Monday, March 26, 2012



I - R

This assignment is so fun I keep forgetting I'm doing homework. Also, I just realized that I missed Holden Caulfield... he was on my list, but somehow I forgot about him! This is a problem...

The Invisible Man

Jane Eyre

Shere Khan from The Jungle Book

Lancelot from Arthurian Legend (and lots and lots of literature...)

Meursault from The Stranger

Mrs. Norris from Mansfield Park

Ophelia from Hamlet

Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Don Quixote

Romeo from Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, March 24, 2012


The next four literary characters for the ABC assignment!

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

Victor Frankenstein from Frankenstein
(not gonna lie, this one is kind of based off of Benedict Cumberbatch's recent stage version of Frankenstein)

Grendel's Mother from Beowulf


Friday, March 23, 2012

Glen Keane

I haven't really done an "Inspiration" blog post before, but this just felt kind of necessary. Legendary animator Glen Keane, one of my biggest inspirations (and an inspiration for many, many illustrators), is leaving Disney Animation after 38 years. For me, anyway, it officially marks the end of an era that seemed to be coming to a close when Disney turned away from 2D animation in 2004, and that's a sad thing. I just hope that wherever he goes after this he'll continue to contribute to the world of animation.

I thought I'd post a few of his incredible drawings here, so when I scroll through my blog I'll see them and remember the power that a few pencil strokes can have. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the magic of drawing.

Images drawn by Glen Keane. Rapunzel, Beast, and Tarzan © Walt Disney Animation



We have to do an ABC assignment where we illustrate something for each letter of the alphabet. I decided to draw characters from literature. Fun! I drew these in my Moleskine.

Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit

Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Some Drawings

Here are some figure drawings from last semester that I didn't get to scan until now. And some critters. Wooooo.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Break Sketches

So this cool guy named Matt contacted me about commissioning some illustrations for a Young Adult novel he's writing. The story is pretty damn cool-- steampunk Victorian Ireland. I mean seriously, how cool is that? These are some quick sketches I did of the two main characters. I'm going to be doing whole character sheets for them, which I'll post as soon as I'm done!

I also have to apply for some things, work on my website, draw mouths to put on a some shoes for a stop motion animation, color the Momotaro comic, finish an essay, and negotiate a children's book job. This Spring Break isn't going to be much of a break, but that's okay! It's a good kind of busy :)


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tower Bridge

Meh. I'm throwing in the towel on this one. I'm not thrilled with it, but I have to move on if I want to finish anything else.


Friday, March 2, 2012

New Yorker Covers

We had to design two New Yorker-style covers for class. I decided to go with a more graphic approach. Here's what I came up with: