Tuesday, April 17, 2012

LinkI had just a fun idea for a serene nerdy scene. Who doesn't like the Legend of Zelda? This is a thumbnail sketch to try to figure out what I wanted in the final painting. It was really helpful.

And here's the final. Made some tweaks--I think I like it better, but in some ways I'm not so sure.

In other news, how complacent do you have to be to fall asleep in that precarious of a position?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Little Pigs

A few images for a Three Little Pigs ebook. Tried to work more with texture and such on these. The pigs were sooo fun to draw and paint!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pottering around

I recently was inspired to do some little Harry Potter sketches. I think I've never drawn HP fanart before in my life, but these were a lot of fun. Other characters may be lurking around in the depths of my computer... unfinished, sad, and alone. Poor things.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Just some stuff.

Here are a few things I've been working on lately.

The first was inspired when I was out walking one day. It was a cloudy and blustery day, and I saw this tree with the most amazing orange leaves--the colors were so beautiful I had to make a little painting to remember them by.

The second is just a set of characters I started doodling in photoshop. I'd like to clean them up and make them nice, but this is sometimes a part of my process, so I thought I'd share.

And the last is a basic character mechanic sheet for a comic I'm working on. The story title will change, and so will the girl's name, but there are some of the basics.

That's it for now, space rangers.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Part two of my mascot designs for a contest.
This is a (loose) interpretation of Susanoo, the god of storms. He carries the sword Kusanagi, one of the three sacred treasures of Japan.

The requirement was that he have blond hair, or else I wouldn't have made Susanoo, the Japanese god of storms, a blond. However, given that there is a fair amount of interest in blondes in current Japanese culture and even in some mythology, I don't feel too bad. The colors were quite a bit more challenging on this piece than on my Amaterasu, but I tried!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This is an entry for a mascot contest whose theme is "Japanese Mythology." This is my take on Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess. She holds in her hand the Yata no Kagami, the mirror that is one of the three sacred treasures of Japan and is associated with the Sun Goddess.
This is a more complicated color scheme than I usually work with, but I'm trying to improve my range of what I feel comfortable doing.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


A portrait commission I recently did. I've never painted anyone so... supermodelish, so it was kind of a challenge! It was fun though. I'm trying to get better at portraits, and I definitely enjoy drawing beautiful women--who doesn't?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Character work

Here is some character work I've been doing for an upcoming project. Getting to know characters well enough to draw them again and again, while still being consistent, is pretty tough! I enjoy it a lot though. There are two more main characters I haven't managed to complete yet, but here's hoping I'll put them up sometime soon!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Character Design

A tentative character design for a project I'm working on. Her arms/hands are a little weird...

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Three Little Pigs

So I've been working on this project for a client for a while now, "The Three Little Pigs." Here is the cover without text.

Originally the wolf was in this picture, watching the pigs from behind a tree, but the client wanted a simply happy image without the wolf.

I gotta upload more stuff someday. But that's it for now, space rangers.