Saturday, November 19, 2011

Finished with Buzz Lightyear!

Finished and ready to ship to The Monkey! I put the finishing touches on the wallpaper and clouds this morning. This fun drawing was done with colored pencils and marker outlines, all freehand. It's the only way to draw!!

I thought this was going to be a fun surprise for The Monkey, but his Dad has already shown it to him. I hear he likes it a little. Success!!

I have to do a couple quick drawings, one promised sketchcard and a fun witch character for my Mom, so that she can have some t-shirts made for her group of ladies who meet every Wednesday to do miniatures. They are affectionately known as the Wednesday Witches. :)

Then, I have to work on Jesse to go along with Buzz here. Jesse is for The Mouse.

I hope you like Buzz. He was fun to work on and it makes me feel great that The Monkey is excited to have him.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

SketchCard No.4 Colored! The Araknid Kid (Josh Alves)

Here he is again, The Araknid Kid! All colored and ready to mail to Josh Alves, the creator of this fantastic comic. If interested in learning more about this character, or perhaps picking up a copy of the books, you can find them here:

To follow Josh Alves on Twitter, you can find him here:!/joshalves

Or, just search for @joshalves on twitter.

Thanks again, Josh, for giving me something fun to draw! I had a great time today. I wish you all the best and lots of luck with your stories and illustrations.

SketchCard No.4 - The Araknid Kid (Josh Alves)

Recently, I held a contest on Twitter for achieving the 400 follower mark. I asked a trivia question regarding past work and waited for the first person to answer correctly. The prize?
The winner was able to tell me what they would like me to draw on a sketchcard (No. 4).

The lucky winner of this fabulous prize was none other than illustrator and creator of The Adventures of The Araknid Kid, Josh Alves. His request was for me to do my take on his character.

I have always loved the drawings of Spider-Man, upside down and hanging on to his webbing with one hand, so I decided to do a similar pose for The Araknid Kid. The image here is obviously black and white. I'm still wrestling with the thought of coloring it for Josh before sending it off to him. Since my job with Fox and with FatCat was all about the colors, I think I've made up my mind to go ahead and color it. Why not??

Congratulations Josh! I hope you enjoy this version and the colored version when you get it. Back down to my drawing room so I can add some colors to your fun character. I'll post the colored version when I have it finished.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Buzz Lightyear- Colors (WIP)

Here is an update on the Buzz Lightyear drawing I'm working on for my friend Kev Brett. This one is actually for his son "Monkey". As you can see, I'm working out the greens right now.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gollum - Lookie What I Got!!

I went to the mail box on Saturday and look what I found inside! My friend Kev Brett and I are doing a sketch swap and he won the prize for getting done first! My request was for Gollum. I think it turned out fantastic and it now has a place in my collection room right along side all of the other Gollum items I have.

Here's a link to other things Kev is working on:

His incredibly cute webcomic that he updates twice a week can be found here:

His equally incredibly cute minibook can be found here:

I'm busily working on coloring Buzz Lightyear for the Monkey. Then on to Jesse from Toy Story for the Mouse.

Thanks, Kev!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Buzz for Monkey - Inks!

Here's an update on Buzz Lightyear for Monkey. Now that the inks are done, I'm on to getting him colored then shipped. Next up...Jesse!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Buzz for Monkey

This is a WIP for a little boy affectionately known as Monkey. If you read about the pin-up of The Monkey and The Mouse I did recently, you will know who I'm talking about. This is just my rough sketch I did over the weekend. I'm currently inking the drawing and then I'll move on to coloring it this coming weekend...fingers crossed! Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New SketchCard No.2 - Johnny 5 & Bender

And here is sketchcard No.2! I couldn't let Twitter follower #299 get away empty handed, could I?

Sketchcard No.1 - First Ever!

Well look at that! I've done my very first sketchcard! This little guy is going to my 300th follower on Twitter! This was so fun to do! I was so nervous and did all kinds of research on lizards, dragons, positions, illustrations...and when it came down to it, I just went with a feeling and created what you see above! Sure the research helped, it always does for inspiration. But, the best stuff always comes from inside.

Wendy, thanks so much for following my craziness on Twitter. Thank you also for providing me with the opportunity to be a little creative and create my first sketchcard. How cool is that? I hope you enjoy it! Cheers!

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Marvellous Mischief and Mayhem of The Monkey and the Mouse: Episode 01

This is the cover of a new, downloadable minibook that has been put together by my new friend, Kevin Brett (on Twitter as @kev_brett). It is the first collection of his wonderfully fun and incredibly cute web comic called. The Monkey and the Mouse. Each week, Kev posts new strips that are inspired by, and feature, his 3 year old son and his little sister.

I started from the very beginning, when I found Kev's comic, and fell in love with the series right away. While enjoying Monkey's and Mouse's adventures, I have been reminded of so many things my own children have done to make me laugh as they have grown, and continue to grow. I applaud Kev for taking it upon himself to put his time and love into his comic and creating a fantastic archive of his kid's lives. What better way of doing this drawing!!

In June, I noticed that Kev had posted a contest on Twitter. He asked folks to check out his web comic and post a comment about your favorite strip on the Facebook fan page. The winner was going to receive a one-of-a-kind sketchcard of the Monkey and the Mouse. Well, I never win anything (thought I), so I went on over to the site ( and went through each and every strip. I chose the strip titled "On Three", which was one about a Slurpee brain-freeze...which I experience all the time with cold drinks! I commented on the one I liked best and wouldn't you know it...I WON! Kev sent me a terrific sketchcard, I sent him a book and animated short film I had the pleasure of working on so that he could share them with his family, and we've been chatting ever since.

Out of the blue, Kev sends me a message asking if I would like to help him out with a project. He asked if I would sketch a pin-up for a minibook he was putting together for his web comic. I couldn't believe it! I was honored, flattered, shocked, excited...and I agreed on the spot. In fact, I was so excited about working on something fun, that I finished the drawing and sent it off to Kev the very next weekend (if memory serves). Such a cool honor to be included among 5 other talented guest artists who contributed to the Monkey and the Mouse minibook! Here is the drawing I did for Kev:
Since I live in Arizona, I thought it would be fun to bring Monkey and Mouse over for a visit and surround them with all kinds of desert critters. I had lots of fun with this project.

Please, if you haven't had a chance, head on over to Kev's web comic and enjoy yourself!!

The Monkey and the Mouse -

You should also visit the site where you can find the minibook for sale ( and get yourself the PDF download! You will love it!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Pet Portrait - Jamal

Well it's about time!! A new pet portrait to add to my blog! This drawing was one I donated for a silent auction at work. This was done from the photo you see above, cropped to the portion I focused on for the drawing. I used Prismacolor pencils. The dimensions of the entire drawing are 17 x 14. Please let me know what you think. I love to receive feedback on my work, so that I continue to grow. The dog's name was Jamal. Sadly, he is no longer with his family. My friend at work wanted to have this created for his Mother. I hope she enjoys it!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Adventures of Bernard The World Destroyer

I have recently become a huge Skottie Young fan and as soon as I heard about Bernard, I had to have it. I have also become a fan of The Illustrated Section, where you can find this fantastic book from Skottie Young for just $2. You won't be disappointed AT ALL!

You're still here? Really? What are you waiting for?