Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Book Time!

For Christmas, I went to New York and visited Books of Wonder. Books of Wonder is probably one of my favorite stores of all time; it's a real treat to visit as an illustrator or a fan of children's books. I came back with really cool books (some of them signed). Tove Jansson is one of my favorite children's writers and illustrators, and I lived off of her books as a kid. She is whimsical and very Scandinavian, which is a nice change from some copycat American books. Books of Wonder had two of her children's books, so I had to buy them.

I don't know if you can tell, but I'm wearing a paper Christmas crown

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Good Morning

I wasn't sure which coffee I liked best, so I put them all up.

Amber Sketch

Messing around with more portrait sketches. Sorry Amber.

Unsavory Portraits

These are quick sketches that I scribbled into digitally. Sorry to Schuyler and Jai (especially Schuyler). I just loved that greenish skintone so I kept it. . .

Friday, November 4, 2011

Boar Gamer: Day 1

So I heard about this thing today where illustrators design 30 characters- one for every day in November. I'm a little behind, but I'll hopefully have 4 done by the end of today. This is my first one; sometimes, when I'm having trouble coming up with a character design, I start by drawing an animal doing whatever I want my character to be doing, then fit a person into that body shape and facial structure. It's a lot of fun, and it goes by really fast.

Backs of Heads

I know you're not supposed to sketch backs of heads, but that seems to be all I can get lately. People are so skittish. I must look like I'm up to no good or something.

Belated Happy Halloween!

Here's a witch

And some old man pumpkins

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scary Movie

I think I should've just stopped at the first sketch . . .

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prince Preview

Since I'm at work and can only really work on my computer, I end up messing around with Illustrator. This is a preview of a project to come.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snacktime for Bear

Cartoony stuff isn't really my style, but I'm taking a cartooning class this quarter, so I'm trying it out anyways. There's something kind of fun about doing children's market styling with a dark twist.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Horse and Chicken

It's really feeling like fall outside now, so I thought I'd do a quick little sketch using some fall colors. This time I worked warm to cool, when usually I do the reverse.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vet Office

I'm still going to make a lot of changes, but I had a lot of fun working on this.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Yellow Lab Comission

Awhile ago, I did a series of a bunch of paintings for Tufts Vet School. They've been hanging in their cafeteria for about a year, and occasionally I'll get emails asking for animal portraits from people who visited. A woman emailed me, interested in hiring me to do a painting of a yellow lab for her daughter's birthday. She told me her favorite colors were pink and purple, and it was super last minute, so I did the best I could with the time I was given. (That's my lovely boyfriend in the background holding it).

Vet Office in Progress

Can you tell which part I had reference for so far?

Thursday, August 11, 2011


This summer, I've been working on non-art related things, so I haven't gotten the chance to draw or paint.
I was going through painting withdrawal, so lately I've been working on this big landscape painting to get it all out of my system.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bantha Swamp Logo

I made a little logo for my friends' place, which they call Bantha Swamp (after the Star Wars creature).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blog Header

Just wanted to let you know I changed my banner. . .

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Swamp Bears

A quick little painting I did from a hike.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Foxhunt Finished

The rabbit's kind of hard to see, but I wanted him to be hidden. From the foxes anyway. Tricky.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011


I've been going on a lot of hikes lately. Since I love doing nature-based illustrations, I have tons of new source material and stories. Hopefully there will be a nice series out of these walks. More to come soon!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011


I made orange juice this weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


My first draft of a red onion.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thumbelina (WIP)

This was my retelling of Thumbelina. It's now more finished than this picture, but I'm not completely satisfied.


I did a valentine for my boyfriend and this is the end product. It's supposed to be super tacky.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pearl Again

Pearl is my pet rabbit, and coincidentally probably the cutest, fluffiest, stereotypical bunny on this planet.