Aug 13, 2009

MusicExpress Cover!

I was contacted to create an illustration for the December issue of MusicExpress, a music magazine for students. Hooray! I was so happy to get this job and very excited about having the opportunity to get an illustration in print! The one on the right is what the actual cover will look like. (Images are property of the Hal Leonard Corporation)

Aug 10, 2009

sedna sketches

Sketches for the main character in a possible comic I'd like to create based on an Inuit myth about Sedna. I did the illustration on the bottom a while ago and never finished it. The sketches on the top are brand-spanking new.

I was also recently inspired after reading the lovely Mike Mignola's Hellboy comics, and a comic I picked up while in Ireland a few years ago called An Tain - which tells of the epic tale from Ireland. I also took a look at my friend's ZvR - featuring amazing artwork by Mr. Ashley Wood! And I loooove the art in Hellboy and An Tain (which is colored using watercolor - beautiful) and it made me want to create a graphic novel telling Sedna's story.

Aug 9, 2009

floating island sketch

Quick sketch of the floating island - one environment that will appear in our gallery show.

Aug 7, 2009


Franklin was always impatient when it came to making new friends.

Today I felt that I needed some obnoxiously bright and arbitrary color in my life, and this satisfies me for the moment... Done for IF's word of the week, "impatient".

Aug 5, 2009

miss button, mouse hunter

In the last week Miss Button has caught two mice in my house.... Good kitty. But, unfortunately, she doesn't actually kill them - she brings them into the bathroom and chases them around. Both times I heard this funny chirping sound and I turn the light on in the bathroom to see her staring at me with the mouse in her mouth. She has this look on her face that seems to say, "Um, excuse me, can't you see I'm busy here?" Then I have to pick them up and toss them outside, so I'm sure they've found a way back into the house anyways. *sigh* now I have to set traps... or get another cat...

Aug 3, 2009

armadillo says...

har har har. ain't he cute? hurray for randomness :D