Friday, December 31, 2010


Well, I sort of fell off the wagon during the holidays, but I was still making art every day!  Alas, I think I've come to the realization that the art every day is frickin' tough.  As 2010 comes to a close, I'll definitely try to stay active and post new work and such, but I'm not going to kill myself to post every day.

I have some new goals - more finished pieces, finishing up my portfolio and shopping it around, getting the workshops at Big Umbrella going, plus I have a show in March and June to work towards. 

I'm also trying to get more guides up on the Monkey + Seal site (free and paid), and I'm also working on building up the Monkey + Seal website so it's bigger and better. 

Anyway, I've actually sort of settled on a style for my digital illustration work (I never thought anything remotely close would actually happen), and so here are the pieces (some updated a bit from their original postings here) that are currently in consideration for a portfolio.  I'm hoping to get another 10-20 pieces so I can narrow it down to a nice strong 12-15 or so. 

Have a great 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Winter wasteland - quick sketch concept art for The Locust Feeders


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12/07 - 12/13

 Another art dump, since I've been too swamped with Bazaar Bizarre (which went fabulously, I might add) to really post.  Here it goes.

This is for a M+S blog post about having realistic expectations. We don't have to finish first to still be a winner.

"The Woodcutter's Remorse"

 Another fuggin' creepster.

 Above 2 sheets are sketches for an upcoming Monkey story.

I did this quick paint for a friend's birthday present.  Strongly based off a really good photo ref.

Pretty much finished "Horror in the Alley" piece.  Might keep tweaking it, but overall, I'm pretty happy. 

Monday, December 6, 2010


Last post-it, I swear. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010


So tired, this (Again) is all I could come up with today.  However, I am pretty happy about the idea of fitting large monster faces to a fixed size.  Gonna try some new stuff out with some cut wood soon...

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Post-it note on my 15 min. break at work.  Sharpie, ball point pen, red sharpie, and green highlighter.  Score.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Found half a peacock-colored placecard in my apt, so I drew with what I had on me.  White and black ink. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Gads, I've been so wrapped up in painting I completely forgot to upload stuff. Guh.  Anyway, here's all the stuff I've been working on the past 10 days.
 This was done for the Monkey + Seal blog.  I am vegan, after all., but Tofurky is pretty damn tasty.

These next few pieces are new paintings I"ll be showing at the Chillin Productions Holiday show and at Big Umbrella's group show on December 9th.

Last but not least, these are digitally inked line drawings for the Monkey + Seal 2010 holiday cards.  I'm working on getting the final card colored and to the press so hopefully we can sell them at the Bazaar Bizarre Holiday Show on the 11th and 12th at Fort Mason.  

The drawings below will be digitally moved around, resized, colored, and etc. all before it goes to press.  Yay!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Another collab with Eve!  Colorings to come!


Collaboration with Eve!  Yay!  The theme was "flight."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010


For Monkey + Seal.  Digital and pencil.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Work in Progress of a new acrylic painting on canvas.  Not sure if I want to have a pattern on the background, of if I just want it a darker shade of red. 


This was done on a pre-cut wood panel I found at SCRAP.  I'm really into making monsters out of shapes that I didn't come up with myself.  The hat was a bit obvious, but I used the woodgrain as inspiration for the eyes and mouth. 

Acrylic on wooden board.  ~11"x17"


Another new piece.  I'm really digging the dude's weird forehead blisters or whatever they are.  Acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14"


Quick warm-up piece that I really like.  Acrylic on acrylic paper, 9" x 20."


So yes, I technically haven't been posting daily, but I have been making art daily.  When I do traditional work, I feel like there's this big internal block around actually photographing the art and posting it online.  Hopefully after doing some cleaning of the studio it'll be easier.

One of many pieces I'm working on..I think I finally found a style that really feels like me and that I'm happy with.  Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Finish of my new portfolio piece, titled "Dr. Madness."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Miyamoto Musashi sketch for Monkey + Seal's blog post about figuring out that "Invincible is just a word."

Monday, November 8, 2010


Quick (~5 min) sketch of Hinata.  Although I personally don't like to do fan art (or crappy fan art, at that), sometimes the only inspiration is a little keychain character.  What else are you gonna do?


Done for the Monkey + Seal post about taking breaks.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


A quick sketch of a concept for a new t-shirt.

Friday, November 5, 2010


"Nightmare Planter" - Digital.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


For the Monkey + Seal blog post about following your dreams, here's a little quick Seal-being-awesome picture.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I hope you voted today, even if you weren't as happy about some of the candidates as I was.