Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas workflow

A few days before I left for home, my dad called me and proposed that I illustrate a 14-page book he wrote for my sister's Christmas present. I don't think either of us realized how much time I was going to spend on it or how much detail I would put in, but I accepted anyway. 60 hours later and here's the back cover image to The Butterfly and the Ants:

I've never worked so much during a Christmas break as I have this year. I've been doing artwork everyday up until yesterday, it being Christmas Eve. I'll post more pages up next time around.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Final Projex December 2011

Its Finals week. Am I worried? Pffffff, no. Cuz I just did all but one of my finals already.

Saturday at noon, finished this for my photography class. (Don't worry, its funny, not artsy).

Totally just goofed around. I know its not professional, but I'm not a photographer.

6:45 this morning and I just spent the last 9 hours or so with my little energy drink buddy and this fatty:

Essentially an assignment to illustrate a scene from this dumb story:

Had to be 15" at least in each dimension, so I went 18"x24" with charcoal. Not the greatest job with values, but hey, its done. Time for bed.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Fresh out of the sketchbook, its RoboSanta! I usually don't spend so much time on something in my sketchbook, but 'tis the season.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Projects

Finals are coming up, so to prepare for all the projects I have for classes, I've taken up a couple of outside of class jobs to work on. The main ones are

1) Video game concept art (I signed a non-disclosure agreement to not talk about it, but I think I can post some rejected artwork that I made already)

2) A comic strip panel. This ones kinda different - its the first time I've collaborated with anyone to create comics where they write the material and all I do is illustrate it. Most of the jokes are history-oriented or are wordplay puns. Here's a taste of what's coming.
Yup. The illustrations are alot of fun to do, I like working in black and white with simple cartoons, and so far I've been given quite a bit of artistic leeway. Again, the jokes aren't mine. Just the drawings.

3) My personal comic strip. Now this is a plan that I've been wanting to put into action for years but never got started on until a few months ago. Its still not even off the ground yet, I've only done 7 strips (they take a while to do because I want them to look good) and I've written about 15 so far, though I haven't decided on any character names or even a name for the strip. Still working out a website for it as well. Here's a sample:

It'll be a progressive thing following a main character through an ongoing story line. That's the plan anyway.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Me (part 2)

The follow-up to part 1:
This was an assignment in a drawing class to draw a self portrait in pencil. I've never had less fun staring in a mirror before, but it turned out pretty good.

Over the last year I used photoshopped portraits on facebook for my profile pictures. They included Iron Man, Scott Pilgrim, and a lumberjack. Not the most polished thing, but it was fun.

This next one was actually done last month by a friend - Kimberly Bennett - who is also in the illustration program with me and is currently teaching me how to do caricature art. She did the linework and I colored it later in photoshop.

More updated work coming soon.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Me (part 1)

Here are some of the portraits of me that have come and gone. This first one is from fall 2007. It was originally part of a failed webcomic I was planning to do with Garrett Markle.

This one I drew Winter 2009 while I was serving as an LDS missionary. I used it for Christmas cards.
This is from Fall 2010. It was part of a video contest to advertise meal plans for my university.

Here's the video (starring myself and Andrew Snow as Meal Plan Man):

(To be continued...)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Sketches

I feel pretty terrible... I haven't done any sketchbook work all weekend. I drew this after a trip to the Haunted Forest in American Fork and I really felt like just getting some creepy stuff out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Go Pumas Go

So this was an assignment for a class where I had to do some sequential art. They gave us a couple of options for stories and I chose one that came from an episode of 1000 ways to die where a conniving cheerleader is trampled by a football team. My personal goal was to tell the tale sans any dialogue.

And then after I had done all of this in photoshop, I had to actually draw it all out and paint it on two 11x17 boards. Pain in the butt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Brian Fellows

I haven't watched it too much, but 30 rock is pretty funny. I did a caricature sketch of Tracy Morgan the other day and it looked so good, I made it fancy.

He used to do this bit on SNL, it was one of my favorites:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


So a week back from last Saturday I went to the zoo with a sketchbook group. I was there for more than two hours, but I didn't draw anything (I was too busy taking pictures). My greatest regret from that was not getting any sketches of the gorillas, so when I got home I spent from about 5 in the afternoon to 11:30 at night just drawing gorillas (and watching Labyrinth).

Monday, October 17, 2011


Had a a sorta craving to watch the Never Ending Story - luckily, the whole movie is on youtube in 9 parts. I didn't even get past the first few minutes when I remembered what a catchy theme song was in there, so I looked up just the theme and found the music video... I didn't even know there was one, and the reason is probably because its garbage. The real shocker though, is that the theme song's voice is a MAN'S. For years, I could have sworn it was a woman's.
Just to save you a second, here's the video:

I oughta do some fanwork from that movie, there are some pretty sick puppets in there.

This weekend I went to a caricature workshop run by my friend Kim, who's been doing caricatures for some 4 years now (and in popular theme parks). Aside from getting drawn by several people, I was able to turn out a few good ones

Here's one of Kim.
I'll probably post some more in the future.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Frugal Beavers

This is a banner I made for a friends' website: Its one a them couponing sites to help people save money. Why the beavers? Because the family's last name is Beavers.

Friday, September 30, 2011


First post, I won't say much. I'll let my image do that for me.
Why are zombies so popular? Cuz they're so much fun to draw.