Physalia Jellyfish Concept Sheet

So I've had this project on the back burner for quite some time, but now that I find myself with extra time on my hands I'm immersing myself once more in my children's book, Physalia, Jellyfish Princess.
Right now it's in the very early stages but I just finished a few concepts for how I want her to look but thought I would share them here before I head off for the holidays and would love to hear feedback as to what people think!

I'm excited to come back and work on this project more in the New Year! Until then, happy holidays everyone!


Etsy Shop is Live!

Hello everyone! I'm happy to announce that "A Grimm Christmas" is now available for purchase over at Etsy! I've included a widget over to the right for quick access.

I'd also like to share some photos of the finished project! I'm really happy with how they turned out!



I'm happy to announce that I just finished the final card in my Grimm Christmas, Rumpelstiltskin!!
I'm working on putting together an Etsy shop and will have them available for purchase there soon! I'll have an update when it's ready! Until then, please enjoy this woven contraption!


Card Update

Just finished the Snow White card and wanted to put it up! Now to work on Rumpelstiltskin!


Christmas Cards!

As promised, I'm posting an update on the Christmas Card set I'm working on right now. The inspiration for this year's set is none other than the classic tales of the Brother's Grimm, lending themselves to what I'm calling my "Grimm Christmas." These first three cards are taken from the classic stories of Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel!

So far I've only finished 3, but the 4th and 5th are right around the corner!



Today I had the pleasure of doing some fan art for an adorable video created by a friend of a friend. The video is about a friendship formed between to wayward souls, one of which happens to be a dragon! Here is the artwork, as well as a link to the short pre-vis animatic!


Every Company needs a Kraken

It's that time of year again and I'm working hard at a brand new holiday card set! This time, I'm adapting some of my favorite Brother's Grimm fairy tales into some greeting cheer! I'll be posting some of the cards soon, but before that, I'd like to introduce Pete, the company kraken.

Truly, no one is more productive.


Duck Hunt

My roommate and I decided to shoot a video that brings to life our childhood fantasies of being able to take Duck Hunt to the streets.


Character Concepts

A friend of mine is working on putting together a game and was kind enough to let me do some character concepts for his main female protagonist. Here are a few of the initial sketches I came up with.


Gypsy Winter

Going to try sketching again! Here's a quick after work piece!


Biology Class

I've always dreamed of having an eccentric biology teacher, and when I did, this is basically how I pictured it.



I've been a big fan of the remixing artist Pogo for quite sometime but this video blew me away.



Fairy Chasing

Another piece done for a contest over at Sketchoholic, the theme is a Child and their Monster. What child and monster combo wouldn't chase fairies? 

Also, I've decided to get back into inking so I've been doing a few simple tests. Here are some of them!


Dragon Queen

This is a piece inspired by Game of Thrones and created for a contest over at Sketchoholic. Trying a different style of painting and I think it turned out ok.


The birth of a princess

Done for a contest over at Sketchoholic, this is a study for Physalia, the main character in one of my children's book ideas!


If you haven't seen this yet...

It's finally here! Well, the teaser, at least. Pixar just recently released the teaser trailer for their upcoming movie "Brave" (originally the Bear and the Bow) and I can't begin to express my excitement! I could start to gush over it, or you could simply see the magic and wonder for yourself:

Amazing, right?!

Gone Fishing


The Sap Lady

So apparently there are places in this world where parents warn their children not to play on the beach at night by telling them stories of an old hag that walks that narrow strip between land and sea in the hours between twilight and sun rise. This hag carries with her a sack of sap and if she comes across a child will use this sap to seal the child's eyes shut and then stash them in her sticky sap sack where they are held captive until she takes them back to her dwelling where she entombs them in amber for all eternity. This hag is known as the Sap Lady.

These are the things parents actually tell their children.

I'll stick to Humpty Dumpty, thank you, and it's message that even with teamwork, spanning species, no less, there are some things you just can't fix.


Yenus Expressions

My friend set up an expression exercise over on sketchoholic so this is a sheet I threw together in an hour or so. This is an expression sheet for Yenus, one of the characters in the film I'm working on. The expressions, for those interested, are the following (from left to right, top to bottom): stern, drunk, "I just got my girlfriend pregnant?!," confused, and tired.

You can never have too much practice with expressions so head over and check it out!



For those of you who have never been to sketchoholic.com, it's an amazing community site for artists to create and participate in "contests" which are essentially just themed art exercises. It's great if you're looking for some inspiration and feedback (and sometimes even cool prizes!). This was a piece done for such a contest. A fun exercise in mixing and matching a few different animals!


Down the Tracks

A really quick photoshop study inspired by a coworker's boots. Apparently clothing is my thing of the week.



A few sketches done during lunch today around this nature loving girl. Inspiration came from a picture of a plaid shirt!

Building Blocks


Debbie Reynolds Studio

Inspired by the studio I take hip-hop classes!

Physalia: Jellyfish Princess

Had some extra time today during lunch and so I started fleshing out a concept that's been floating in my head for the past day or so. This is Physalia, a young Jellyfish princess who is going through a typical polyp life cycle. However, as with all coming of age stories, the transition isn't what she expected as she finds herself swept out to sea. I'm hoping to have time in the coming weeks to go in and explore some color (and round off my homage to Mucha!)