Sunday, May 15, 2011

Apple Factory and Chubby Catlings

Been a while since I've updated, here are a couple items of interest. Firstly, my good friend Cody asked me if I'd do a portrait of his girlfriend's three naughty cats for her Christmas present. I can't say no to cats, so I whipped them up in a 'see no evil/hear no evil/say no evil' type of pose.

Secondly, I had the privilege of directing a short we made at PUNY for College Humor. It's called "Charlie and the Apple Factory" and it makes fun of Apple products. Let it be known I only use Apple products. Written by Ben Joseph, hilarious character design by Mike Owens.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Fish Doodle

Finally got around to making another fish illustration, this time based a Super Red Texas cichlid owned by someone here in the cities. Here's the real deal:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Creature in the Cave

Here are the gnomes again. They seem to be having a difference of opinion as to whether or not to slay the savage fiend they have cornered.

And here are some more mushroom images:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gnomes and Mushrooms

Took a lot longer than I would've liked, but here's another gnome doodle. I'm starting to like these guys, they're evolving a bit. And here are a few gnomeless mushroom photos that I took around Minneapolis. I've photographed quite a few fungi lately, and I rarely run into the same species. Really fascinating little characters!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life After Myth

LIFE AFTER MYTH - trailer from Whit Hertford on Vimeo.

As reported by Jeaux Janovsky and Julia Vickerman, the trailer we produced at PUNY for Whit Hertford's cartoon LIFE AFTER MYTH is available to watch online. I painted the backgrounds for the trailer, Jeaux provided the character designs, and Julia produced and animated on it. Whit created and wrote it. Animated by my fellow animators at PUNY.
From the LIFE AFTER MYTH Tumblr...

I think it turned out really nice, and I wish Whit luck with it!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Little Gnomes

I had a lot of fun drawing this, and a lot of fun going out in the woods to take the photo. I also stumbled upon this little Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax), he was pretty funny. I love jumping spiders. He kept attacking the camera, jumping at the lens. Fearless little guy. I got him right before he hopped:

Acting tough. I had a big female Phidippus audax as a pet for a few weeks a couple years ago. She took down crickets bigger than her...

And then, THIS happened...

Couldn't ask for anything cooler. I let em go outside to terrorize some aphids or something.

Anyway, I'll probably be making some more gnome pictures, hope you dig em. I like this one enough; I think they can be a lot cooler though. More to come.

Friday, May 28, 2010


My cryptids illustration is the Coast to Coast AM website's Photo of the Day today! If you don't listen to Coast to Coast, start today! It's your number one source for everything unknown.