Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Portfolio Piece- Color Clothing Study

Hi! Its been a while...and I must admit I've been a tad busier then I would of liked, but I've finally been able to get my hands on a sketchbook. Yay! This morning I'm trying to get back into the flow of things. I've been planing on working on Willow's clothing, especially the color and design! I didn't want anything too detailed, so I stuck with something basic as a whole THEN went with more extravagant look when it came to color. The one thing I love about Indian clothing is the beautiful designs! Now its just the problem of picking the colors I think will fit her personality.

Just floating on the bay,


Saturday, November 19, 2011


Good morning!  Im off to CTNx!  I'm very excited for the panels, the artists, the books! Hope to chat and see you all who's attending!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ROUGH doodles

I was extremely bored at work yesterday and decided to do some five-minute sketches of the heroine of the story. I'm happy I used pen this time around, since I don't use the medium as often as I would like...

Floating and chillaxing,


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Portfolio Piece- Expression Page (Willow)

Good Day! This is Willow's expression page (she's also in her final concept). I was going to try to post the expression page, turnaround, color sheet and render in the same post. Unfortunately things aren't going as smoothly/ fast as I want, SO I'm posting this as a 'teaser'. This weekend I'm on my way to the CTN Expo( yay!), so I won't have much time to finish and post the remaining drawings of Miss Willow.

Dive, dive, dive!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Transportation sketches

Good Evening! I haven't posted much in a while and wanted to put some sketches up that I drew a while back. There still conceptual drawings of Willow. Most having to do with transportation, Willow on a boat and horse. Both are very 'sketchy' and I really don't have any plans for them at the moment...

Good news is that Willow's final concept is finally finished! Right now I just finished her 5pt turns and face expressions. I'll be posting them up shortly for you to see (probably after I finish her color comp). Then on to another character! Cant wait....but which one????

Dive away!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Green Maiden

So! The character above is still apart of Willow's universe. Before I changed the 'exterior' of the original tale the woman was already a character that Willow would meet on her journeys. She is a half human hybrid called a 'Glastiag'. Her origins are not really Indian, more Scottish or Welsh...but she one of my favorites in the story so I decided to keep her and just redraw her to fit into the location that she will be dwelling.

In her summary she is said to be very beautiful, always wearing a green cloak. Some call her the green maiden. She is half human and goat, almost like a satyr. She is said to protect herds of livestock; cattle, sheep, goats (of course) and children. BUT, she also has a dark side. In her legend she lures men to their doom, kills them and drinks their blood. In my story she has inherited all of these characteristics. As you will probably guess, shes more on her soft side this morning...but BEWARE! Her intentions our unclear and she is not to be trusted....

Keep a swimming,


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Morning Warm-up

Hi! So above is this mornings warm-up. Still a rough concept of Willow. Nothing too big, but I wanted to post what I was working on. This was just for fun. Hopefully this weekend i'll have time to draw her final design (and turnaround).

Swim away,


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just passing through...

I started this quick sketch of Willow yesterday at work. Nothings final for her yet, but I haven't posted in a while, so I wanted to put something up. I'm still working on her final design (Its proving harder then expected). But my goal is to have it down by Saturday.

Thanks for swimming,


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Portfolio Piece- Garment Study

Good Morning,

This image is probably the final form of Willow based on the concept page I did Sunday. There might be a bit tweaking here and there but she's overall done. Yesterday I finished these sketches of her in different clothing. In the first part of the story she's still fairly a young girl and probably wont be wearing anything too provocative. Some of the clothes will fit when she's reach 'womanhood'. With that said, I think I'm going to go with either the drawing on the far left or the second to the far right. Now that I think about it, I might just mix the two and see how that turns out.

Keep 'a swimming,


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Portfolio piece- Willow Study

Hi everyone, this is my first October sketch AND a piece I will be putting in my portfolio. Its of one of my old characters (Willow). Only, this time I've decided to change her story a bit. I've always been unsure on what her final 'form' should be...I've decided to try something NEW. And try a new theme to her back story...more exotic. For her look, I was thinking a lot of woman Indian dress wear (I've discovered I love drawing drapery). I had a lot of fun with her, now its just the matter of picking which one for turnarounds, actions and face expressions!

Have a goodnight swimmers,


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nice Sunday

Hello and Good Morning!

I wanted to post this pic up just incase I forgot...
I had drew it yesterday during work..kinda a special request by a fellow artist. Noel Cox. Its for the Animation Academy gallery they have in the back. It includes a collection of personal works by some of the artists that work there. I was asked to contribute AND this is what I came up with! I wouldn't mind seeing it colored some day...time will tell.

Have a nice day swimmers,


Monday, September 26, 2011

Q.A. Holman

Good morning everyone! Today I finally finished some head turns that I've been working on this weekend. It's actually an old character that I did in 2001! I'm a little too embarrassed to show what he looked like back then, BUT he looks GREAT now! (trust me). I tried a more 'angled' style this time around. Next, I plan to work on his full body turn and also outfit selection/ color.

Have a nice swim this morning,


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lazy Owls

Hi everyone! Here's some loose sketches I had time to draw at work. For some reasons I was thinking 'Owl' today... either them sleeping, laughing yawning, ect. I think I might try to continue with this mini project, but time will tell if I will have another 'owl' inspiration.

Tell next time swimmers,


Wednesday, September 14, 2011



Finally was able to finish this one... Its of Ruby and a dear friend enjoying the day festivities. Also! Today is exactly a month from when I started to you use the app 'Brushes'. From my first post (New Media-Brushes) to this one, I'm glad to see some improvement. I hope to post more later on in the day.

Swimmers enjoy the morning,


Thursday, September 8, 2011


It took me a couple of days to complete her...Its Ruby. A little older and also in her final concept form. This is just half of the picture. But I'll post the other half of the 'party' soon.

Keep swimming,


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Box and Stool

These are some colorings of sketches I've been doing for the past weeks. All colored on Brushes. I plan on posting up more final versions and sketches.

Happy Swimming!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fun Doodles

Some more work doodles! The top one was especially fun too sketch. People watching at work is a great hobby of mine. The girl at the bottom is just a random drawing. I was working on her face expression mostly..

Happy swimming!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sound Jar

Doodling at work with 'Brushes'.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Media-Brushes

This is a first for me...I've been experimenting for a few days with an app called Brushes (for the iphone/itouch). It's a GREAT program! Especially when drawing on the go (like I would love to do). I'm still getting the hang of the layers and other components of the program but I really like it so far. Its pretty simple.  ;0)

Happy swimming!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Work Sketches-Barber and Apprentice

These are quick sketches from yesterday. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011


Good morning swimmers! This is a quick morning exercise of Miss Ruby. FIRST DRAFT. I'll probably change the colors (like adding some!) But I was mainly focused on her exspression and clothing.

Have a good day!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Doodles I did at work yesterday. I was going to draw a full rendered picture of this character eventually... These thumbs were mainly for his pose and silhouette.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Skin Test

Skin test before I fall asleep. Sort of too-much-tan-leathery-skin (Yeah, shes been outside WAY too long). Haha, but I still think it turned out very well. Normally around this time period her skin would be a powder-white, but I kinda ran with something different. I think i'll either finish or redo her...


Gossiping Gals

I have to admit...I had TOO much fun with this one.

Construction complete!

Good Morning everyone!

I'm happy to say that I have FINALLY finished the re-do of my blog. (It was past over-do). And now im ready to put up some well awaited posts. I have tons of characters that I've been working on and cant wait to post them to show you all! Also there are a few projects that im working on (i'll get into detail later). That I can't wait to share!

Ready...set..and DIVE!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Help Adam Phillips

Good Morning, I've been a looooonnnnggg time follower of Adam Phillips and his flash animation episodes about his character 'Bitey'. Right now Adam and his team are having a difficult time completing a new online game thats based on 'Bitey' aka The Brackenwood series. Above is a vid explaining his dilemma AND how you can help. Please helps Adam out so he can complete his online game! AlSO by helping you can get awesome goodies from the Brackenwood series!!!!

Go to my link in 'Inspirations' and check out some of Adams Phillips Brackenwood vids. You can also access the 'Kickstart Bitey' page through his website to see what sort of awesome art, t-shirt, posters, etc you can get my helping to fund the project. But defiantly check out his beautiful videos. IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. He's extrememly talented.

Thanks all! And updates on my sketches and color art will be arriving soon!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Morning Color Warm-up

I wanted to start practicing coloring some sketches (since I rarely color in the first place). Im trying to steer away from the dark outlines and work on shading and contrast to define the form. Also I need some pratice on hair and fabrics.

Morning Exercise

Just a warm-up...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Paper Cut Outs

This is a little side assignment I did for the Bugs lead team this week. I didn't have much time with it, but im happy how it turned out considering I had just 6 hours. These are all paper cut-outs that I pieced together. All representing three attractions.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


One out of maybe five kids...Track team.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Art for Africa- Charity Drawing

This is my transition to the final drawing for a charity auction my friend asked me to do... Im glad I did my part in the matter and im happy with the way it turned out. Though...I REALLY like the sketch version of my 'zebra dog' more. The highest bid was $30.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Props- Ray Guns

Some of the props I created for a drawing test.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Something NEW

A couple of days ago I had went to heaven (aka Art Supply Warehouse) and got this awesome cheap mini recyclable sketchbook. This isn't my first drawing from it(you see it later) but im very proud how i'm handling the different medium.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The sisters

They both go together in the same universe as Father Hightop.