Saturday, July 31, 2010


I just realized I never introduced you all to Alice.

Meet Alice.

Based upon my own redesign of the main character from the original Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland novel, Alice stands at about 8" high and is made from a conglomeration of things.

Look! She even has striped socks and mary jane's!

Alice was a part of John Hendrix's Narrative Sketchbook class. We had to redesign a character from a given list, and after we had created the character, we had to recreate our design out of Sculpey (+various other materials). The trick was, we didn't know ahead of time we would be translating our characters into the third dimension. It was tricky, but fun!

The original character sheet that I made, pre-3D. Essentially my "blueprint."

Also, her arms are opposable! And her little dangly hair curls.

Friday, July 30, 2010


I spontaneously felt like doing a digital painting/sketch today. This is a quickish portrait of the valkyrie Gwendolyn of the game Odin Sphere. (The art for that game is pretty fantastic, by the way. You can check some of it out here.) Normally I start with a line sketch, but for this I focused on blocking out big sections of color instead. I wound up having a lot of fun with this, it got my brain thinking in different ways.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flowers, Lake, and a Groomba

Another spread from my sketchbook. Silly grooms cake ideas and orchids. I think this was also part of an assignment, what foods did I eat over spring break, but I always wanted to eat my food, not draw it... so I usually drew what was on the table, or what I didn't eat.

I have returned from vacation, so here is a photo I took while in Minnesota! There is a beaver dam somewhere back there. I love this lake.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

hello tangles

Another sketchbook spread. Stringy tangly hair is fun to doodle.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

friends and cupcakes

Some more spreads from my sketchbook. Two awesome people from my undergrad studio (plus notes and reflections about studio... and printer hate) and some toxic looking cupcakes.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


A spread from my sketchbook. I love fish!
Going to Canada soon, so I hope to have some sketches from that trip!