Sunday, January 2, 2011


And by that I mean All The Better to See With. Here are my sketches for the short's environment, the Merchant District. I wasn't sure where in the district the most focus was going to be on, so I did a quick sketch of the entire area, and then a color key to set the general mood. I really don't have a lot of experience doing environments and layouts, so this was a really good bit of practice for me; I really need to start doing more!

And the colored version of the shop I posted earlier:

And I took a stab at the villain's design. I've actually never designed a villain or a young(ish) man, so this was all sorts of new to me. Maybe I'll try my hand at the rest of him, just for shits.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

All the better to see you with..

Recently I volunteered to help an old roommate do some visual development for her graduate thesis film, a steam-punk contemporary interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood. I worked on the design of the little girl (named Elsie), and now I'm working on some layouts. Character design was pretty smooth-sailing, but boy are layouts something I need practice on.

Elsie sketches:

Final model sheet:

Layout sketches:

I'm working on a rough color test for the last sketch, but rendering layouts is a completely new process to me. Pretty frustrating, but a good learning process.

More sketches as they come! In the meantime, here's the production blog for the film:

It's really cool to see what the other members are coming up with, since I don't actually get to work with them in person.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October Sketch Dump

Various sketches of Kei (at various ages), as well as some profiles, commission sketches, and some fantasy scenery. I was at my desk at work needing a break, and wanted to draw some landscapes that included some of the stuff on it, like speakers and a computer mouse. Kinda silly but I liked the way it was going.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I don't sketch nearly enough (non-work related stuff) anymore, but here's a sample of my most recent stuff:

I admit I drew the girl on the upper right after watching Ke$ha's alternate video for Take It Off. As shameful as it is, I can't help but love over-the-top outfits and crazy face paint. The picture in the middle will hopefully be completed in time for Halloween... =_=; It's been ages since I drew Kei.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Besides all the commissions and stuff I've been posting on my DeviantArt, I've been working on some colored covers for my friend's comic:

Working with other people's lines are always challenging for me, but well worth the time. You know what else is well worth your time? Checking out Gifted.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July dump

In a pitiful attempt to keep my promise of updating more periodically, here's my July sketch dump:

I've been pumping out at least one colored drawing a week (mostly commissions), but because I need that fast turn-around I don't have a whole lot of time to sketch and explore each one before I lay down the final lines. The stuff on the upper right corner is for a drawing I've been working on and off for a while now, while the stuff below it is a concept for a series of girls with kimonos inspired by different fish. If you've been following my stuff for any amount of time you might be able to catch Kei, my Vespa girl, in there too.

Also, bonus picture!

Here's what the sketches on the bottom left corner turned into. It's a commission for an artist I really like on DA, so I got real excited about it <3

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I've neglected this blog for almost 2 months, and THAT'S where I draw the line. Since I graduated SCAD, I moved to Charlotte, NC and started my internship at a full-service motion graphics/animation/editing studio, and that's been keeping me pretty busy for the last month and a half. I have been doing a lot of drawing, but since I don't have any sketches scanned at the moment I'll show off some of my commission work:

(old - new)

As you can see, I'm being asked to draw a lot of girls. I love it! <3 More sketches coming soon, just so I'm not reposting what I already have on my DA account.