Friday, June 22, 2012


This is the main character (work in progress) for the book "Don't You Get Into Trouble"
This is a really creative story about a girl who has an adventure and meets a lot of interesting creatures in the forest :)
The author is Andrew De Gabriele, an amazing author and supper awesome to work with!
Thanks for looking:)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cat character design

I'm doing illustration for a really awesome children's book called "The Neighbor's Cat".  Here is the main cat design. (Sketches on left, different positions on top right, slightly rendered out cat bottom right.) 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fisher Price

I recently interviewed for a art position at Fisher Price. This is a little painting I did for the really nice people who interviewed me. He is a meditating wizard guy. I was inspired by Fisher Price's Little People. I wanted to create my own Little People character :) 

Friday, June 15, 2012


I recently took a class were we were able to paint birds from life. I painted a bunch or hawks and owls form life then took a photo to finish up this painting. I painted in a cool and warm light so that the flat florescent lights in the room didn't flatten my painting. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Video Game Backgrounds

-Over the past few months a had a great opportunity to be part of a team of game designers, animators, and artists. I learned about the process in creating a video game, animation, textures, maya, and much more. I was the background artist. My job was to take the ideas of the art director and create a look and feel for the game. These background were then given to the 3D modelers and they would create the actual platforms that the characters in the game would move about on. 
-Color is very important in creating a story/feel of an environment. Some environments I wanted to be more mystical and slightly creepy wile others I wanted them to be more bright and to show the intensity of the sun beating down. (This is 4 of the 8 backgrounds I painted for this project.)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Jungle Monkey

This is a character design I did for part of an art test for DreamKind (I pasted that art test but I decided to decline the job because of other offers)

He is a Jungle monkey. He is a slow moving guy who spends most of his time up in the tall trees eating berries and soaking up the sun. He is a very wise animal and his antlers grow as he gains wisdom. The other jungle animals come to him for advice and insight into the future.

(I had 45min to an hour to come up with a character, draw, and describe his purpose.)
I left my sketches on the side so you can see how I start out:)