Sunday, November 22, 2009

Work In Progress

Here's where I am at so far on this illustration. I like the look of the sketch and final lines combined. Hopefully I will find time this week to finish, but because of Thanksgiving I will be away from my computer for several days.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

revisiting an old piece

It's amazing how much better one's skills increase in a matter of years. To put this to the test, I took an old illustration I did and am revisiting it. Above is my new sketch off an old illustration seen bellow. I am finalizing it in Photoshop and trying to get it really polished up. Check back soon for the final image.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

memory sketch

Catherine and I saw this guy on the bus Saturday morning before the sketchcrawl. What a character! I could only get a quick glimpse at a time without cracking up. Though I think he did catch me giggling. This is a quick memory sketch.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Old Fashion Kind of Girl

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! I know I did. This year Catherine and I dressed as flappers, something we have always wanted to do! I just LOVE the roaring 1920's! I have always felt drawn to that decade with the fun flapper dresses, Charlie Chaplin, and great music from such artists as Annette Hanshaw.

Monday, October 12, 2009

budding artist!

A young artist, Cristina, contacted me asking permission to post some drawings based off some I did on this blog a while ago. You can also see some sketches based off Darryl Young's art as well. ;) Check it out!-

Project Doodle

As far as my own art, I really miss drawing for myself! I've been super busy and have not found too much time for my own art. Hopefully I'll be able to make time soon and start getting back to regular posting. :)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

quick train sketch

I never draw in INK!

Fast sloppy doodle. But I like it's quickness in capturing this morning commuter's exhaustion. Esp. the eyes. ;)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Walt Stanchfield

I took video of the entire Walt Stanchfield panel at Comic-Con a few weeks ago, but can not seem to open it in After Effects to render out smaller for youtube. It's an AVI file that I can open and watch on my computer but haven't had time to figure out how to get it online. The file just won't let me open it in any other program.... Please keep checking back to see if I get it up. (think my roommate might be able to help out!)

In the meantime, here's an article about the panel from the Animation Magazine:

Comic-Con Report: An Aspiring Tribute to Walt Stanchfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The many expressions of David Tennant

It's kinda late and I'm tired. So I can't think of anything too thoughtful to write right now. All I can say is that I love watching people's expressions when they are talking, or listening, or thinking, or whatever. The more passionate and expressive a person is, the more I tend to like them. Because of this, I love watching David Tennant as The Doctor in Dr. Who. He is so passionate about life and delivers very expressive acting. Here are some pics we took at the Dr. Who panel Sunday. Just look at all those expressions! I love it! I am really going to miss him when he leaves. :( But at the same time, I'm really looking forward to seeing him take on new roles. I can't wait to see him as Hamlet! :D

Comic-Con 2009

Comic-Con was great as usual! Meeting Glen Keane was the highlight of the trip! He was on an awesome panel with other great Disney animators talking about Walt Stanchfield. I recorded the entire panel. Check back next week for photos and the video. :)

Oh, and this was the other highlight:

David Tennant is a brilliant actor! He's finishing his role as Dr. Who and is currently playing Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company. We took like a million photos of him to capture his full range of expressions. I will post more later.

I have TONS of pics from the con- went through 4 SD cards! Look for a good amount on my Facebook photos. I'll be slowly adding them throughout the week.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

tell mom what?

i took this pic near calabash a few months ago & really like the mysteriousness of it

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Go to the Art Institute!

In case you have somehow missed all the advertisements- the Art Institute is FREE until the 22nd for the opening of the new modern wing. (it wasn't even nearly as crowded as we thought it would be!) If you missed it today, you should really go check it! I'm not exactly a big fan of modern art, but they do have some nice stuff there. (just skip the freaky clown video!)

One of the best treasures at the museum right now is in the basement. There is a Bill Peet exhibit featuring his illustrations and some photos of storyboards from Sword and The Stone. This exhibit ends the 24th! So go see it NOW! We're going two more times before it ends and we picked up his illustrated autobiography. Here's a link to the exhibit:

Okay, I think I gave you enough reasons to go to the Art Institute! ;) Go and ENJOY! :D

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sita Sings The Blues online now!

I just posted this on the Chicago Women In Animation blog, but figured I'd re-post it here:

For anyone who missed Nina Paley's feature film, Sita Sings the Blues, you can now watch it online! This is a fantastic film! If you haven't seen it, please check it out here: WATCH SITA SINGS THE BLUES!



Saturday, February 21, 2009


It's so hard to draw when you're under the weather. :S But I had to create something!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Flame & Tears

flame- is kind of off the pink flame I did before

tears- i wanted to do something opposite of the flame. very drippy. drip, drip....