Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards

I'm working on my Christmas cards for this year, I've got a couple more in the hatch!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

t-rex robot

I haven't posted anything in a while, so here's a little sketch exploring a t-rex with robot arms!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thumper Re-design

This is for an assignment to re-design Thumper from Bambi outside of the Disney style.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mule Deer Life Drawing

Some drawings of the mule deer that live in the woods behind our place and eat our plants on occasion.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lobster Knight

A pen and ink drawing that I'd like to refine when I get a chance. Maybe paint this little sea cockroach.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pierce Brosnan Villain

One of my homework assignments was to design a villain with that would have Pierce Brosnan's voice. He materialized so quickly that I think he must have already existed somewhere in my mind. I think our brains are filled with hundreds of locations, based off of places we've been or places we want to go. The inhabitants are based off people we know or aspects of our personality. Somewhere in my brain-world there is a quaint oldish village that looks like Prague or Laguna Beach. The killer-for-hire part of me meets his clients at a cafe in this town. It has tiny tables and tiny espresso cups and it's filled with intrique.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More wee devil story beats

I'm going to have to come up with a name for this little guy sooner or later.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gouache landscape painting with Mike Hernandez

Just finished a weekend workshop with Mike Hernandez learning about gouache landscape painting. The first day we spent at Vasquez rocks, where it was 93 degrees and sunny, and the second day we spent at Laguna Beach, where it was 60 degrees and overcast. I ended up sunburned both days :)

It was an educational and well-taught workshop. Mike taught us the importance of capturing the feel of a place rather than attempting to get the painting correct down the the last detail. It's amazing how that's possible with a certain palette and the right brushstrokes. I'd really like to get a portable easel and gear and do little paintings like this on all my hikes. There are so many times when my camera(admittedly not the finest camera in existence) isn't enough to capture what I want to remember about a place.

Monday, October 17, 2011

It was a dark and temperate night

and I should have gone to bed about 2 hours ago! These are some wee devil concepts for Halloween.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Octopus B-day card

My mom recently visited the Seattle Aquarium and saw one of these guys. It was love at first sight so I decided to make her an octopus themed birthday card.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Night Painting

The Minnehaha creek. I'd really like to learn how to use oils, especially for landscapes. Anyone want to teach me? :D

Friday, April 29, 2011


"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting." - Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stern Gallery

This is a work in progress, but I need to post something new! It's a design for the stern gallery of a tall ship.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Western Australia Sketches

These are some sketches I did in my journal while I was tromping about in Australia. I had more opportunities to draw while we were on the coast, so that's why more of these are ocean critters! I've also got some lizards and landscapes from hiking and a few architecture sketches from Russia but I'm going to save travel sketches for weeks when I'm too busy to do anything new :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

More Cash

I wish that Minnesota winter looked like this. I also wish that bears were friendly. But they're not and so I am scared shitless of them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another chameleon

I got some cool paper with a brocade pattern on it a while ago and it wasn't getting used so I cut off a little piece and painted this chameleon on it! I used gouache with a little bit of white acrylic.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

horse with hands riding a bike

Josh sent me this site earlier today and I couldn't wait to contribute.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


My christmas gift this year from my amazing and ridiculously good-looking boyfriend was a week snowboarding in Lake Tahoe with some great friends, Tim and Crystal. The week was spent learning many new things, including but not limited to: successfully jumping over things on a snowboard, how to play guitar hero and all the lyrics to the 80's hit "Heat of the the Moment", and that before you attempt to take a dip in a freezing lake, check the depth because a lot of them don't get deeper until really far out into the water.

These are a few little paintings of some of the stuff that I saw. I did some pen and ink sketches as well that I'll post later. Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Years!

I only have a bunch of unfinished drawings because the holidays have been absolutely insane! But here is a video of my family's New Year's tradition. We cut a hole in the ice and get dipped into it. We go in our sauna first, of course :)

New Years Polar Bear Jump