Friday, December 23, 2011

Smarty Pants Travel

Howdy Folks!

I'm excited to share a new illustration with you! Josh Stromberg, a smart young man who's going places (literally!), asked me to create a banner for his travel blog:

Needless to say, I was impressed by his blog and his thorough reviews. Here are the designs I came up with. I was having such a good time that I did a few color combos for fun.

Thanks for visiting! Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Evergreen Hospital Art Show

Howdy howdy!

I hope you all at a super cosmic Thanksgiving! I'm writing to tell you that coming up in February, a large exhibition of my artwork will be displayed at the Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA. About 20-25 of my paintings and drawings will be hung in the Silver Gallery, which is right next door to the emergency room.

This is the most work I've ever exhibited, so it will be exciting to see it all hanging. The show will last from February to April and the hospital is open 24/7, so you can visit anytime that's convenient for you! Here's a link to the hospital's website, I'll also post more info as the date gets closer:
Hope to see you there! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Unicorn Tears

At work a short while back, Lauren (who is in charge of the awesome) informed me that things weren't quite as awesome as they should be. As it turned out, lots of folks had been leaving their dirty dishes in the studio sink for others to clean. To remedy this sad state of affairs, she commissioned me to draw a picture so sad that it would shame these characters into washing their own dishes.

Ok, maybe things weren't really that bad. But the kitchen definitely needed to be decorated. Here is the finished piece. Feel free to print it out and post it anywhere that dishes need washing. Thanks to Lauren for giving me an excuse to draw this, and thanks to Run Studio for allowing me to hang this in their kitchen. And thank you for visiting my blog!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Artwork in Hometown Hospital

Howdy hey!

Just want to let you know that a large print of one of my paintings is hanging at the hospital in Newberg, OR!

A year or two ago, I was exploring selling giclee prints of my artwork and had a ginormous print made of one of my paintings. The giclee business idea never panned out and the print stayed in storage. Then my parents had the great idea of donating it to the hospital in my hometown, where it now hangs near the ER. It feels stellar to know that the print has a great home and hopefully brightens a few people's days.

Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Atlanta Underground Film Fest & Shorts Fest

Howdy One and All!

I’m super excited to announce that my short film “What’s the Deals?” will screen at two festivals in Atlanta this September:

The Atlanta Underground Film Festival, September 22 – 25


The Atlanta Shorts Fest, September 8 – 10.

Both festivals take place at the Goat Farm Arts Center, and judging from the name alone, it sounds like it will be a mind blowing experience! Below is a synopsis of “What’s the Deals?”

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And that certainly seems to be true for this poker-playing robot. Or is it? What’s the deal?”

If you make it down to Atlanta, I hope you enjoy the film and have a blast!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Big Ole Website Update Magic

Howdy howdy!

I just updated my website! Woot woot! I would be super honored if you'd take a moment to check out my new work. There is a new Concept Art section (a true feast for the eyes) and new animations and illustrations:

I'm also excited to tell you that the Run Studios website was updated recently and that I've been added to the employee sketch wall!
If you visit their website, I encourage you to poke around and definitely check out the new reel.

Below is some of my new work, head over to my website to see the rest.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Telly Awards

Hi Folks!

I'm really excited to tell you that a project I worked on won two Tellys! Woot woot! The project was on a super short ten day deadline, so it's really exciting that it turned out and people enjoy it!

The crew at Run Studios is super awesome and it's great to be on the team. For this project, I worked on concept art and during production I designed and painted the props and backgrounds. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

NFFTY - What's The Deals?

Come see my film "What's the Deals?" at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth! It will premiere Saturday, April 30th, at 1pm at the SIFF Cinema in Seattle. For tickets and more info, check out their website:

I uploaded a little bit of info about the film on my website, you can check it out here:

Below is the trailer for the film fest, which showcases great clips from some of the films that will screen this year. The festival is really incredible and it would be great to see you there. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fancy Birds

A few weeks ago, I had a few gifts to make so I busted out the pens and watercolors. They were a lot of fun to make, I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for looking!

Hippo Poem

Howdy Folks!

Here is a little painting/sketch I did for fun the other night. As a break from sitting on a computer all day, I busted out the acrylics and color pencils for a hour. I was looking for a toned working surface, so I painted on the back of some illustration board. Originally, I was going to paint several animals, but a poem seemed more appropriate. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking!

The Adventures of Inky Pete

Howdy howdy!

Here is a new/old illustration I dug up. I did the drawing in pencil and then finished the coloring in Photoshop. It was a lot of fun to work on. I wrote a few stories about Inky Pete that I will hopefully illustrate sometime in the near future.

Whenever I get a chance, I head over to Seattle with my sketching buddies for a day of drawing. Here are some of the sketches I threw down the past few weeks:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Super Cosmic Film Festival in Seattle

Hi Folks!

I am extremely stoked to tell you that my latest film will be screened at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth! NFFTY takes place every year during the last weekend of April in and around the Seattle Space Needle complex. All the filmmakers are 22 and under and are from all over the world, making for a really fun and exciting mix of films.

My short is a little comedy about card playing robots. If you want to stick around after the screening, I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. The festival is a blast, I recommend you come for all four days of it. This year the opening night after party is going to be on the top of the Space Needle. There are also panels and industry pros who attend, so there is a lot to learn as well as see.

My film, "Whats the Deals?" will be playing on Saturday, April 29th, at 1pm at the SIFF Cinema. For more info, directions, and tickets, visit the website (My film is playing in the "Animation!" screening):

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bird Girl Postcard

Howdy howdy!

This month I sent this illustration out as a postcard. Below are a few of the sketches I did in preparation for the painting. Since I've been using ballpoint pen and watercolors in my sketchbook recently, I thought I would try using the media for a finished illustration. To make things easy, I used my travel kit consisting of a small watercolor palette, two travel brushes, and a ballpoint pen. It was oodles of fun!

I also revamped my website and super sized all the images, check it out!