Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Happy October everybody! Halloween is my second favorite holiday (closely trailing behind Christmas..very very closely), and it also gets me super inspired artistically. This coupled with my recent absence of art has caused me to do something drastic. 31 days of straight posts. And all of them Halloween-themed. That's right. Starting later today, every day in October I will be posting a new post with a brand spanking new piece of Halloween-themed goodness. I'm calling it 'Cute and Creepy'. So whether it's a sketch, style guide-esque badge, character or icon, every day there will be something new here. Check back later today for the first batch of awesome!

And Happy Halloween!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Freelance Monsters For Hire

Hello! Haven't posted in a while. It's been super busy here with Vinylmation work and a couple of outside jobs as well that I can't really talk about. But here's one recent job that I can talk about!

One of my friends from high school had contacted me about doing some character designs for his website re-design. It sounded like a lot of fun: he wanted some amorphous creatures with a little personality. Plus he's a really cool guy and a good friend from back in the day, so of course I said yes! Here's what I came up with.

First I sent him the initial design sketches so he could pick the overall design he wanted. (He chose 'C', which was one of my favorites, so that worked out well.) Then I did a couple of tight sketches of different poses for him to approve, and once he OK'd those, I inked them. That's where his process ended, but I went ahead and colored them in just for me. So here it is the entire process from sketch to final. It happens so rarely on my blog, I know.

Here's my friend's website, and he's on my side bar under 'Friend's Websites' as well. Check him out! He does web design, and he's got some good sites he's worked on.