Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Off to Serve A Mission

I'm off to serve an 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I won't be online during that time, so no new art will be updated until I return. I have a lot of things planned for my return, including returning to animation. But until then, I'm going to happily serve as a missionary for the LDS church.
I wanted to thank you all for supporting me in my artistic endeavors. I really appreciate all the feedback and critique I receive.
I will see you all in 2012!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Random bits of color

I feel like I don't finalize pieces enough. I have so much fun sketching out the emotions and expressions of characters that I sometimes stiffen up and lose all that character in the clean up process.
Here are two pieces that I splashed some color on. The first was a pencil sketch that I inked and colored in PS. To me, it seems pretty lifeless. The gesture was lost and there isn't much fun to the character or story anymore. The second sketch was a pencil sketch that I colored in PS without trying to ink it. I'm liking that one much better.
I'll work on keeping story in the clean up process.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Best Camel

Tonight I wanted to draw the best camel.
His name is Bat and he is a crash test camel. His boss is the one with the goatee.
This is a bird flying a hang glider. He can fly himself but he doesn't think his wings are good enough.
It is a metaphor for life.

Also I drew these during church.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sketchins Cont.

My best friend Chelsea is on her mission for the LDS church, so we write each other every week. Each letter includes a drawing. I drew this for her in a recent letter.

Various sketches

Monsters for Halloween

60 second animal and human gestures.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Various Sketchin'

Trying out new coloring and sketching techniques.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

And then there was a car accident.
R.I.P., Eve. You were a good car.

Hannah was supposed to be Near and I was supposed to be L, both characters from Death Note. It...didn't turn out. Stephanie kicked our trash all over the place when she emerged as a cat from the musical "Cats". Her costume rocked.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Of dinosaurs and weasels

Sketches and just-for-fun work that have popped up on my computer and in my sketchbook recently.

I recently received my mission call to Farmington, New Mexico. I'll be teaching the Navajo Native Americans, which is an exceptional honor for me. I drew myself in Native American garb to celebrate. My friend Hannah Stebar and I also started watching a series called Into The West, which explains the history of the American West and the Native Americans. Fantastic show, I highly recommend it.
My friend Chelsea entered the MTC! It was bittersweet; I'll miss her but she'll do great as a missionary.

A barred owl I drew for my friend Riley.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


It's been far too long since I've updated, so here are some sketches and stuff I've been working on.
I drew me.

I then drew the Japanese actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama.
Ponyo's my favorite.
My friend Chelsea and I frequently give each other emulation challenges. She challenged me to draw our animal critters and characters in the style of the movie Brendan and the Secret of Kells.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gesture Drawing

I heard about a drawing a website called Harmony and decided to try it out. With the help of Posemaniac's great 30-second random pose viewer, I experimented with Harmony and sketched some gestures.

Sketchbook stuff coming soon!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jaguars! Wolves! Hot Air Balloons!

I've been practicing digital painting. Sketches and more coming soon!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beat Boards

The final for Advanced Storyboarding was to create 5 beat boards for a live action film. Ryan gave us a script to work off of. The plot involved dead bats, black magic, and a zombie. Fun stuff, to be sure.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Here are some dragon designs for a 2D animated short I'm going to start here soon. The story is about an aristocrat who's constantly being beat in competitions by his neighbor. A dog show is coming up, so our hero decides to order a pampered pooch in an effort to finally beat his next door nemesis. Instead, he gets a baby dragon.
This first set of sketches here are explorations on different head shapes and attitudes.
This guy was my final for a while until...
this guy showed up. Thanks to my dear friend Anthony Holden for tips on making his grin more mischievous.

More to come!

Monday, March 15, 2010


With our senior film up and kickin', it's been really busy. I haven't updated for a while, so I'll quickly post these sketches.

These dogs were some quick concepts for the mutt that will be in our film 'Butchered Meats'.