Wednesday, April 30, 2008

site updates

I updated my site! There are a lot more drawings in the sketchbook section, as well as more process peices in the portfolio part. Also, I finally have an editorial section! Go check it out!

Monday, April 28, 2008

the Birthmark

Older illustrations from the short story "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne that I finally got around to scanning. It is a great story and a quick read. Click the link if you want to check it out, it's well worth it.

My best friend Becky posed for this image.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

new book pictures

Here are some photos of my book! Hooray!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

character sketch

Been very very busy getting my portfolio together so I haven't had much time to make new work lately. Just for an update, here is a semseter-old photoshop sketch that I like:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Feelings book

I'm making a board book for toddlers. Exciting stuff right? Right!

This is the cover : )

Saturday, April 12, 2008

More Wolves

A few more sketches of wolves from photos for a red riding hood project.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Fashion doll!

I have been working on a paper doll for my fashion history class. We have to do a fashion journal for our final project, illustrating one look from each era. I chose to kill two birds and supplement my illustration portfolio by doing a series that would fit with the rest of my work. I am having a blast, but I have to admit that I may have taken on a bit too much! I have waaayyyy too much to do. Oh well. I love ones that I finished. Here are a few:

My "naked" doll. There was no way I was going to do a typical fashion illustration model. I like my girls with curves :)

A few pieces from the empire era - around the time Napoleon came to power in France. I did several more parts to this, but I love the simplicity of just the dress and poke bonnet.

The ridiculous "romantic" look. This was right with England's Queen Victoria started to reign at age 16 and her innocence inspired fashion for a while. The crazy hair style is called an "Apollo's knot".

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Trip to the Zoo!

Yesterday I went to the zoo with my friend Sean to do some drawing. Unfortunately, it started to rain, so we didn't get to do as much sketching as we hoped, but I had a great time and got at least some good drawing in. I don't get many opportunities draw realistically, so this was a nice treat and a reminder of how much I love it. :)

Swans that sat still right in front of us:

YAKS! They think they're sooo cool:

Bighorn Sheep: (while I was drawing this super cute little boy toddled all around where I was sitting. I was very tempted to stop drawing the sheep and start drawing him, but I didn't know what his mom would think! So ...sheep it is :) )

Wolf: (This one is actually from a photograph. The real thing wouldn't sit still!)

Finally, here is another emotion painting from my series. The rest can be found here. Happy:

Monday, April 7, 2008

Syracuse Poster Project

The Syracuse Poster Project website is finally up! Scroll down to see my digital painting as well as other beautiful works by my friends and professors. Hooray!!!

By next week, you should be able to use the website to purchase prints of my piece to help support the program.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


A few older drawings that I still love. I put up a few of these on the site as well here

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 is up and running!

My beautiful website is finally up and I couldn't be happier! It is so exciting and super official - it kinda seems like at this moment my career is really starting.


anyway, the address is
please visit often!

lot of love,