Saturday, February 23, 2008


As a child, I had numerous, extremely vivid nightmares. I would mention them once in awhile to my parents. I actually still have some today; sometimes they have the ability to disturb me during the rest of the day after waking up, though I don't mention them as often now. It's something I've come to terms with and just accepted as 'normal' for me. These are some monsters I developed off of a mixture of a nightmare and too many episodes of the Discovery Channel's Blue Planet. On the side, you can find some directions I scribbled for myself during work!

I think it's actually quite a task to draw a 'scary' monster! I had an assignment back in the earlier years of college in a Character Development class to do just that. There were perhaps one or two out of the entire class that could have been defined as something that would bring terror.

As for these... well, I spend 5 hours a day commuting back and forth from NYC so I have many, many, many images of people... on a train. Here's a few of them. There are some character designs are in there from when I was developing the face for the 'Belle' comic as well as other random odditites. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I'm never good with children, and yet for some reason they always seem to flock to me at neighborhood gatherings, BBQs, parties, subways, sidewalks and so on. I really can't seem to understand it. They seem happy enough to run into my legs though.

Anyhoo. I decided to try my luck doing a children's book for a company that publishes
them online. Basically, the stories are fun, short tales that have the continuous layout of 8.5" x 11" (so parents can print them out for their children) and with plenty of space to input text and whatnot. Sadly, I decided to take this job and it's crazy deadline when a few others came up simultaneously along with taking the full-time position to commute between Central Jersey and Brooklyn weekdays while finding an apartment to move into city on the weekend (PHEW!). Needless to say, my spare time was nil and there were many train rides where you could find my face pressed against the glass pane, drooling as I slept half of my way to work at 7:30-8 in the morning.

Here's are examples of 2 out of the 20 illustrations I had cranked out over this past week. ...I don't think I'll be taking on such a project for awhile.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Same client, 5'2" model Isobella Jade wanted her story told in a comic panel sort of format. Since I've been working constantly in Flash for my internship, I decided to try coloring these in flash as well. Here's two out of the 6-8 panels I've been working on:

I'm currently in the middle of relocating to Brooklyn, hence the slow updates! I'll be working full-time as a Junior Designer for SMERC, in the city, but I DO still plan to update with any new work I crank out!

In the meantime, cheers!