Wednesday, January 28, 2009

IF: climbing; call for help...

I started this as an IF: Climbing illustration, but I really want to get a portfolio going. I really like this and have worked hard to get it to this point, and would like to make this my first official portfolio illustration. So rather than rush thru to get this done by the deadline, I would love to hear any and all comments, suggestions, etc, etc for making this better.

I'll say first that the giants hands still look odd to me, and I am trying to figure a way to put Jack's other arm so it doesn't look like he is waving at the giant (he is supposed to be scared/startled).

So without further ado, critique away! Thanks!!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Read this.

Hopefully an agreement can be reached.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

IF -Pale

All the other robots paled in comparison to Howard's new upgrades!
(Watercolor and colored pencil)

Here I am getting in at the last minute... again. But, hey, it's finished and completely colored! Would love to know what you think!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Today marks the 1 year anniversary of me starting this blog and embarking on the journey toward my goal of illustrating professionally. Thanks to everyone who has visited and left comments of encouragement, praise, critique, etc. I have met a huge amount of wonderful, talented people all over the world that would not have been possible otherwise.

I have set a few goals for this next year:

Get away from the computer - I spend so much time "researching" my drawings, which winds up with me just playing, browsing blogs, watching videos, or daydreaming. I don't have a drawing table in my office (yet), so I am left with the little space in front of my computer. Huge distraction for me. I will be blogging (and visiting) less, and using the limited time I do have to draw. I hope to have a dedicated drawing space soon.

Draw EVERY day - I find it hard to get back into drawing if I haven't done it for a few days, so I am going to dedicate some time each day to just draw. I like how Dani Jones handles her daily drawings by posting them at the end of each week, so I am going to try that.

Practice, practice, practice drawing people - People are my biggest weakness, and one I hope to concentrate on.

Color most of the drawings I do - (back to the practice thing).

Website - I would like to have a portfolio website up by no later than June '09, earlier if possible.

I look forward to what will happen in this new year, and hope that you will tag along. Wish me luck!Link

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

IF - contained

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the IF theme this week was Aladdin, and the line in the movie where the genie talks about being contained in his "ity-bity living space."

As usual, I most likely won't get to color this before time is up, so here is the rough sketch. I am not too happy with the genie's face; looks to much like a kid. I have a few other things I want to fix as well, then I plan to try and color this in Illustrator, as an experiment.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

IF: Resolve

Kelly resolved to make new friends wherever she went.

First illustration of the new year (sort of... since I drew the sketch last year!)

Completely colored in Photoshop. Love to know what you think!