Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Cheesy Christmas to All!

We got a little carried away at a Christmas party and convinced each other to snuggle up with the Claus'.
I was close and personal with Santa- maybe that means I'll get what's on my list this year... ;)
(and I love how we are totally dwarfing them)
hooray for cheesy holiday pictures!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another fun assignment for weekly challengizes!

Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm finally all moved in and ready to be part of society again :)
I cranked these two pieces out last night as practice.. feeling festive!

*******Oh yeah- VOTE!******

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Found us a place!! whoooo!
oh yeah, I'm a rockstar.
I'll post more soon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Portland Here I Come!

I'm place hunting this week- wish me luck!
I'm so ready to be a Portlandian (Portlandite? Portlander?)
Let's DO this!!!!
Everybody come visit ;)

Oh, and I found this online (I wish I could say it was my creation, but its not)
but I love it!
Maybe this is an interpretation of how I feel about house hunting right now...

Friday, September 12, 2008


blobby blue dude in flip flops charges his avocado ship towards his next meal!

This was another piece done for the collective Weekly Challengizes Blog. The theme of the challenge was to do any sort of futuristic ship- open interpretation.
Its unfinished, but I thought I should post it anyways, what the hell.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sketchin' and doing pieces for the Weekly Challengizes blog my friends put together.
just a little sketch of baby chubster Mario in all his glory.
my apologies for the slow blogging..

Friday, July 18, 2008

Okay, so as promised I am posting this week!
This is a piece I did for Chuck Pyle a few months ago- the school got a call from the postal inspector's conference, (hence the postal logo on the canvas), they needed a design for their conference reception they were having at the Academy office building downtown (notice academy logo on rat apron).. and since it is the year of the rat- well you get it.
I have a couple projects I am working on, but cannot post the work yet..
So this will have to do!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Sorry for the delay in blogging folks, Just went through a crazy move up to Portland, and am now visiting with family in Colorado and Washington.. will post something next week, I promise!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

well friends.. big news- after 9 years of shenanigans, Chris and I are engaged!
we had an amazing trip to Yosemite last week where he proposed. Awesome!

and here's me with a rental bike in Yosemite- Wheeeee!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm moving to portland in a couple weeks, so life is crazy right now! will definitely post when I can =)
here are some monsters for you!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I'd like to thank the Academy...

Woo Hoooo! What a crazy past couple weeks- but we made it! I promised myself I wouldn't cry.. =)
Here are some great times from the Academy of Art's Spring show last week, all of my friends were amazing and had awesome work- and won awards to prove it!
Here are some of them:
Shown from top (left to right): Frank Lin, Eli Harris, Ben Jelter, Ryan Jones, Chiaki Uchida, and the colorful shoes of Chris, Gintah and I.

The Wall of Betty:

You're awesome for putting up with us, Chuck!! and thank you for everything.

Thanks to Mark Meyers- you kept me sane during the whole crazy day!
(pictured with his wife Kasidy)

And of course, Gintah! Thanks for making every situation awesome.

Finally- Thank you my dear Chris (Rahn), for taking me to the exploratorium the following day to celebrate AND for putting up with me all these years. You're the best!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Into the Wild

My final illustration for Honors portfolio.. maybe a subconscious interpretation of how I see my life right now- I'm officially done with school! - So I'm certainly entering my own wilderness...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hey! we need to stop this "Orphan works" Bill that could get passed.
I normally don't post stuff like this, but this is a serious situation.
I strongly urge you to research this bill for yourself and learn the real threats that will affect us all.
**Here is a very important site that has prewritten well-worded letters that will automatically be sent to your state representatives- all you have to do is fill out your info and click. Do as many as you can!!

This is a really big deal, it concerns the future of all artists- It would basically legalize the theft of any and all found artwork that is not specifically and individually copyrighted, known in this bill as "orphan works". It is a scary thought that people could find my artwork, use it for their own moneymaking, and I wouldn't have the legal right to stop them or sue them.
It will destroy what artists (of all kinds) have worked very hard to make a respected and fair livelihood.
please help stop this from happening!
Many people are sending in letters to their government representatives about stopping this, which is excellent. I would strongly suggest doing that.

I was able to find a couple petitions online that need signatures- all you have to do is sign- you owe it to yourself as an artist!
here are the two links to sign the petitions:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Carnival- Final (just about)

okay, this is about finished.. a few more final touches need to be made, but I am posting this anyways! phew- finals are almost over.. crazy!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Carnival! (in progress)

whoo! cotton candy, balloons, smiling children, exhausted parents.. what an experience!
(this is in progress, final will be up next week- this is about 70% done.. or so.)

Monday, April 21, 2008

I nearly killed myself updating my website this week (along with trying to keep up with my last 3 weeks of class and final illustrations)
So it was a lot of all-nighters, but worth it!
if you get the chance, let me know what you think=
I'm going to go pass out now.. =)

--and here is a completely unrelated little sketch of a kid who hates asparagus.--

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ice Cream Final

And here is the final, man I'm tired!
(this is before I make some revisions from the advice I received in my class critique.)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Ice Cream! (rough)

This is just a rough color sketch idea for my next illustration, probably would go on a card or something. a little cutesy, I know. =)
I will post the finished piece itself next week. ice cream..

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NY Society of Illustrators Student Show!

These two pieces were accepted into the Society of Illustrator's Student show in New York, woo hooooooo!
I'm super stoked about it, and I really want to congratulate my buddies from the academy that also made it in, you guys rock!

step one: New York, step two: THE PLANET!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kirby Had Never Eaten Toes Before..

I'm in Stephen Player's Illustration 4 class this semester, and its so fun! Stephen is terrific. He assigned this the first day, and the final was due the next class! I only had 1 WEEK to do it- that was a good challenge. He basically handed us a sheet that had random sentences on it, out of context. So the phrase I chose was "Kirby had never eaten toes before", and we could do anything we wanted to interpret the sentences. So it was a completely open assignment, and this is what I did with it. ~Enjoy~
fresh steamy toes.. with jam!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Random Character #1- Punk Girl

Over Christmas break I cranked out a few pieces like this. I've never done a punk chick before, and thought that it would be good to branch out with intense bright crazy colors that I don't have in most of my pieces. She's kinda cute.. ;}

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Puttin' on the RITZ!

Here is my Gene Wilder portrait. I love Mel Brooks movies, especially "Young Frankenstein". So I felt it my duty to pay homage to a great (and awesomely cheesy) movie, as well as the insane and amazing Gene.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I'm a blog nerd now, too!

Okay, so I succumbed to peer pressure and now have my own art blog! I shall celebrate this first posting with a little monkey and a banana. Who doesn't love that? =)