Friday, February 29, 2008


updated the webpage, scanned in my heres a smattering of pages!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


so it's been a good day today! I got an interview with the Beall's design group for a summer internship...totally exciting. For those who don't know what Bealls is, its the'florida store' they do lots of children's stuff, so thats pretty neat.


I got into the Hallmark creative workshop here at Ringling... totally cool as well!! It's nice cause they come for the workshop on the 13th, 14th and 15th of march then they come on monday the 17th to interview for an internship there.... pretty sweeeeet. so yea im stoked.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Big cooking man cont.

heres some more progress on the big guy..

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

totally forgot...

I keep forgetting about posting stuff I'm doing in my children's book class... So I wrote a story, which I think I mentioned several posts back, did the story boards and now I'm working on the dummy. After I finish that, I need to do a few final, fully colored pages. The jist of the story is : Two little owls are best buddies, they play together all the time and it's all happy. Then one of the owls (Edwin) has to move to another forest far away. Erni is sad and depressed (several emo pages here :P ) His mom then tells erni they should be pen pals, he asks what that is, she explains then he fly to his friend's house right before he leaves and he gives him his address. Erni waits and waits then finally a letter comes. At the this point in the book there will be a physical letter that the reader opens thats attached to the book. He's all excited and writes back...yay. Here are the storyboards...

and in other news...

This is the next thing I am doing for Perez. I created this guy who is a crab fisherman guy (like on deadliest catch). When he's not on the crab boat he bakes delicious items.... cakes, pies, cookies..... he really enjoys wedding cakes and decorating them. I think with this character I wanted to try making a big guy cute....he has tiny little hands (pinky up!) and little legs and feet. If I remember, I'll scan my oodles of sketches of him. It's always good to explore one's character to the max even if his whole body won't be in the final piece. At least now I a fully developed character for future endeavors.

Here he is so far.

dont worry, im here...

Sorry about the lack of posts... um, here's the finished joan of arc, on a beach, in 1920 piece for illustration. Uh, I'm not wild about it, I need to knock back the intensity of the color on the pink, green and purple bathing suits. I'm glad it's over with. Ha.

By the way, I want to thank everyone who takes the time to check out my blog, it makes me feel special. I like being special. yay!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

archibald's hide out no. II

Here it is!! It's finished for now...until Perez takes a look-see at it tomorrow, This new technique is fun and I'm curious to see where I'll take it!

Monday, February 4, 2008

mmm it's coming together!

theres a layer of watercolor, another of pencil and another of ink....nice thing is they are all separate from each other and brought together digitally. Next I will go into it with some digital paint! mmmm its a good time.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

archibald's hide out

Archibald has a secret library under his boston townhouse. I am really pleased with his environment... I think I made Archibald the male equivalent of myself. :O) This is the sketch, next I will put a piece of acetate over it, and do some nifty linework....

joan of arc circa 1920

Our next illustration assignment was to pick a little piece of paper out of three envelopes titled : time, enviorment and person.

I drew out Joan of Arc, 1920, on the beach. Now we have to create an image showing the enviorment, the time period and the person.... oh what fun!! Haha. I really like this aqssignment, it's a good time. Here's a sampling of the rough sketch, value/lighting studies and color studies!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

nother 20's girl

I had a chat with Brandes about my portfolio and about american greetings and he said I needed brighter, cleaner colors. He really loved this other 20's girl I did awhile back and asked if I had anymore. I had another sketch, so I finished it yesterday. I like using this technique because it's extremely quick. From now on, I'm supposed to think "sherbet" :P