Sunday, December 11, 2011

Basilisk study

My version of a basilisk... a pencil study for a personal project I've been working on.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mysterious Window

A sketch for another portfolio piece in my new style... trying to combine mermaids, Venice, and lovely hair in one piece... all the things I love to draw.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The finished piece

Here is the finished piece from the previous post - it's done with graphite on watercolor paper.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Work in Progress

As you can see, I'm partway through this piece. I'm working on changing my style and I'm really liking it so far... though it's pretty labor intensive.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Another black and white image for the back of a different illustration promo postcard.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Girl and Fish

I'm working on producing new illustration promo postcards... here's a black and white image I'm working on for the back of the card.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Illustration Friday - Scary

It's been a while since I participated in Illustration Friday. Here's a Halloween themed family portrait.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Thief Lord

A work in progress for an illustration class - we are doing YA book covers this week. I chose The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Treasure Island

What I've been up to lately... this is a scene from Treasure Island, done in watercolor with some photoshop. Still needs a bit more refining with the figure in the foreground, I think, but it's getting close to being done.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies...

More bunnies. Should be the last one for a while. This one in regular ol' pencil.

Bunny illustration

Another illustration for the class I'm taking with Craig Orback, done in colored pencil. It was fun to do, but I learned that rendering grass in colored pencil takes FOREVER.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sleepy Bunnies

Some sleepy bunnies for you tonight. This is for a class I'm taking... done in colored pencil with a bit of photoshop thrown in.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Just got some new drawing pencils so I used them to do this sketch of a bellydancer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just Blossoms Soap

This is a project from some time ago that I neglected to post - this image was originally created for another project, but found a second use for Just Blossoms Soap. Below are some images of the illustration in use on the website and products.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wizard Rockers

I have to admit that I do love Wizard Rock, especially Harry and the Potters and The Hermione Crookshanks Experience.

If Harry, Ron, and Hermione formed a band, what would they be called? I need a band name to put on that bass drum.

Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin...

This started as a piece for an Edward Gorey challenge, inspired by the sentence, "Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin." A bit too morbid for my kid-friendly portfolio, though it might work if I replace the passed out drunk with something else... might try a tiger in there.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ursa Minor Coffee Logo

I completed this project a bit ago - a logo and menu design for Ursa Minor Coffee, which is a mobile espresso shop based out of Asheville, NC. I even created my own handwritten font for
this project! The logo, menu, and a smattering of stars were enlarged and attached to the trailer; scroll down for images or check out their Facebook page for more images.

Rapunzel's Haircut

Thursday, June 02, 2011


Trying to combine my love of drawing women's hair with an actual, useful portfolio piece...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More images from a cancelled project

Some more images that will never see publication... too bad, I still quite like these.

Cancelled project

An unavoidable fact in the life of an illustrator: projects will get cancelled. Here are some images from a project that got to the color rough stage before it was scrapped.

Cute Animals

More experimentation with colored pencils; also seeing what animals I can make out of the same peanut shape.

Monday, May 23, 2011


My usual activity when I am stuck and don't know what to draw. Draw heads. Lots of em.

Swimming Girl

Just goofing around with colored pencils.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Enjoy the Ride

Here's another old image for the same card company that I still quite like.

Sad Toast

Goodness it's been forever since I've posted anything. It appears I went into hibernation for the winter. Well, I'm finally back and will attempt to post something on a more regular basis.
Here's an old image for a card company, though I'm not sure if it ever saw the light of day.