Monday, December 19, 2011

Feeling Crafty

So recently I've become quite obsessed with needle-felting. This is Charley, he was my first attempt and I had so much fun making him that I couldn't wait to make more. He's about 13 inches long from tail tip to nose. I pretty much taught myself using a few tutorials online and also stabbing my fingers a bunch of times - For those who aren't familiar, needle-felting involves using a special barbed (and very sharp) needle to shape and adhere raw wool fibers together. I really enjoy the process of working with the raw wool. It's a new and refreshingly welcome challenge that I've found has combined my interest in sculpting and knitting into something I absolutely love. It's also a nice break from hours spent staring at a computer screen...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Hatching Soon!

The children's book I illustrated, The Year of the Dragon should be released soon. This is another character promo piece I did of young Dominic the dragon with his proud parents. Here's the rough drawing too and also the rough of the lineup I posted awhile back, I had fun drawing and painting these.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Here are some of the silly looking dogs I did for the same episode of "Flapjack" that featured all the cats:

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Some more stuff from my time on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.
These are all from the episode called "Who Let the Cats Out of the Old Bag's House?" which is probably my favorite episode I was assigned--I got to draw a ton of cats : ) The story involves Flapjack accidentally releasing all the cats from the crazy cat lady's house and they run amok in Stormalong. There also are a bunch of dogs in this episode which I'll try to share in another post.
Many of these felines were based on real kitties that my art director has and I also snuck my own crazy cat in this episode:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sable Antelope

Just a practice painting for fun.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


First off I want to thank anyone who actually still visits this blog, I know it has suffered from a lack of posts lately but I have had a very good explanation for my long absence which I am excited to finally share (since it's starting to appear elsewhere on the web I figured it was time).....

For the past several months I have been extremely busy working hard on what will be my first published children's book.
I was very honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the wonderful Oliver Chin illustrating the next installment of his Chinese Zodiac series "The Year of the Dragon". Children's books have always been a passion of mine which I am excited to have the chance to finally pursue and I've really had alot of fun through this process. For those interested the book should be available in time for the 2012 New Year.
I'll be sharing more info in the coming months and hopefully updating this blog more frequently again. In the meantime I've included a sneak peak of the character lineup and some of the early rough character sketches I did (the final designs changed slightly).

Also please check out the earlier installments of the series that were illustrated by the talented Justin Roth and Miah Alcorn and other books by Immedium, the publisher. Immedium is dedicated to providing fun and engaging books for children and really champions alot of wonderful artists, many of whom also work in the animation industry. Please visit their site:
And if you happen to be in the San Francisco area this weekend (Sep. 17th-18th) head on over to Treasure Island for the San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival where you might find a super special limited edition promo t-shirt for the book featuring one of the illustrations.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Lots of Kids...

...some observational sketches done over the past year at various locations.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sketchbook Stuff

....still don't have time for this blog but here's some sketches...

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

New Post!'s been awhile........ just haven't had time for this blog lately (it's rather nice to take a break from it too)...
In the meantime here's some stuff from "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack". I had the opportunity to work on the last season of the show at Cartoon Network and it was super fun drawing zany expressions and special poses for these characters, I got to draw Flapjack in particular alot...

These were a few of the incidentals I did for various episodes...