Monday, May 25, 2009

Rock Poster

Got a call yesterday that I can do anything I want for the poster as long as it's for a rock show and has the information they need on it and gets done ASAP. So I scribbled up this girl and got to try out some new brushes in the inking and play around with lettering and adding color. Really quite happy with it, and super fun too! These are getting printed as posters and put all over Santa Cruz this week.

Here's another piece I did recently as well, based on some vintage cartoons my client liked. I think the end result was very whimsical, and I like how my hand-lettering turned out too.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Kitty Sketches

I'm thinking about doing a children's project with kitties, so I've been doing lots of sketches of the ones I have around here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Persona 3 Girls

I've been geeking out over the video game "Persona 3" lately. It's a Japanese fighting game/role playing dating sim where you get engaged in going to school, building up your friendships, developing your traits, and hitting on girls, then you go into the Dark Hour at midnight and fight monsters. Everything about it is so well designed. So the other day while sketching, I drew a bunch of the characaters, and then I had to ink them. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 03, 2009


I finished the cover for Weird Fishes! It took me several weeks to get to this image, after several attempts and lots of planning and sketching. I had to consider how to convey the story in the book with one image, along with the style of art that you'd see inside, along with using color in a compelling way along with an image that would draw in the reader. I think this one does all of that pretty well...

Here are two earlier attempts at the cover. The first one became too labored and not interesting enough, while the second one not well-enough planned to be the cover of the book. I like the second one quite a bit and hope to do some small postcards or something!

Also, I did a portfolio over at Krop that I really like!