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!