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!