Wednesday, September 24, 2008

IF- Clique

Here's this week's Illustration Friday topic, Clique.

In this picture, we have Zoe, Carissa, Natanya, Heather Herman, and Helloise Herman, who is showing appropriate class in fending off her table of girls from the onslaught of Jesse and his beloved frog of the week, Hoppy.

On Carissa's shirt you can see a Pollywog, the star of an awesome video about Pollywogs, from Barenaked Ladies of Canada. That.. i made.

Monday, September 15, 2008

IF- Island


"uh... hi."


"I'm... fine. can I... help you?"

In plenty of time this week, here is "Island" for Illustration Friday.

I'd say my obsession with Magnum P.I. is fairly healthy. I mostly love it so much because it reminds me of my childhood, and now, of sitting drawing watching endless episodes with my family.

So here we have Jesse the Majordomo, Billy Lampwick as the beefy helicopter pilot, Scooter the dog reflecting as the lads, little Phoebe the manager of the King Kamehameha club, and Bezeus, going without his glasses, as our man in the shorts. Going without his glasses, he's operating about as blind as Magnum usually does anyway.

I've also included the original scan, for comparison.

Pencils and Ink at House of Gerdes, Scan and P-Shop work at Oink.
Photos from Flickr and This place.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

IF- Clutter

This is about 30 seconds after coming in the door, home from school.

6 year old. instant cluttermaker.

Monday, September 8, 2008


I met the amazing illustrator Kelly Light while spending time in Barenaked land this spring, and she's inspired me and taught me a lot of things through only a few months of knowing eachother. She drew the guys for a contest they had off of Snacktime, so this is my tribute to her.


Friday, September 5, 2008


My mom is a teacher, and asked me to create a sign for the wall outside her classroom door, so everyone would know the names of the teachers of that class. Instead of just having plain shirts on the kids, i opted for original designs, so i could get a little practice in on product design. I sketched the kids out on paper, and then scanned it in and inked and colored it in Photoshop. I also did all the little design stuff like the t-shirts and the lunch box and stuff all in photoshop.

Here is the final product:

and a detail piece, showing the t-shirts and lunchbox.


It's my favorite time of year, folks! STAND-UP WEEK on The Discovery Channel!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

IF- Memories

Right under the wire, here's Memories for Illustration Friday.