Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Doodle

Here is a special little holiday-themed drawing of Nessa and Aidan. I hope you all have a very happy holiday and new year! Thank you for following my blog.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Here is my contribution to this week's "What the Doodle?" exercise on the Creative Juices blog. The word was RECOMBINED.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Roommate Caricatures

I don't very often attempt to draw cartoons, but a couple years ago I lived with a group of people so interesting and different that I could not resist the temptation to try to capture them in caricatures. I just dug this up from my old forgotten computer files last night.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thorne Munny

I went out and bought one of those blank Munny Dolls to paint - something I've always wanted to try but I never got around to it. After some thought about what to do with it the answer was pretty obvious. I painted it in the image of Mr. Thorne, a character from Wooden Rose. I am quite happy with the result. It's pretty fun to have a toy figurine of your own character.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Aidan Thorne

A second attempt at painting Mr. Thorne from Wooden Rose. I am much happier with the outcome this time.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


My friends and I decided to all dress up as Batman villains for Halloween this year. We then found out that the Boston comic-con was the weekend before Halloween and the coincidence was just too perfect to pass up. So here we all are dressed up and ready to head off to the con. And we were indeed very popular there. That's me on the far left dressed up as Harley Quinn, followed by Poison Ivy, Riddler, Cat Woman, and Scarecrow.

We all designed and put our costumes together ourselves. I found some of the parts for mine separately, but I made a few of the details myself such as the hat, which I could not find any where. It was the first time I have put so much cost and effort into a costume and it was worth it.

Friday, October 2, 2009

WTD: Pelagic

I learned a new word for this week's WTD on Creative Juices. The word was "pelagic", which means "of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea". What a perfect excuse to draw mermaids! :)

Friday, September 18, 2009


The word for this week's What the Doodle? on Creative Juices was TRACE. Here is my interpretation.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nimbus Cumulon

This is a concept illustration and background art that I created at FableVision for the web game which is part of Generation Cures.

Friday, August 28, 2009


I participated in this week's What The Doodle? (WTD?) for FableVision's Creative Juices blog. The word of the week was "extinguishable". I painted this little smoke spirit in photoshop, inspired by incense and Buddha.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kimono Doodle

For a while now I've been wanting to connect with my roots and try my hand at a more Japanese style of illustration. I finally got around to my first experiment with this little photoshop doodle.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


It's been way too long since I've touched my brushes and paint so I recently decided to revisit them. I used brown ink and watercolors to paint this, inspired by art nouveau and the Wooden Rose themes. I plan to donate it to the Paper Girl Northampton Project.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mr. Thorne

Mr. Thorne from Wooden Rose. This time I decided to post both the initial pencil sketch and finished painting to give you an idea of my process.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Doctor Who

A portrait drawn in pencil of David Tennant as Doctor Who, which I drew for a friend.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I decided to try and illustrate this week's Illustration Friday topic : "unfold". It's a quick sketch I did from a still life I set up for myself.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Last Unicorn

The animated film "The Last Unicorn" by Rankin Bass Studios, based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle.

I absolutely LOVED this movie as a child. I recently revisited it and realized that my feelings have not changed at all. It is a beautiful film.
Years later I can appreciate it in a way I couldn't before. I now have experience designing backgrounds for animation
so I take much more notice of background art than I used to. The backgrounds in this film are stunning, especially the forest scenes.
It gives me new inspiration for my own work.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shop Window

I created this to be a full-page frame for my comic, but a few days later I decided I did not like it enough. At least I can still display it here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rocker Elf

I did this one a while ago. Thought it would be fun to imagine a rock star in a fantasy lord of the rings kind of world.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pretty Dess

I absolutely love the bustle fashions of the late 19th century, however odd they may be, and I try to put it to good use in my comic. This is a sneak peek from the page I just finished, where I designed this lovely red dress for Nessa to wear. Now if only I could make a real one for myself...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I thought it might be fun to try to paint more realistic portraits of all my characters - to imagine what they might look like in real life. Yesterday I started with Nessa.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Found this old thing hanging around my computer.
"Kitsune" is Japanese for "fox". It was inspired by those Japanese folk tales about the foxes that go around masquerading as beautiful women and tricking young men into marrying them.

Thursday, May 14, 2009