Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Comparisons pt. 2

Here's another comparision of my reference to the final product. As you can see, I change some stuff to match the feel of the piece. So for instance, if someone is smiling in the photo, but I want them to be serious, then I change it. So, I don't copy the reference line for line. I just try and use it as a jumping off point and then try and make it my own. Hope this helps other artists to show my strengths and weaknesses and how I work. Enjoy.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Commission is DONE



Here is the finished commission of the Avatar family. The original on the bottom, the revised one on the top. I was really scared to to that background, and not to toot my own horn, but I think I pulled it off pretty good. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Illustration Friday: "Undone"

The topic for this week on Illustration Friday is "Undone."

And, no joke, this illustration is exactly what my twin boys did yesterday. They "undone" all the hard work into decorating the Christmas tree. Little monkeys.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Piece of a commish

Here's a little taste of a commission that I'm working on. I'm doing a family as characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender. This little girl is Suki. Enjoy.

This is what a "Custom Cartoon Portrait" looks like. Click HERE to see more.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Illustration Friday: "HATCH"

For this one I decided to make more of a graphic design approach. Maybe it could be a card design or something. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Just got the proof yesterday for "If I could be anything" PINK EDITION. Besides not having a glossy cover, everything looks great. The colors are more vibrant and true to my original files than the BLUE EDITION. Once I get these printed, they will go up on my Etsy Store.

The best part: These are going to cost less than the BLUE EDITION. Better quality and CHEAPER. Can't beat that, right?

Special thanks to Apex Book Manufacturing for printing this. Awesome printing for a good price, not to mention super friendly service.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Custom Cartoon Portraits is open for business! Come take a look and see what I can do for you. CLICK HERE.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Illustration Friday: "CRUNCHY"

Here is my piece for Illustration Friday. The topic is CRUNCHY. I immediately thought of a crunchy cereal and a kid with broken teeth. Don't ask me why I did, I just did. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Traditional/Digital mix

The above image is pencil sketches from my sketchbook and the image below is one of those sketches colored in Photoshop. I don't know if I really like it very much. I like drawing with pencil more than doing it on my WACOM, and I like coloring on the computer, but they don't seem to mesh well. I need to figure something out.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nerd Girl

Nerdy girls sure are fun to draw. This is a character I've been kicking around that I like. Don't really know if I'm going to do something with her or not. If I can come up with a good story, then I'll probably whip something out. If not, it was a fun exercise. In either case, enjoy.