Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's "SA"...not "Essay".

My friend Lauren and I spent some time making stamps earlier this week. By "stamps" I really mean "a huge mess". We received a request to design a simple logo and create a stamp for the winter soiree held by Thomas Nelson Community College's Student Association. Naturally, we had to make some mistakes before getting it right; we made a stamp for "Essay" instead of "SA", so we ended up having to redo the whole least we got some practice in, right?
Really, though, we had a lot of fun. There are only photos of Lauren testing the stamps, but I promise that I did some work, too!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Website newness.

Please enjoy the freshly revamped, now with less elegance and more me. You might want to wear sunglasses.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


A friend of mine is holding a "Grand Cheshire Ball" for Halloween, and invited other illustrators to invent their own cats inspired by Carroll's Cheshire. Being the geek that I am, I made one.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Grimm & Grimm

For a while during the summer I was doing a lot of drawing for a fairy-tale spinoff story featuring the brothers Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. The challenge was to do one drawing a day for one, two, or three months. Here's some of the stuff from the month I did.

Wilhelm Grimm

Wilhelm and Jakob in Gretel's kitchen.

Gretel's house cutaway

Gretel's house concept.

Gretel's house. It's actually on the spot where the witch's house once stood. Gretel gave up sweets and spent her adolescence learning how to grow fruits and vegetables. She also used the witch's books and notes to learn magic. Her brother, Hansel, travels most of the time in search of seeds and saplings to expand the variety of his sister's garden.

Gretel's house concept

Gretel costume color combos. I like G best.

The brothers and one of their note books. They have a pile of books just like it, all filled with notes on folklore and myths.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thick blood.

You know when you sit still for a long time and you can almost feel your blood getting thick? I feel like that.

Anyway, while all of you are having group sketch times, I'm down here with a cat, an old lady, and an Intuos3 for company. I make ridiculous vector graphics and continually throw myself at the t-shirt printing industry to avoid a vegetative state.

Various degrees of vector smush, mostly in the form of birthday cards for friends.

This image is in the running (well, maybe bringing up the tail end of the running) at Shirt.woot's weekly contest. You can even vote for it if you've bought a shirt from the site before.

This cricket bat shirt would very much like to go to print, and could do so with your kind votes.

I'm looking forward to harassing the Richmond population in November.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Up, Left, Right

Sometimes I get working on a serious illustration, but then I get distracted by some scrap paper and this kind of thing happens.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I finished a drawing for myself. I really did.

I hardly ever finish anything drawn for myself, but I did it this time! Haydee from Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. Haydee, you make everything all right in the end.

I should do a sketch post, too. In the mean time, here's some fun doodles. I'm (not really) sorry, but they are all Legend of Zelda related. I'm so impatient for Spirit Tracks (the new toon-styled LoZ game for DS) to be released that I'm replaying every other game in the franchise until December. Except for Four Swords, since I have no one with whom I can play. Very sad, I know. I'm currently playing through Ocarina of Time. Guys, the Shadow Temple is a lot scarier than I remember it being.

I need to practice coloring glass.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I am the laziest sketchbook updater on the Internet.

I can't believe I haven't posted since before graduation. Here, from newest to oldest, is a little bit of what was in my "to be scanned" pile:

In other news:
I moved down to Florida without too much difficulty, and am enjoying extreme humidity and clockwork precipitation to the utmost. My cat is stoked that a flock of ibis likes to hang out in the back yard.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fairy Tales and Drama Doodles

Last three illustrations for Senior Project. They're for "The Metal Pig" (Hans Christian Andersen) and "The Bremen Town Musicians" (Grimm's). The black and white is a tiny spot illustration to go with "Bremen".

Doodling while watching Korean drama "Coffee Prince". Yoon Eun Hye is so awesome.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009