Sunday, November 28, 2010

Philz sketchz

Two middle-aged sisters and a student with lots of homework.

Now back to my homework!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Barnes & Nobles

The best place to sketch on a cold autumn day! Nothing like being surrounded by books, coffee, and lots of people to draw.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Earthbound Saga Production Design Work

Goodbye summer. Oh well, at least it ended well! These past few weeks I have been doing production design for my friend Jeff on a parody/homage movie he is directing. The movie is based off of a 90's video game called Earthbound. In the movie, one of the main characters smokes a lot, so I designed a bunch of matchboxes he has in his drawer. Each matchbox is inspired by either a character or place in the game and I used vintage matchbox's for the design inspiration. The first three are for the tops of matchboxes and for the last one, I designed it to be a paper matchbook. Anyways, I had a ton of fun creating them and I wish I could do 20 more! But, the movie is already being filmed and school is starting to pick up again...

I also did some anatomical studies of a weird little character in the game called Mr. Saturn. In the video game, he is very funny and cartoony. Here's what he looks like: click here.

However, in this live action version of the game, the Mr. Saturn is literally just a human head placed on 2 human feet. So, I designed what I thought the bone structure might be for them. In the movie, one of the characters is studying the Mr. Saturns, so these drawings appear on his wall. They are designed to be very da Vinci-esq.

I wish I could do more work for the movie! But, school is calling again... So, on to new projects!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2 Quick-o's

This is a sketch I did of Jon and I walking back from class one day. Boyfriends.... right?

Also, a few days ago, I really wanted to play a video game to relax a little, so I was recommended to play Earthbound. Bad idea...

For those who haven't played the game, i'm referencing this character:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Camping Pastel

I only wish camping had lasted a little longer...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Watching the Shadow Cat

A quick 10 min study of a Shadow the cat.

Cats always know when you're watching them...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Color Study- Gameboy Gwobs (correction: iPhone Gwobs)

Here is a color study I did of my friend Robbie (who prefers to be called Gwobbie or Gwobs) in his house yesterday playing on his iPhone.

I was trying to get some work done, but the bright blue of the almost night sky contrasting with the warm yellow caught my eye. And well, Gwobs got caught in the middle of it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tucson Pastel

So I've been in Tucson this past week on vacation and was hoping to do a bunch of pastels while I was here. Only, the weather has been over 100 everyday! So, yesterday I finally just drove up into the mountains where it was only about 90. Here is the result.

I also accidentely (and stupidly) sprayed some of my water on it when I was washing my hands so that's why the sky has some classy watermarks on it...

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This is an illustration I did for my roommate's graduation present. I've been getting into Mary Blair a lot lately and my roommate really likes Alice in Wonderland so I drew a lot of inspiration from Mary Blair's work on the Disney version.

I had a lot of fun playing with the shapes and I'd love to try a more "Mary Blair" approach to my future work.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kingdoms of Camelot Ads

So this summer I've been working at the company Watercooler, which makes Facebook games. My job is to create ads for their Kingdoms of Camelot game. The ads end up on the sidebar on Facebook.

Here's a sampling of my favorite ads that I've done so far.

Although I am allowed to use assets from the game, these ads are all 100% drawn by me. Also, there's a watermark on them right now, but that doesn't run on Facebook.

Another thing about these ads is that they are run VERY small! I usually paint them at a width of 300 to 500 pixels and then shrink them down to a final size of 110x80 pixels. Since they're so small, I really have to make sure they are eye catching and read clearly. Here's an image to give you an idea of the size change.

So, this job and website work have been taking up most of my time this summer. Hopefully soon I will be able to return to some vis dev work and get some of that posted too!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Benson Backyard

Summer is definitely in the air... I can feel it! Here's a quick pastel sketch I did yesterday of the Benson Boys' backyard that I think captures that.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Flying Donuts- Donut Shop Design

For the past month or so I've been constantly remembering at inconvenient times that I should post this. Now, I am! I did a bunch of revisions on it over the winter break to get rid of all those mushy edges and get in a little more "atmosphere" to the piece. I didn't do all the revisions I wanted to but I'm pretty happy with it overall and I felt it was time to move on.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter Break Sketches

Here are some sketches I did over the break so far. There are some older ones thrown in too.