Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Sketching while watching a nature program on leopards...colored digitally later.

Thursday, December 02, 2010


Another Tak critter with a crazy name, one of the last I did for the show-he was sort of a monster bird with a magic tail feather...Below are a few of the rejects...some of these were probably a bit overly complicated (the simplest solution is most often the best). But this kinda shows the development process. I generally work pretty fast at this stage, not spending too much time on any one drawing and just trying to get out as many ideas as possible. Once the ideas are out it's easier to narrow it down and focus on developing the strongest designs. Special thanks to the talented storyboard artists and my directors who helped with this character(as well as the others). Working on any animated production is a team effort with many people involved and I've been privileged to work with some amazing artists and crew members.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cowboys and Pirates

From narrative life drawing sessions.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rainbow Juju

More old work stuff...There were alot of wacky, weird juju in "Tak"-unfortunately this particular one was cut from the show.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Elusive Chicken-Griffin

um.....some sillyness...

Thursday, October 21, 2010


just a couple random sketchbook pages...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


This is Rosie, she's a sweet little donkey at the LA Equestrian Center. There's always a sketch or doodle of her somewhere within the pages of my sketchbooks-thought I'd compile a few of them together...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sand Fox

Painted in Photoshop

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tiger Cub

Unfinished sketchbook drawings...I drew this one on a bunch of post-its. This was actually the first drawing I did which initially was only a doodle of a tiger's head on one post-it which I later decided needed a body. I enjoyed drawing this character so I drew the others-I was going to do more finalized drawings but never got around to it.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


old work stuff....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Seven Silly Gators

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ants 'n Cream

My friend and I like to give each other dumb little drawing assignments every so often, most recently she said I should draw an anteater eating ice cream so here he is--fits the season I think. These little challenges are a fun way to keep the creative juices flowing...
(watercolor, colored pencil and ink)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome (Color Version)

I finally got around to painting this....Painted with traditional gouache on watercolor paper which I'm still trying to get a handle on, I did do a tiny bit of digital touch-up and color correction after scanning. The girl's face is slightly altered from the original and I may go back and repaint it to match this digital version but for now I thought it would be simplier to fix digitally- gouache can be touchy if you build up too many layers but I do enjoy using it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sketchbook Koi

Monday, July 12, 2010


just a quick drawing to test a new pencil (color added digitally)

Thursday, July 01, 2010



Friday, June 25, 2010


Friday, June 18, 2010

......i'm still here sorta...

....been busy job-hunting/trying to figure out what I want to do next and also took a long overdue roadtrip up north where I had fun exploring the redwoods and wild places of Northern California--definitely a stress-reliever...Didn't get a chance to sketch too much but the few scribbles I did made me realize I need to work on my environment drawing skills at least to improve my confidence. I've been spending alot of time designing characters and props which I absolutely love doing but I also feel like I've neglected some other areas and I would like to feel more comfortable with my composition, layout and perspective particularly when drawing from life-something to improve upon for the future...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Girl in Overalls

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Another Sculpey Critter

(sculpey & acrylic)
Based loosely off that little unicorn drawing from a few posts's fun to make these though I wish I'd taken the class back in school...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gone Fishin

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Pink-Tailed Lemur

haven't thought of a name for this guy yet....

Wednesday, March 31, 2010