Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

That Floating Fat Man

Some Baron H fanart.

And a hot dog guy.

I have a weakness for drawing morbidly obese men T__T

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sketchbook Paintings Part 2

I'm in the midst of a rather large project at the moment, so updates will be a little sporadic for the next few months.
In the meantime, here are some more sketchbook paintings. I am starting to enjoy using gouache quite a bit.
I just watched that awesome Canadian horror/sci-fi movie "Cube" and I think they're starting to sneak into my work a little bit.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Foxy Boxers

Another gouache sketchbook painting.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cricket Magazine

Hello folks.
I was recently given the opportunity to illustrate for the wonderful Cricket Magazine. I'd been wanting to do some work for these guys for a while, so when I got the email I squealed like a little school girl.
I was commissioned to do three pieces based on a semi-true story about a boy and a spectral jumping horse.
Here they are:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010


After working on the computer for a week, my hands have been itching to do some analog.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dark beer, a sketchbook, and good company.

Some recent drink and drawings.
And a fat guy, for kicks.

Friday, October 15, 2010


A collaborative painting with my wonderful boyfriend Caleb, done as a wedding present for his brother. Because pigeons are cute, that's why!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cardiovascular Risk and Gender

A new editorial piece for Research News Magazine done for an article about Heart Disease in men and women with diabetes. It was quite challenging distilling such a complicated concept into a simple and readable image. I wanted to represent the illness with a symbol that was both eye-catching and inherrently malignant, so in the end I decided a snake would be an appropriate metaphor. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out in the end. Its always great when an assignment coincides with your personal aesthetic.
It was also pretty cool illustrating for a magazine alongside greats such as Jillian Tamaki and Genevieve Simms!
Thanks to Lara Minja and the fine folks over AHFMR for giving me such a fun assignment.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Persephone WIP

Because sometimes I just want to make a pretty picture.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dogs and Grief

A full page spot for Modern Dog Magazine.
The AD wanted an image accompanying an article about grieving dogs, with a sad looking dog mourning the loss of a K9 friend.
I've never really drawn a dog before, so it was an interesting challenge combining different breeds to come up with the saddest, most pathetic looking creature possible. I ended combining the features of a Great Dane, Newfoundland Terrier and a Pug.

I really tried to challenge myself with a limited color palette this time, and I quite like the results. I used about five colors excluding black and white.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oliver Sacks Process

My painting process from start to finish, starting with a digital color comp and ending with the pre-photoshopped painting.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oliver Sacks

Here's a new painting I did just for kicks. I've been trying to gear my portfolio towards more editorial work, specifically portraiture.
I recently read about this dude named Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and author that suffers from a condition called Prosopagnosia (Facial Blindness). I thought that the man and subject matter would be fun to tackle in an illustration.

Monday, September 6, 2010