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Thursday, July 25, 2013


In the interest of trying to stay loose, I am going to post more of my doodles.
Here's a bird I did in a meeting.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Just a cardinal, chillin'.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Some New Artworks!

Apparently I lied about not doing kitties for awhile.


A Kitty about to tackle a plate of sushi.
Fantasy Woods

A riverbank house inspired by A Wind in the Willows

Friday, June 8, 2012

Another lighting study. Last kitty one for awhile. Maybe.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A little lighting study.

More VisDev paintings from my class at CDA.

A painting I did in my VisDev class this spring at CDA.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New painting!

Hey everyone,

Head over to to check out my new painting!

Ok, fine, just look at it here.

Many thanks to Paul Lasaine for his extremely helpful suggestions.

Monday, August 22, 2011

City Boy

The book City Boy by Herman Wouk is a little-known and extremely funny book about a boy in 20s (or 30s) Brooklyn. It's hilariously written, and would make a fantastic animated film. I designed some characters and environments for it, a few of which are ready to show. (Of course, you can also see them on my main site).

Herbie is our main character--earnest, somewhat shy, too smart for his own good, and owes his physique to his addiction to frappes from the local malt shoppe.

Lucille is his love interest, or, more accurately, object of worship.

Herbie lives in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn. Despite his, um, heft, he does enjoy racing around with his friends and bounding home from school (freedom!).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Oregon Lottery Spot

I worked on an ad for the Oregon State Lottery that aired last year.

Though apparently "SPGAmerica" disapproves, I still like it.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Revisiting Old Work

One consistent critique I get on my pieces is that they don't always show enough texture, so I am out to remedy that. To that end, I revised two pieces from the past (one is from at least two years ago, one is from last year). I like going back and revisiting old pieces, because I no longer have the emotional attachment to them that I once did, and am willing to take more risks to improve the piece.

The first one is relatively recent: it's the postapocalyptic world from a few posts ago, but with some texture and refinement added:



Not drastic, but I definitely think it looks better.

The second one is from spring 2009, if I remember correctly. I did it before I really knew what I was doing painting-wise, but I thought it had potential. I was frustrated with it, though, and once I turned it in for class I didn't think about it again. Until recently, when I opened it up and thought, "this could be way better with a little love."

It's from a class assignment: to create a piece in the style of an existing property. In this case, Lothlorien in The Lord of the Rings.



Both of these new pieces can be seen at my new site.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New sketches up!

Head over to and check out Life Drawing for some new sketches, done at The Drawing Club.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Spiffy New Site!

Hello loyal followers (both of you):
I've been incredibly busy, hence the 11 months of silence, but I have exciting news: I have a new site for my artwork!
From now on, please check out my site at This blog will stay up, and I'll update it when I make changes to the main site.

Thanks for following, and I'll see you over at!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Radio Silence ended!

Hello everyone! Sorry for the long quiet period. I graduated from Art Center and have been doing some freelance work, which means I can't show you anything I've been working on.

Except some stuff from one client's film which may or may not ever get made. Posted with permission. Subject to sudden disappearance from my blog if the project ever goes anywhere.

The Main Character:

Design Evolution:

Pose/Action Explorations:

Costume variations:

Final Character Painting:

The City:

Thumbnail Sketches:

Color Keys:

Final Painting (still a loose sketch--would like to refine it more eventually):

Friday, June 11, 2010

Digitopolis Mine

This is the Numbers Mine in Digitopolis.

Look for the "3" I've hidden in the composition.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


City of Numbers from The Phantom Tollbooth

Running From the Demons

Our three main characters escaping the demons in the Mountains of Ignorance, trying desperately to reach the Castle in the Air.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The City of Words from The Phantom Tollbooth

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dictionopolis Dungeon

Milo and Tock are sentenced to six million years in the prison in Dictionopolis.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Doldrums

A gloomy place from The Phantom Tollbooth

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Tin Woodsman's Forest

From an independent study I did at Art Center: a Steampunk Wizard of Oz

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Banshee

She made the back of my business card. Congratulations, Banshee!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Figure drawings

I will always love drawing people.
Here is this rockstar character from The Drawing Club.
Update 6/03/2010: same drawings, easier format.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Humbug

Edit 3/29/10: Updated Humbug design.

The Humbug is the third main character from The Phantom Tollbooth. He is disagreeable and grouchy, but also loyal and dependable.

Monday, March 1, 2010


The main character from The Phantom Tollbooth

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tock the Watchdog

Tock is the second main character from The Phantom Tollbooth. He becomes a true friend to Milo.

He's called Tock even though he goes "tick-tick-tick," but he's very sensitive about it so don't ask.