Monday, December 20, 2010

Pandora's Box

I would love to do a re-telling of this myth. I find it quite interesting. One day, one day.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Art Bot

"I can't even draw a stick figure..."

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Quick photoshop sketch done for an Illustration Friday exercise at work. The topic was "Savor" and we had to make it Christmas-y.

Yes... Here she is again.

Monday, December 06, 2010

In the box...

I painted this as a cover for my portfolio. I'm becoming rather attached to this character (you might notice...). She's based loosely on a little girl I knew in Uruguay.

I commandeered a Scrabble box to hold my artwork. It was a fun project, plus we can now experience the joys of scrabble anytime we want. I think I might do more...

Monopoly anyone?

Thursday, December 02, 2010


...make great pets.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Quick concept sketch for a story by my friend Jeff Call. Perhaps more of this to come...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


The theme for our midterm in my Drawing for Animation class was "Soviet," and we had to create something in the style of an urban vinyl toy and base it on a previous assignment we had done. My previous assignment featured a lion and boy. So yes. Here it is. And the research:

Weird subject matter for me... but I still kinda like how it turned out.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

On the bus

In Uruguay, I was once on a very crowded bus when this rather creepy looking man got on and began pushing his way down the aisle, announcing loudly, "CAREFUL! CAREFUL! There's an alligator in this box! It'll bite your hand off!" These declarations continued as he moved towards the back of the bus. In his hands he held a poorly taped up cardboard box. People cleared for him. He sat down only a seat behind and to the side of me, and I was privileged to listen as he expounded on the dangers of his toothed friend to his lucky neighbor for the entire trip.

I should ride the bus more.

Also, I've been obsessed with goldfish lately.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Digital Paint

I'm taking a hard-core digital painting class. It's great. Yay learning!

First assignment, done entirely in one hue. Line art is courtesy of my teacher, Sam Nielson. Check him out.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tree Crabs of the Lonely Forest

The prompt for our first assignment in Drawing for Animation was "Tree Crabs of the Lonely Forest"... result seen above. I found the idea of tree dwelling crabs quite horrifying... and even more so when I found out they are not fictional. There are actually quite a few varieties. eek.

The assignment was mostly meant as an exercise in research... Here are the sketches:

Nature, I've decided, is creepy weird.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Super Stylin'

Some doodles for a story about a posh hair salon...

In other news... I was notified recently that the complete seasons of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, a 90's classic, is up on Netflix instant play. And now, I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT. Oh man. Glorious. I can't decide which is my favorite part... the forced acting, the cheese-ball writing, the stunning special effects, the awesome 90's styling, the epic theme music... Or the fact that Lois is actually played by a young desperate housewife.

Mostly, I just can't stop wondering... when is Lois going realize all Clark does is take of his glasses and put on a blue spandex suit!!!! AHHHHHH!!! COME ON!!

You're killing me.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Various things...

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Uruguay advances to the semifinals!!! I have been avidly following the World Cup this year... Let me tell you, soccer is quite intense. Love the World Cup. And I am so excited that Uruguay has made it into the top four teams! The game yesterday was AMAZING!! Fa. So awesome.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010


If you know me, you might know of my fascination with Polynesian dance... springing I think from the opening sequence of Lilo and Stitch, a beautiful piece of animation. And perhaps from when I used to pretend that I had Maori ancestors, instead of just Scottish New Zealanders... Anyways, I'm taking a polynesian dance class for the second time this spring. I like it. So. Some doodles:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

On the Job

I just finished a job illustrating books to teach elementary school kids Chinese. The last few books I worked on were explaining different biomes, and I decided to do them all in watercolor. So much fun!

I'm in watercolor love.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

At the Zoo

We went sketching at the zoo yesterday. It was awesome! Such a beautiful day... I enjoyed it immensely.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Sometimes my head feels like this:

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Alien Doodles

Sketches from a couple weeks ago. I was inspired by Will Strong to draw aliens. Turns out it's a lot of fun.

So much watercoloring lately. woosh.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Sketchbook doodle inspired by How to Train Your Dragon. Man I loved that movie.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Little Door

Environment study of the little door ALice finds down the rabbit hole, leading out to the queen's garden. This is perhaps the last of the Alice stuff. There's one more environment, but it's on hold, so... maybe one day.

Spring is here. Que felicidad!

Thursday, April 08, 2010