Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pride and Prejudice with a Twist

I'm playing with some character designs. Here's Ms. Bennet and Mr. Darcy, inspired by my idea of a "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" game.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spirit Animals

I have a fascination with albino animals - there's something very noble and spiritual about them. This is an image that came to me while reading the manga series Buddha, by Osamu Tezuka.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day & Night

I recently had the privilege of participating in an art anthology with some other very talented artists. The book is both titled and themed "Day & Night", and I submitted these two pieces. They are slightly autobiographical - based on what it feels like to be a single girl by day and night.

The book will be premiering at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco on October 12 - 13.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wild Horses

Hello everyone! I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post. I've been turning my attention more to my tumblr, and my blog has been gathering dust. I'll try to give it more love.

Here's a color study I did recently. It's based on this photo by Brad Styron.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Sacagawea of the Shoshone was the only woman to accompany Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Western United States in 1804 to 1806. Her infant son was four months old when she was chosen to join the expedition with her husband. Only 17 years old herself, Sacagawea served as an interpreter for the group and also gave them some protection. A woman and child traveling with a party of men was a sign of peace to the Native American people. She proved herself to be a valuable member of the team, performed many courageous and heroic tasks, and knew which plants were edible and which aided in healing.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Amelia Earhart

"Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done."

- Amelia Earhart, an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. in 1937 she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to fly around the world.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen of the Iceni people of Eastern England. After the Romans took their land, stripped her, flogged her and raped her daughters, she led a rebellion against them, destroying several cities and armies in the process. Badass.

Friday, March 8, 2013


I sometimes forget how relaxing it is to draw portraits of people - for me anyway. This one of Michael Fassbender took me about 45 minutes.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


There's something very comforting about the moon. It is Earth's best friend - so far away, yet so close. I know it's always going to be there, in my lifetime anyway, a continuous glowing presence in the dark. According to Japanese folklore there is a rabbit in the moon. I enjoy a nice full moon. And this guy is enjoying one as well as he plays a shamisen.

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's a book!

The first copies of Wooden Rose in physical form arrived today!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mayan Mysteries

Here are some scenes that I did for a game at FableVision called Mayan Mysteries, commissioned by Dig-It Games. It was a great project. I've always had a fascination with ancient cultures and art, so recreating the Mayan art style was fun and artistically challenging. I also learned a lot about the Mayans that I never new before. Yes, they really did eat dogs and monkeys.

The first five are scenes for a hidden objects game. I created the backgrounds for them, and the wonderful characters were done by illustrator Ellen Crenshaw. The last two are a couple of Mayan-style murals that I designed, but they never got used. At least I can show them off here :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kickstarter Rewards

The buttons and stickers arrived! These are part of the rewards I offered for my Kickstarter campaign. Now I've got to finish the book itself. Almost there...