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Quarantine, Carving, & Social Break

Quarantine, Carving, & Social Break

This year so far has been a pretty strange one (under statement I know 🙃).  When Quarantine started, I took a massive break from all social media. I’m currently still on that break. Not sure when or if I will go…

Character Sketchbook 201

Character Sketchbook 201

Good Afternoon! Shoot, i think all the late nights caught up to me today! Ended up over-sleeping by a few hours today, so i’m playing catch up right now so i have to make it short, because i’m trying to…

Ammon’s Horn

Ammon’s Horn

Happy 2020! I’m happy to start this New Year post with an inspiration Friday post. If you are new to the blog, the way Inspiration Friday works is I pick a song that inspires me, then as I’m listening to…

Character Height Chart – WIP

Character Height Chart – WIP

For the last few months I’ve been working trying to finish all the character design for “Lost in the Crowd“. It’s taken me a lot longer than I thought it would, but I’m starting to make a lot of progress…

The Panel Girl

The Panel Girl

This piece was quite the experiment. It took me several months to get the colors and textures right. The concept was cutting up my portaits of Rasa Zukauskaite, Laura O’Grady, and Tanya Dziahileva and putting them together to make one…

Julia Hafstrom Post-it Sketch

Julia Hafstrom Post-it Sketch

I keep a couple of stacks of post-its sitting on my desk, just for when I get the urge to draw I can quickly get my fix. This sketch was from a photoshoot I did with Julia Hafstrom years ago….

Knightcat Redesign

Knightcat Redesign

I’m excited for finally showing you the redesign of my brother and my book character Knightcat. She might be my favorite character to write scenes for. She is an amazing character and her character design felt close, but not perfect,…

character sketchbook 31

character sketchbook 31

It’s fun looking back on the Character Sketchbook series. This was one of the first drawings in the series where I felt like I was getting the hang of it. The drawing is of Gemma Ward. I hope you all…

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

I meant to get this up on Thanksgiving, but I got too busy cooking and hanging with family. It was such a fun day. We sat around working on a puzzle I made just for Thanksgiving from my drawing Rooftops….

Gemma in the Sky

Gemma in the Sky

I’ve been loving going back through my old drawings and re-drawing them. It’s been very interesting to see the changes in my style and approach. This piece I originally drew back in 2009, you can see it here. It felt…

The Red Lady

The Red Lady

I was taking an exploration of charcoal & chalk on different color tone paper, and this piece happened. For some reason, something just clicked when I was drawing it, and the textures and tone came out exactly the way I…

My Influence Map 2019

My Influence Map 2019

I’m currently taking the Schoolism class “Story-Driven Illustrations” by Djamila Knopf. One of the first assignments is to produce an influence map. I’ve never heard of an influence map before doing this, but it’s a cool idea. I’m planning on…