Thursday, June 25, 2009

Once again using my dad's terrible scanner.
I wrote notes next to Estelle in pencil, but it was all scribbly and left a bad taste in my mouth, so I retyped them.
Oh the adventures these characters are having in my head. I think I'm going to draw a man next. And a dog for Hester-Fern maybe. We'll see.

I don't know what I'm going to end up doing with them, but I'm having a great time so far just making them up and giving them lives.

I'm thinking of Ghost Towns.

Friday, June 19, 2009


The Doctor.

I'll come back with a backstory for Hester-Fern later. I need coffee and I have work in a half an hour. Ciao 'til then.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Anatomy and sketchbook

All done in watercolor...

Thumbnails for Toy Soldiers' single and full album that is coming out. Single should be coming out around the 20th or 22nd. Really psyched that I get to do this for them, especially when I am trying to keep myself busy. I'm trying to stay in the groove that school put me in-- consistently doing some kind of art/illustration work.

Just an unfinished (but soon to be finished) fun character sketch. I don't draw men often enough, though this dude does look a little girly. Soon I will morph him into a plague doctor. It has been a while since I did character design or thought about making comics. It was a favorite past time in high school, but ever since college, I haven't been able to think of a story or had the time to put into any sort of comic. Nothing will probably come of this character (or the story I have brewing behind it), but it's a nice thought.
It was Nina's birthday. She and I also talked about making zines and trying to get into First Friday. I think zines are a more realistic goal for now. Looking through the ones at the Wooden Shoe, god damn they look easy to make. And cheap. All photocopied-- and some are as small as just 1 folded piece of paper. Wilikers!

Mike the barista from the Last Drop. I find myself becoming fond of porcupines. I am also fond of going there to doodle, so whoever is in the area and feel like having a doodle sesh, I am always down.

And a wonderful old photo I found today over at More than Just Books on 6th and Bainbridge.

And after all that, apologies for the poor scans. My dad's computer isn't really revered for its scanning or its monitor's quality. Once I got back on my mac I had to go back and darken some of the watercolors back in photoshop after already doing that on his computer. What a pain to deal with.

More to come later!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A separation of church and state.

The Wolf and The Witch. Both done with 6 layers of glass each. Cut paper, gouache, paint marker, pencil.

Canadian Moment. Watercolor from life; model Nina Goffi.

Doors. Pen and Ink.

Album cover for Perkasie. Digital.

Kate Foust. Digital.

The Jersey Devil. Pen and ink, watercolor, white gel pen

The Loch Ness Monster. Pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, white gel pen

Chupacabra. Pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, white gel pen.

I've decided to create a blog solely for my art, because I think it's important at this point to separate my personal life from my (almost) professional one. So here is the beginning to my art and only art blog. Uploaded all once before on the other one, I still think it's suiting to wallpaper the first post with the pieces I've made this year that I like enough to include in what I tentatively call my portfolio.
I have a lot more to scan and photograph, so I will try and post pieces that are virgins to the internet.