Dragon

This is the most retro sketch I’ve done in a long time. I used to draw dragons like this all over everything in high school whenever I was bored. A long face inspired by horses and snakes, with a very serpentine neck and impossible curvature. I can’t even begin to contemplate the muscle strength it…

Elephantine Commission

It’s really fun to try and take what someone wants and turn it into an image. Sometimes things sound easier than they are in practice. I was asked to take the style that I use on my monsters and make an elephant nurse errant. Huzzah! Sure! Then I got to sketching and I got confused….

Cameo

I doodle all the time. It’s part of how I sit through things, or try and keep my hands busy while paying attention to something. I drew this little cameo during game night at my house, and danimal spent a lot of time trying to figure out just who it was I was drawing. You…

Sideswiped

Ever have a conversation where you wonder what just happened? One of those talks with another person where by the time you hang up the phone you have no idea how you got where you are, but for sure something’s wrong. That’s where this piece came from. I hung up the phone and pretty much…

A Couple’s Happiness

I love drawing my little monsters. They’re fun, expressive, and seem to know how to have a good time. I think of them as a way to try and bring out the trickster in any situation. There’s something about them that makes it easy to imply a sparkle in the eye. This piece was a…

Showing the Art

Sometimes an art show is all about getting new material completed.  I worked on three new pieces for Arisia this year, and added a coffee art piece that I did earlier in the year. Thought you might enjoy these fairly fun pieces. 

Polar vortex

I don’t really like all the hoopla over the polar vortex. Yes I realize it’s an extant weather phenomena that people have known about for a long time. It just feels like it’s in the news because… well… sensational news! Everything must sound like the apocalypse. I honestly think this one sounds a lot like…

Firefly 2014

So firefly has come and gone. My two art installations survived and made it home.  I am excited about the next range of upgrades.  I’m still processing, but one of my favorite things about coming back from the woods is I feel free to share my ticket art with all of you. I love this…

SOS Prep Time

It’s that time of year again, Somerville Open Studios.  I always think of this as a chance to revisit what I’d managed to make over the course of a year. I have a couple new little digital pieces that I’ll post as a preview. If you follow me on instagram or twitter then there are a…

Froggy

I’ve been really satisfied with my bats of late, and 3 of the 5 I have are off to new homes. Hooray for bats.  I also recently had a commission for a frog, and I figured I’d share my process of making a custom plushie here.  Fabric is a whole fun set of problems that…