Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last Drawing of 2015



This is my last drawing for 2015!

Thanks for a great year and for all the support. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Justice League Family


We did a handful of commissions leading up to Christmas and will be sharing them through the week. Here’s one fun family portrait! Catherine designed this one and I helped with the final.

We are open for more commissions. Please contact us if you’re interested. Thanks!

To see more commissions, please visit our website.

New Business Cards Design


We are updating our business cards for a fresh, new look for the new year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Santa Illustration


Santa Sketch


I hope everyone had a good Christmas! While I didn't have much time for sketching this weekend, I did manage this one.  

You can see a little bit of a handmade quilt my mom made for me under the sketchbook. :)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

iCreate Tiny Treasures





I had mentioned this a few posts ago, but we're officially posting about this tonight! 

We created a second Etsy store for our crafty side! This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, so we’re happy to take the plunge! In our iCreate Tiny Treasures shop, we have pendant necklaces, hand painted items, scarves, and anything else we may come up with! Please check it out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/iCreateTinyTreasures

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Process of Illustrating a Commission






Here's a glimpse at the process of  creating a custom illustration for someone. This one was for a woman named Rosa who sells rivets. She wanted a Rosie the Riveter who had an ethnic resemblance to her and used the colors, logo, and slogan of her company.





Monday, December 14, 2015

Nun Wood Doll



Catherine and I created a second artist etsy shop. Here's a nun wood doll I painted for it. Many more to come once we get through commissions.



Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Etsy Coupon Code!


15% off our Etsy store through the rest of December using this coupon code: HOLIDAYS2015

Rosa the Riveter


Here's a commission I did this week for a woman named Rosa who sells rivets. Rosa the Riveter! I incorporated the company name, logo, colors, and phrase into this piece.

We're open for more commissions starting mid-next week.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Society6 Sale on Home Decor


Society6 is having a home decor sale today with free worldwide shipping! 
These items make unique gifts! I especially love the quality of the pillows. Please check out our store:

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Disney Wedding Portrait


Here's a wedding gift Catherine and I drew for our cousin and her husband. They are big Disney fans, so we wanted to give them a special Disneyesque gift to capture the magic of their special day!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Angel Over Paris


I've been wanting to get something out since the attack last week. What sadness...

Here's a rough sketch to get this idea out. I hope to finish the wings and take it to final illustration soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jiu Jitsu Couple


Here's another commission I did last week of a couple and their fur baby. :)

This might be it for posting commissions for a while...

Hopefully I will get to some personal artwork soon!

We are still open for commissions starting after Thanksgiving. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Monday, November 16, 2015

"Fake it until you become it"


"Fake it until you become it." -Amy Cuddy

Here's a commission someone requested to hang in her office for inspiration.

If you haven't heard Amy Cuddy's TED Talk, please take some time to give it a listen: https://www.ted.com/speakers/amy_cuddy

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Flying Pigs!


I just updated the companion piece to the pink flying pig!

Both were created in Illustrator.



Friday, November 13, 2015

Tree Logo



Catherine and I have been keeping busy with commissions lately. I will be sharing a few through the following week. Here's the first. This was a logo for a client.

We will be open for more commissions starting next week. Please drop us a line if you're interested.

To see more samples, please check out our website:


Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Halloween Photos


I just wanted to share our costumes from this year! 
I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pink Flying Pig


I revisited an old piece and redid it in Adobe Illustrator for practice. I haven't used Illustrator in a little while and am happy to get back into it. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aw Yeah Comics!


Catherine and I were guest artists on a two page comic written by Dave Scheidt in issue #12 of Aw Yeah Comics! It just came out today, so if your local comic store carries this, please go pick up a copy!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sarah's Animation Reel 2015



Shot List:

1. Flying Animation completed in Flash. I designed the character, created the background, rigged, posed, and animated her.

2. Hand drawn animation on a Trix commercial. I did the animation keys and inbetweening on this.

3. Pony animation in Toon Boom Harmony with given puppet rigs and poses off the storyboards.

4. Equestria Girls animated in Toon Boom Harmony. I started with one rigged pose and did the rest of the posing and animation on all characters.

5. Pigs were animated in Toon Boom Harmony. I posed them based off the leica reel and did the camera zoom.

6. Twilight Sparkle animation from key poses in Toon Boom Harmony

7. Smart Max guy animated in Toon Boom Harmony off of poses from the leica reel.

8. Bee is hand drawn assistant animation work. I inbetweened and did cleanup animation

9. Lucky running is cleanup animation work. Another artist and I took the rough hand drawn animation and put it on model.

10. Pigs were animated in Toon Boom Harmony posed and animated from the leica reel.

11. Sonny bird animation is hand drawn animation using the leica reel as a guide for poses.

12. Rabbit animation was hand drawn poses and inbetweens using the leica reel as reference. Another artist did the cleanup on this.

13. Unicorn run animation was done all in flash. This was a personal piece while learning Flash, so I created all elements here.

14. Animation posed and animated in Toon Boom Harmony using the leica reel as a guideline.

15. Cut out animation completed in Toon Boom Harmony. I cut out the pieces from the photos, rigged, and animated her.

16. Ugly Mutt and baby animation was posed and inbetweened all in Flash using the leica reel as a guide.

17. Hand drawn animation on a Trix commercial. I did the animation keys and rough animation on this.

18. Anakin was posed and animated in Toon Boom Harmony. I took the illustrator file and exported his different pieces, rigged, and animated him.

19. The Emperor was posed and animated in Toon Boom Harmony. I took the illustrator file and exported his different pieces, rigged, and animated him.

20. Ugly Mutt animation was posed and inbetweened all in Flash using the leica reel as a guide. (I did all the characters.)

21. Hand drawn penguin animation was posed and animated by me and another animator. We hired two assistants to help on final lines. I scanned and colored them as well.

22. Green creature completed in Flash. I designed the character, rigged her, posed, and animated her.

23. Pony animation in Toon Boom Harmony with given puppet rigs and poses off the storyboards.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Love Yourself! Process of a Digital Art Piece


I thought I would share a peak into my process on this new piece. Here's the line drawing. I made the lines brown originally so that I could later adjust the color if I wanted it more black or a slightly different color.


Next is a step I often skip, but plan on implementing more. This is one of two pages of color studies. (I didn't care for my first page) I liked the idea of making her a more unique color such as blue, but the first color scheme was everyone's favorite when I asked other artists to pick one. It's my favorite too, so I ran with it!


Here's the image colored in with a paper texture I had scanned and layered in.


I used a "clipping mask" to add tone and highlight layers. Afterwards, I flattened the hearts to play around with re-positioning them because I thought that the top left heart was too close to her head, so I moved it to the left and then decided to change a few more of the hearts as well.

I think this is done, but will look at it with a fresh eye tomorrow.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Anniversary Commission


Here is a commission I drew last week based off one of my older illustrations for a very happy couple.