Thursday, December 31, 2009

digital ink and color.

an example of what i do at work, clean up digital "inking" in illustrator.
i can't post what i've been working on professionally until the show airs, but here is my own character in the same technique:

b&w lines:

... and painted!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

b is for...

... brian "butch" o'neal.
can't really have marissa without the ex-cop turned slayer slayer.

"... and there will be one to bring the end before the master, a fighter of modern times..."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

kick buttowski!

this is the show i am currently a part of!
it is a really amazing group of people, and we're all hoping the show will totally kick butt when it premieres in february!

check out a short teaser here:

with more clips available on the disney xd youtube channel:


playing with some characters:

Monday, December 28, 2009


just a kitten:

trying out some new brushes for a softer feel.
i also had some fun making fabric  textures!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


some recent sketchbook scans:

see ya after the holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

life drawings.

the last life drawing class of '09.

Friday, December 18, 2009

flying monkey.

i wish these guys were real...
i'd ask for a pair for christmas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


a new kind of coloring... trying to find a way to make gradients not look so cheesy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


a summertime cowgirl for a wintertime day:

the sponge brush is awesome for chunky backgrounds and soft shadows.
now where can i get those boots?

Monday, December 14, 2009

sketches and inks.

a busy weekend!
some sketchbook:

a few ink pen doodles:

i love this site:
for a really awesome selection of brush pens!

Friday, December 11, 2009

tubby buddy.

if you ever need a faithful sidekick, buddy here is your guy:
rough sketches are fun to nail down in color:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


oh you know, you can never have too many dinosaurs.
messing with texture:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

rough color and sketches.

there's an invisible trampoline, can't you see it?
and some sketchbook:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

horace greeley.

here's the unsung hero of stephen king's newest book, "under the dome":
horace greeley the corgi.
loyal, stubby, and always hungry.

just for fun, here's the sketch and illustrator build i worked from:

Friday, December 4, 2009


posing out some characters.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


when i broke my leg in sixth grade, i was happy it was in the summer, so i could wear skirts and one sandal at a time.
imagine what i'd have to have done in the winter: cut one leg off of my jeans?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

life drawings.

i will i will i will go to life drawing more.
it's so good to get back into practice on these things:


just a quick colored ink drawing today.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

mr pug and boston

the cutest dogs have crushed faces and bug eyes!

Monday, November 30, 2009

leader of the pack.

returning to the sookie stackhouse / true blood universe, but taking a break from vampires, here's  alcide herveaux.
those watching on hbo will meet him in season three.. though the role hasn't yet been cast.
werewolves are better than vampires any day.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

sketchblog saturday.

happy thanksgiving!
i baked a lot, and ate a lot, and scanned in a lot of sketchbook pages:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


meet lucy.
trying out more lineless stuff, and playing with different brushes.

Friday, November 20, 2009

trendy girl.

she's so hip, it doesn't matter that her shoes don't match her outfit.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


some more sketchbook scans from over the past weeks.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

scarf boy.

trying out a different style take... it's hard to loose the lines!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


some roughs from my sketchbook this weekend.
a bunch of youngins,

and a familiar dragon beast:

Saturday, November 14, 2009


i love dinosaurs!
it would be hard to pick a favorite... but stegosaurus is a good one.

Friday, November 13, 2009


it finally feels like fall here!

Friday, October 30, 2009