Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This was some logo artwork I did for the band Blood Buddies, two rockin' ladies out of Los Angeles. I had to buy a third set of nibs for my quill pen for this because I took such terrible care of my last sets. I WILL NEVER LEARN.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So sometimes I like to pretend that I am a mature adult and thus I do not have time for such things like young adult novels. This, of course, is totally a lie. I fucking love young adult novels! And when my sister let me borrow her Hunger Games trilogy it pretty much consumed my life for a full weekend.

They are making a movie of the Hunger Games, to be released in 2012, and I have pretty mixed feelings about the girl they chose to play Katniss. So before the movie came out I wanted to be sure and draw this because even if I hate the movie I know that it will nevertheless affect my Katniss, the one in my head. So here she is, preserved forever.

12x16", India ink, acrylic and watercolor
on 140 lb Arches Hot pressed paper.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Whoa girl! Where did all that time go?
I have a bunch of stuff to share once I get around to scanning it. Which, ideally, will be any day now seeing as I quit my job of 4 years. Fear not, I have another job lined up but it wont start for several weeks. Listen, everybody, I know I'm still in the honeymoon phase but so far I really mean it when I say, JOBLESSNESS IS AWESOME. I am getting so. much. shit done! Shazam! It's amazing how much energy you have when you aren't having your soul sucked away by the general public on a daily basis.

In the mean time, here's the final artwork for that Flying Coffin shirt I promised you like eighteen months ago. The shirt is available in three different colors and two long sleeve styles. Snatch it up from the online store!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Oh, hello there. I got this last week. Is it big and ballsy of me to say that I wasn't worried about getting in? I wasn't. It was a pleasant surprise to find out they granted me an entire year of transfer credit. Honestly, I neither asked or expected to receive that. I am, however, on ANXIETY WATCH 2011 for the financial aid package to arrive. I'm paying for this entirely myself and, ooo-eee, would I like some scholarships.

Here's a thumbnail for another Flying Coffin shirt I did. I'll post the final drawing when the fall season is released in a month or two. I finally bought graphite powder for this drawing and god. damn. is it incredible.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Now that my portfolio is done and sent I've been more or less taking it easy, although I still have several commissioned portraits as well as a few personal projects I'm trying to finish. In the mean time, however, I'm trying to do some sketches every day.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Today I put my portfolio in the mail to Art Center. I'm so excited! And so nervous! What if they accept me and give me twelve dollars in scholarships? What if they don't accept me at all? Anyway, here it is. Some of these are repeats of former figure drawings, but I got my fabulous talented sister to help me take photos of them with her fabulous camera, so I thought I'd post a second round.

3 Hour Alla Prima Study, oil

The Lotus Eater, oil on canvas panel

Amy, oil on canvas panel

3 Hour Alla Prima Study, oil

Sabriel from The Abhorsen Trilogy
india ink, acrylic, colored pencil on Fabriano 300lb Hot Press

The Siren, charcoal and graphite on BFK Rives

BONUS PHOTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I'd like to take a moment to make a shout out to all the men from across the globe who have found me by Google image searching "ponytail nudes." These boobs are for you, dudes.

25 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes

3 hours

I've only got one more week of this 5 week intensive left and I'll be sad to be done. My teacher was great and I learned a lot. I hope it shows!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


80 minutes

60 minutes

60 minutes

60 minutes

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I'm taking a figure drawing class on Saturdays from 9:30 to 4:30. I will take some photos soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Slowly, and I mean, slow-ly, drawing in photoshop is coming easier to me.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flying Coffin design

Phew! I was waiting to show this until now. A few months ago I had the privilege of painting a t-shirt design for Flying Coffin. Today the spring line was officially released so I felt I could share the original.

Watch out, it's reeeeal big.

Watercolor and Acrylic on Rives BFK

You can have your very own(!) at Flying Coffin's online store.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I've got a few things coming up soon that I can finally share with you guys, but in the mean time here is another progress shot. I'm working on a few illustrations for my portfolio in addition to my portrait paintings and figure drawings, namely illustrations from Homer's Odyssey. This is the sirens, and forthcoming will be the lotus eaters.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

new projects


The Siren, progress

On Saturday I went to the Normal Rockwell exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum and I am so glad I went. They had every Saturday Evening Post cover he's ever done in chronological order as well as many of his most famous paintings and including one of my favorites, "The Problem We All Live With."

I can't even begin to tell you how much more amazing his paintings are in person. If you find the time, the exhibit is open through the end of May and it's only $9. I can't recommend it enough!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This was a commissioned piece for a friend of their daughter Lu. This is the first finished portrait I've done since I began painting portrait studies every week. This was done partially from live sketches and partially from reference photos. I wasn't sure how that would turn out but in the end I couldn't be more happy with it. And isn't she ADORABLE?? Look at those cheekies!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011