Thursday, November 30, 2006

snow monsters

snowmen can just be so mundane...

was gonna color this but my wacom tablet pooped out again. *sigh* guess i'm just gonna have to buy that cintiq monitor, eh?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Raggedy Ann and Andy!

For this week's drawergeeks! i tried something a little different with this one, and i have decided that photoshop is not good for getting clean, crisp lines. but what the heck...this was a fun assignment and i like the cheerful colors.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

3 o'clock meetings

why oh why do people schedule meetings at 3 in the afternoon? right when i'm at my sleepiest? and the only way i know how to reduce the number of times my head bobs noticeably forward is to open my eyes as wide as i can and keep fidgeting. so i probably look pretty scary in these meetings..... i need more coffee...

also, woke up this morning to more snow! huzzah! it's a pretty pathetic dusting compared to Edinboro, PA snows.... but from what i hear Portland hardly ever gets snow, so i'll be happy with any. here's a few pictures of our little community with the snow this morning. the first is our "backyard". i liked the way that little juniper looked with snow on it. gets me in the Christmas spirit!

Jingle actually liked the she keeps begging to go outside.

Here's a picture from our front porch.

Monday, November 27, 2006

work in progress...

here's something i'm working on for this week's drawergeeks. raggedy ann and andy!

thanksgiving here was awesome and we had a bunch of good friends come visit. we also had a ton of food....i don't think i'll want turkey for a long time. well, at least not until christmas anyway.

also, it snowed today in portland! hooray for snow! i was rather giddy as we drove home thru a gorgeous snowfall. maybe we'll put up our christmas lights tonight!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

magical color!

had time to color it tonight :)

magical peoples

this little gnome guy is about to teach you a lesson. or maybe he's happy. i dunno. it's hard to tell what he's thinking with those big glasses on.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

these boots are made for walkin'

saw this girl at the arcade in Portland this weekend with the coolest big boots. so i drew her.

i was gonna color it but my tablet decided to stop working tonight. bah! hopefully i can get it working again.

Friday, November 17, 2006


i drew this today while thinking about 2 movies that came out that i'd like to see - Happy Feet and Casino Royale. so i made a silly bond-esque penguin.

i was presented with the opportunity to work on Happy Feet earlier this year and wanted to take it, but it came at the most inconvienient time possible, and i had to turn it down. i would've loved the chance to live in Sydney, Australia for a while.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

...what comes after Q, mateys??

AAARRRR, pirates!

I had a dream the other night that I was kidnapped by pirates. But they weren't too happy because I thought it was totally cool that I had been kidnapped by pirates. I have wierd dreams.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


fixed my funky werewolf's arm and painted it....i think it looks so-so. i need to learn how to give things nicer color.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


i think those things in the first star wars movie that said, "bee-deep!" were called jawas. i was always highly amused by them. i got to thinking that if they lived as scavengers in the desert, they probably all wouldn't be wearing the same thing. why have a company uniform when you're ripping off lost droids? so i made up some of my own today.

the one is pointing to a droid or something, and the one in the middle is getting ready to zap it. at least, that's how i see the scene playing out. this was so much fun to do that i thinks i might try to paint it.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sleeping in...

Got back from an exhausting but very fun trip. It was worth it, but I'd really love to sleep for about 4 days straight now.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wedding Bells!

I'm off on a trip to the opposite coast for my sister-in-law Jackie's wedding. Congratulations and God Bless, Jackie!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Queen of the Nile

my sister told me that she once had a student in her class named Nefertiti...and her nickname was Nefi. i thought that was really cute.

ps. joe asked me what she was sitting on. i told him, "i dunno...a big bean bag?" this is just the way the drawing came out. i don't think about it too hard. :)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Rainy season

Portland is in it's full blown rainy season now. actually, it's more so than normal, as the rainy season usually consists of a constant drizzle whereas today it was pouring. of course, today was the day i forgot my lunch and had to run down the street to get something to eat on my lunch hour. i learned that i should always carry an umbrella in my car and that wet jeans are really uncomfortable to work in all day. i think i'm gonna go to the bus stop and wait for Totoro to come and visit me.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Who's afraid of the....

the next topic of drawergeeks is werewolves, which i'm kinda excited about. because once again, it's something i normally wouldn't draw. i get sucked into drawing all kinds of cutesy girly crap if i don't think about my doodling. here are two i drew yesterday....the first one i really liked till i screwed up his arm. what the heck happened to that arm? i think maybe it got mangled in a fight.

the second came out better, but still pretty rough. i usually have to draw things like this about 5 or 6 times before i get one i like anyway. well, i have two weeks to screw up a whole bunch more before i get a good one!

Friday, November 03, 2006

more Mii

joe and i are going crazy with the Mii creator today. we made a bunch of our friends after we made ourselves. here's another one i did while work was slow. guess who this is...

to see joe's go to

This's awesome....

I checked out my friend Andrew Burke's blog today, and he had a section on the Wii system's Mii character creation. it was so much fun to make my Wii avatar. i can't wait to sii what nintendo does with this system, it looks really good so far.

you can check out Andrew's website at

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Monster Madness!

Here's the newest one for - the wolfman!!! arrr!!! click the image above for a bigger version. the assignment was to take a kid's drawing and make a painting of it, keeping as true to the original as possible. with the limited version of photoshop i have, this was what i came up with. at first i thought it was pretty cool...then i didn't like it. then i thought it was ok again. now i'm not sure what to think. eh, whatever, it was loads of fun to do!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bird shapes

I have an interest in birds at the moment. the fat peep looking one was my favorite today.