Thursday, January 23, 2014


Did this one a while ago, but never posted it.  So, here it is.  This was based on a sketch I did on a zoo drawing trip.  Here's the rough, and a few other sketches from that day:

Monday, January 20, 2014

T.U.F.F. Stuff!

Here is a sampling of some props and backgrounds that I have designed for T.U.F.F. Puppy over the last three years.  I will share more once more episodes air, which will hopefully be soon!  In the meantime, please enjoy!  These are also cross-posted on my portfolio blog, which can be found here.

Seriously... has been too long.  This last year+ has kept me pretty busy with jumping from Prop Design to BG/Layout design on Nickelodeon's show T.U.F.F. Puppy.  I have managed to do a few fun things on the side, and here are a few illustrations I have done for some books published by TikiMachine.

For LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST, I contributed a piece on Charley Parkhurst, known as "One Eyed Charley".  Considered one of the best stage coach drivers in the west, she spent most of her life living as a man.  It's also possible that she was the first woman to ever vote in California.  Some really interesting stuff!  
My contributions to DEUS LIBRIS are Sedna and the Valkyrie:

Sedna is a goddess of the sea and marine animals from Inuit mythology.  Her fingers were severed, creating the first sea animals.

In Norse mythology, Valkyries would watch over battlefields, and choose which fallen soldiers would be escorted to Valhalla. 

Coming up next- some design work from T.U.F.F.!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Too long...

...but better (super) late than never, I guess. Here's something to freshen things up around here:

Just a sketch from last week's Drawing Club. I dub her 'Lady Fishlips'. After almost 3 hours of drawing, I finally stopped caring about making a decent drawing and just started having fun (or maybe it was the fatigue of sitting in a crowded, stuffy studio for so long). I'm way too rusty... ...anyway, more posts and project updates soon!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Update: COMIC CON 2011!!

First of all, sorry for my unintended hiatus from this blog. Needless to say, the last year+ has been BUSY. But that's for another post...

ANYWAY, I've been involved in a number of projects in the past year, all of which I will be exhibiting at Comic Con this year! If you're interested (or just want to say hi), swing by Rankinstein/Mathom House's booth #1945.

Here we go!

I was lucky enough to be involved with two of Tiki Machine's publications, "Monster Mythos" and "Deus Libris".

"Deus Libris" is a compilation art book of deities from around the world.
I contributed pieces for the Inuit sea goddess, Sedna, as well as the Norse Valkyries. "Monster Mythos" is a companion compilation book which contains mythic creatures from different cultures. I submitted a Native American monster/dragon, the Piasa Bird.

I've also been collaborating on some projects with mastermind Greg Rankin.

Here are a couple of pages from Greg's comic "Codename Hart" that I colored last June (all pencils, ink and text are by Greg):

As an accessory to the comic, we hand cast and painted actual flight pins. The first batch completely sold out last year at SDCC, and Greg graciously let me go a little crazy with painting a limited amount of pins for this year's Con.
The main batch of pins will be the solid gold that's displayed on the bottom of the group, so be sure to stop by early if you want one!

And last but certainly not least, I've been helping out on Greg's newest project, Steampunk Poker!

Here is the full, open kit in all of it's glory. All of the gear chips were hand sculpted, cast, and painted. Also included are customized card decks, a list of card hand hierarchies, all of which are contained in the super awesome hand painted boxes to tote it on all of your airship adventures:

A close up on the kit exteriors (and yes, all of the detailing was hand sculpted, cast, and painted, too):

A sample of some of the face cards in the deck (all artwork was done by Greg). We'll have individual card decks for sale as well.

Here's my small contribution to the deck, the Queen of Diamonds:

So yeah, that's been keeping me busy! If you're attending SDCC, please stop by booth #1945 and say hello!

(...and once Comic Con is over, I'll be updating this blog on a regular basis...)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hallo, tail!

Just having some fun with a goofy sketch...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Nothing like a winter stroll through the forest...

...have a great one!