I was originally doing this in watercolor, but the paint was sitting on top of the paper and doing strange things, and once again I am reminded that I need to save for a pad of some really quality stuff.  That was when Kristina suggested that I just go for a different medium, so I did.

The color adjustments went awry on the watercolor — it isn’t that saturated.  I’ll fix it eventually.


This was a piece commissioned by Colleen of two main characters of a major project that I’m probably going to be doing the illustrations for, because Colleen’s work is full of character and fun to look at but she wants to sit the art on this one out as of this moment.  The genial gent is Toby and the woman holding the chicken and sleeping on his shoulder is Ryan. And he may think that she’s doing so specifically because she totally digs him but she’s actually just exhausted.  (Yes, that’s a woman.  She’s wearing men’s clothes and has short hair, but I assure you.)
I’m sorry guys, it scanned SO BADLY.  The bristol I used with this and the John piece is 11”x14” and while the John piece lost some quality, this one really, really suffered.  The color correction isn’t the best, and because there was so much wash and paper warping there are just…shadows EVERYwhere.  I’m going to probably end up taking this to Collective and having them do a professional scan for me if I can’t eventually get a hold of a larger, good-quality flatbed scanner.

This was a piece commissioned by Colleen of two main characters of a major project that I’m probably going to be doing the illustrations for, because Colleen’s work is full of character and fun to look at but she wants to sit the art on this one out as of this moment.  The genial gent is Toby and the woman holding the chicken and sleeping on his shoulder is Ryan. And he may think that she’s doing so specifically because she totally digs him but she’s actually just exhausted.  (Yes, that’s a woman.  She’s wearing men’s clothes and has short hair, but I assure you.)

I’m sorry guys, it scanned SO BADLY.  The bristol I used with this and the John piece is 11”x14” and while the John piece lost some quality, this one really, really suffered.  The color correction isn’t the best, and because there was so much wash and paper warping there are just…shadows EVERYwhere.  I’m going to probably end up taking this to Collective and having them do a professional scan for me if I can’t eventually get a hold of a larger, good-quality flatbed scanner.


You know…the scan of this isn’t all that much better than the fuzzy webcam photo.  It’s still missing a lot of nuances in color.  But I said I’d try to scan it so here it is.  The people-with-eyes-closed trend is really just a coincidence.  This is on a sheet of the Arches paper that Kori (Prince of Cats) gifted me at ConBust because she’s crazy and awesome like that.

(I’d say you wouldn’t have wanted John staring at you from that last page because it would have been lewd as hell, but I know at least a handful of you all who probably would have liked it BETTER that way.)

You know…the scan of this isn’t all that much better than the fuzzy webcam photo.  It’s still missing a lot of nuances in color.  But I said I’d try to scan it so here it is.  The people-with-eyes-closed trend is really just a coincidence.  This is on a sheet of the Arches paper that Kori (Prince of Cats) gifted me at ConBust because she’s crazy and awesome like that.

(I’d say you wouldn’t have wanted John staring at you from that last page because it would have been lewd as hell, but I know at least a handful of you all who probably would have liked it BETTER that way.)


Half of a decent scan of a half-decently (it’s like my word variety has a limit here) webcam-photoed piece from a little while ago on a watercolor kick.  Now I’m pretty much out of paper that will hold water and have some issues with feeling in one arm so I’m on a very brief “real work” (read: anything that isn’t me doodling, concept-messing, or otherwise being less than serious with materials) that shouldn’t last longer than to the weekend, where I’ll be with the very gracious Kristina of 14 Nights, with Colleen, repping Under Fire and Bombshell Cat Studios at MoCCA Festival in NYC.  You should all go.

Half of a decent scan of a half-decently (it’s like my word variety has a limit here) webcam-photoed piece from a little while ago on a watercolor kick.  Now I’m pretty much out of paper that will hold water and have some issues with feeling in one arm so I’m on a very brief “real work” (read: anything that isn’t me doodling, concept-messing, or otherwise being less than serious with materials) that shouldn’t last longer than to the weekend, where I’ll be with the very gracious Kristina of 14 Nights, with Colleen, repping Under Fire and Bombshell Cat Studios at MoCCA Festival in NYC.  You should all go.


When I scan this, hopefully the colors will turn out better.  It’s everybody’s favorite…erm…playboy?  Would we call John a playboy?  I don’t know if that’s that’s the word I use.

Pelikan on some cheap bristol, I think it’s…11”x14”?  Something like that.  Bienfang if it’s the pad I think it is, the cover is gone completely.

When I scan this, hopefully the colors will turn out better.  It’s everybody’s favorite…erm…playboy?  Would we call John a playboy?  I don’t know if that’s that’s the word I use.

Pelikan on some cheap bristol, I think it’s…11”x14”?  Something like that.  Bienfang if it’s the pad I think it is, the cover is gone completely.


Art for promotional materials.
Watercolors, pencil, and pulaman pen in 8.5x11” Pentalic Nature Sketch spiral-bound.

Art for promotional materials.

Watercolors, pencil, and pulaman pen in 8.5x11” Pentalic Nature Sketch spiral-bound.


So I was having a rough time today and eventually retreated to the office with Colleen, where it was eventually discovered that “real art” (any serious work on the comic) was not going to be happening.  Instead there was general ridiculousness that started with

"What expression should John have?""Disgruntled.""…disgruntled?""Yes.  John is always happy.  Especially as a chibi.  I know he’s gotten disgruntled with Simon."…I admit that I cannot look at John’s face without laughing.  It was fun.

So I was having a rough time today and eventually retreated to the office with Colleen, where it was eventually discovered that “real art” (any serious work on the comic) was not going to be happening.  Instead there was general ridiculousness that started with

"What expression should John have?"
"Disgruntled."
"…disgruntled?"
"Yes.  John is always happy.  Especially as a chibi.  I know he’s gotten disgruntled with Simon."

…I admit that I cannot look at John’s face without laughing.  It was fun.


Elemental practice mini-art.  It’s Jameson!  (But, Elementalverse Jameson, hence…the arm…)

Watercolors and pens that were not water-proof.

Elemental practice mini-art.  It’s Jameson!  (But, Elementalverse Jameson, hence…the arm…)

Watercolors and pens that were not water-proof.


Elemental mini-arts practice, Nadia and Perri (you don’t know who they are yet probably)

Watercolors and pens that are not water-proof.

Elemental mini-arts practice, Nadia and Perri (you don’t know who they are yet probably)

Watercolors and pens that are not water-proof.


Poor image — no access to the giant copier/scanner at the art studio office yesterday. 

First completed page out of the ten I’m tackling this/next month.

Poor image — no access to the giant copier/scanner at the art studio office yesterday. 

First completed page out of the ten I’m tackling this/next month.