whenever I had free time or simply needed a break. It started when I was just doodling a fox in Painter and somehow transformed into this.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mongatu Lizard

Concepts from Tak...

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Some Old, Some New....

.....all from the zoo...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bug-eyed Tapir

Found this while rummaging through some stuff-something I did probably over a year ago during a break at work.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Evolution of a Mammoth

This is Mitchell the Mammoth from an episode of Catscratch entitled "A Wooly Adventure". He was one of the first major incidental characters I got to work on for the show back in 2005 and he went through many stages of development.
Below is a typical page of roughs--quick stuff just trying out shapes and ideas and generally making a mess. I like to use post-it notes for this stage-this page is actually layered in post-its, there are several on top of each other as I kept varying the drawing beneath each one:More early concepts:After all the feedback, notes and revisions from the director, storyboard artists, etc. this is what he finally ended up looking like: I was rather nervous to do the turnarounds on this guy at the time since it was one of the first I'd ever done and he seemed complicated but after doing them over several times I felt more confident in myself (once you can turn a mammoth you can turn anything :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


....this is based on an old doodle I did a long time ago that I redid in Illustrator for practice.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Spring Cleaning

....a silly illustration I did for the last SCBWI contest

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Choo Choo

I got to ride on this over the weekend, it was fun! During a stop I tried to do a few quick sketches.... it's a bit outside my comfort zone so they're kinda messy....Here's a photo of the real thing:My dad helped restore this 1927 steam locomotive during most of my childhood, it almost feels like a family member, so it was really neat to finally take a ride on her down the Southern California coast : )

Wednesday, May 28, 2008