Monday, November 2, 2009


This is my submission, for the Purrcasso Charity Art Auction benefitting the Berkeley Humane society. I'll be updating this post later with a frame - free image. It will be for sale on Saturday! For more information, Go here!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

real paint - TYE 2

I figured I should actually post this since I actually made an attempt to paint it with real live paint. I had to use an old set of gouache I had from years ago which has long since dried out. I'm not sure I totally love this piece now, but I tried.

WIP - new technique

I'm trying some new painting techniques. This is a quick sketch I did yesterday that I think I'll keep working on - maybe make it into something.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Doodle Sunday

With the husband out of town at an ultimate tournament, I had plenty of time to doodle gross-looking things, thereby ensuring that I felt at least slightly productive.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New background!

Aaah, bricks. Bricks bricks bricks bricks bricks. And... more grass!!! I think I spend more time painting grass than anyone.

self portrait # 7778

Aaaah yes. The self portrait. One of the advantages of the virtual world is that it provides many opportunities for profile pictures - and therefore, a socially sanctioned reason to draw self portraits.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I find there's often a sort of magic that happens in a sketch that's really hard to translate into vector art, no matter how hard I try. I just had to post this mermaid I drew last week, before it was vectorized.

Work Stuff!

Here are a couple of backgrounds I made for our lovely app Greenspot. Coming to Facebook soon!

Terrible Yellow Eyes Unfinished

This is another piece I made for TYE that I was going to paint but never did, and I'm okay with that. It's the alley behind my apartment.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

This is the kind of stuff I do at work. These are some color studies I did for a WonderHill header. We ended up going in a different direction... more of a happy town than an esoteric hill.

Welcome to the welcoming land.

This is WonderHill - the 'happy town' direction we settled on.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

uncomfortable sketchiness

You might notice that all of my characters look sad or uncomfortable. I think this is because all day at work, I draw cute, happy, unquestioning animals and landscapes. I need an outlet for the dark side.
I was looking at depression era photography when I drew this woman.

This is my contribution to Terrible Yellow Eyes, a site created by Cory Godbey, to celebrate Maurice Sendak and his book Where the Wild Things Are. I really appreciate the opportunity this gives me to show him how important his work has been in my life.