Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Here's a big project from over the summer. I never got a decent photo of it and these just don't do it justice. It's pencil on bristol, about 10"x14", and took about 50 hours to complete over two weeks.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The end of another moleskin.

 I just finished out a sketchbook ( fell apart), so here are a few sketches. I have lots of new things and a big personal project I hope to post more on soon.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I got to visit the Albuquerque Zoo this last weekend. Best. Zoo. Ever. It was a great day for sketching. Here are a few. One or two of these may be from the San Diego Zoo...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Three more from Head Painting

All of these are oil on canvas done in under three hours.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

A World of Keflings

I had the pleasure of being the lead artist on this game until I went on maternity leave. It was a joy to work on. It would fill my thoughts during the day and sometimes keep me awake at night mulling over ideas.

It was announced today that World of Keflings will be released on Dec. 22nd for XBox Live Arcade. To celebrate the news, here is some promo art I recently did for the game. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A good reason. :)

This is the little project I spoke of earlier (no, not the painting). Our sweet little daughter was born early in February. Labor went fantastically until it was nearly time to deliver when we had a that's-no-spacestation-that's-a-moon moment. She was coming bottom first! So eight hours of labor ended with a c-section. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again, so have some art!

This is a speedpaint of my beautiful little gal. Done in Painter IX during a couple naptimes.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Princess and the what?

Please excuse my extended absence. I've had a little project keeping me very busy. :)

This is my final from Sam Nielson's Painter class. Done in...well...Painter.

Friday, April 03, 2009

More Head Painting

Here are a few more paintings from 450r. These are all studies done under 3 hrs. in oil.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Head Painting

I'm taking "painting the human head" to improve my knowledge of the face and color theory. I feel like I've improved alot already. The one at the top is the oldest and the bottom the newest. These are all oil on canvas board.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Game-in-a-Day Concept

About once a year NinjaBee does "game-in-a-day" where we start with an idea in the morning and try to have a playable game by the end of the day. You can read more at .
This is a piece of environment concept art I did for GID.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More gestures...

More gestures from this semester. Brush pen and prismacolor marker. Time spent: Between 2-10 min. (And the cigarette in the first one...not my fault...)

Okay, so this last one needs a little explanation. My husband pressured me into posting it because he thinks it "cool". It was really just an exercise in "creative" exaggeration. I think it's just....weird. 'Nuff said.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I absolutely loath doing self portraits, so I've been resisting posting this up until now, but I wanted to post something a little more technical.
This was for character design with the purpose of understanding the planes of the face.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Character Design-Emulation

This week's assignment was emulation. The task was to pick three artists and draw an original character in their style.This first one is in the style of Claire Wendling. What a challenge.

This one is in the style of Feng Zhu. I went a little too dynamic on the pose.

The third one is James Christensen, but I'm still working on that one. Too....much....detail!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A little more illustrated

A simple painting I did earlier this semester for our senior film.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gestures! Finally!

I was finally able to get decent photos of a few gestures from this semester. All the gestures in this first image are Conté crayon. The rest are all brush pen (with a little 50% gray marker). I'm really enjoying this brush pen. These range anywhere from 2-5 minutes.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Another Viking

I took the viking from the last post and made him a little more non-stereotypical.
I'm hoping I can start posting concept art from work soon. I also need to find a good way to photograph gestures from gesture drawing.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Our latest assignment from character design involved heroes and villains. Here is my stereotypical hero and non-stereotypical heroine. Villains to come in a later post.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Phishy Phishy

A sketch and caricature of Michael Phelps for Ryan's character design class.