Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Water Aerobics

Mom asked me to draw a picture for a friend of hers from work, a friend who likes Aqua Fit classes! So heres a little doodle of a girl doing some water aerobics.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

John K Simpsons Couch Gag

Hey Everyone

Well... we're still waiting here on the west coast, but the John K Simpsons couch gag has aired on the east coast now, and I can't contain it anymore....

John Kedzie and I have been working on this couch gag along with John Kricfalusi and Tommy Tanner for the past few months!

Kedzie did all of the CG modeling, the brain animation, and all the tech-guy editing stuff. Tommy and I were assistant animators and worked on inbetweening, clean-up, ink and paint. I also helped paint a couple of the CG models.

Hope you guys liked it, it was awesome working on this! Pretty bitchin' first job out of school!


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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tooth Tale Backgrounds

Here's a very small selection of some of the backgrounds I did for "Tooth Tale", an independent animation made by one of my teachers from Columbia, Ron Fleischer. To see all the others, catch "Tooth Tale" at a film fest near yoooooou! ;)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wild About Reading Logo

Donalisa Helsley, author of the children's book I am illustrating, requested some logo designs for her "Wild About Reading" pages. Heres the first one! An edit will be up with green text later on :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Debutante Detective Cover

Hey, new post! I was commissioned to illustrate some book covers for a couple of YA Romance novels... heres one of them :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

And Then Something Terrible Happened

Well... I'm having a shitty week.

I got a flu after going into my first day of work.

I have mystery bills from Chicago piling at my door... Stop billing me for services I no longer have! Ugh!

And now... Picassa (a site I've never logged into) has somehow deleted ALL of my blogger photos. So... I'm slowly going through old posts and replacing the photos. Sorry for the inconvenience, they'll all get fixed eventually as I have the time and find the files.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stout Trout Background Copy

Hey guys, update time:

Kedzie and I are working with John K. on some tech support and CG experiments for a project hes currently working on!

Kedzie is doing some CG modeling (might post some progress soon, so check it out if he does!), and I've been working on making a good brush set for painting some classic looking animation backgrounds.

To help me get the right brushes and to start learning about John K.'s style, he suggested that I do some copies of old animation backgrounds and golden book illustrations. I decided to start with something more "simple" and work my way up... but even simple is pretty difficult when you actually turn your brain on and try to figure out why and how the original artist did what he did! It took me awhile to start to understand the colors and shapes, but I think I'm getting there, and starting to understand brush stroke placement.

My copy turned out a bit more stiff (and maybe a little over-worked?) compared to the original, but I think that has a lot to do with this being my first attempt and my working suuuuper slow to try and understand everything. I'll keep doing a few of these each week to help me get faster and understand the color, shapes, and textures of this style.

I really liked making the tree in the foreground, I think I'll be stealing some of those techniques for my personal work!

So anyway, sorry for the book of explanation... heres a BG copy from Yogi Bear "The Stout Trout"

Below is the original, so that you can see what I was working off of. I kinda messed the mountains up composition wise... oops!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lolita Commission

Hey Guys!
New commission finished up last night! This one was for one of my friends over at DeviantArt who requested a brunette lolita pin up in a green, lacy dress
I tried some new techniques on this one, namely paying more attention to my line quality and not fidgeting the "paint" around so much, and I really like the results! Will be trying some more like this in the future :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Playdate APS Credits

Today is the big screening! All our efforts shown to Chicago :D I can't even begin to explain how awesome it is to see the tiny spark of and idea that I pitched last fall turn into this amazing animation!

Here is some more art from Playdate... I painted these credits using some awesome caricatures that a classmate sketched up as reference :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Nerdy Boyfriend

This is Kedzie, my nerdy little boyfriend, doing what he loves to do most :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Did a bunch of warm up sketches, liked this one :) Me and my Kedzie