Houses Uno

Here are some quick housing designs.  More to come soon.



Here are the characters for the environments I've been whipping oop.  You like?


On the second day of christmas

...or is it the eleventh day of christmas? Yesterday it was a partridge and a pear and today its more birds?  or are we counting down and not up, and does that mean i get eleven pipers piping?  and if I DO get the pipers do you think I could get them to play Rick Astley for me?  A nice orchestra of bagpipes playing Rick Astley.  Now THAT is an awesome Christmas present.


The big 5-0

Hey its my 50th blog entry!  And here to celebrate it with me is another environment!  Hurrah.



Expect to see a lot more of this non-nonsense.  Fattening up my folio.



Breaking out the hand turkey in celebration of Thanksgiving.  


Dr. Girlfriend

I am doing a comic - someone ELSES comic!!!...(officially!) so until then, fanart will have to be it.  I can't help myself.



She was sick of all the dead beat guys.  Get it?  Get it?  Too vague?
After her break up, she had to piece herself together again?  No?
She had a monster of a headache?  She worried about a matter of grave importance?
Someone needs to call the pun police.


Not quite headless

Hes' a pretty hard core shopper.  Waiting for a sale, and then double dipping with coupons. 

(hour long project, fo sho')


Shark + the Narwhale

Aquatic brothers show some love (in my moleskine).

the scan really washed this out.  the bastard.


Jeepers Creepers!

Nearly haunted house?  Or just naughty housekeepers?


It's always sunny

One of Matty + I's projects.  The messenger.  See illustration version here.  I am not a religious person at all, but this seemed appropriate.  And whatever, I love the little monk hair cuts.  They make me laugh through my nose. 

p.s. its not letting me save it so you can click it.  so you can't see the bee.  there is a bee.  its true.


say wha?

I have been working on a lot of process work for the Alice project, and thus, most (if not all) of it will not be worthy of showing on here.  Plus I am both painting and working on freelance stuff so I don't have time for fun stuff.  Oye.


Storm's a brewin'

I think I might be too random for my own good.  Or any good...to be any good? (it makes sense to me.)  
Here is my first attempt at speed painting.  I thought, hey, I have alot of environments that need to get done for Alice so why not try to learn?  It is a sad attempt.  I will post anyway (for the sake of the children).   Also, really tiny it doesn't look as bad.  I spent an hour and 10 minutes on it...does that still make a speed painting or does it need to be like 20 minutes? cause if so I am totally screwed.

The Queen of Heart's City.


Bucket of curmudgeony

That is what he totally is.  This is another assignment of Matty and I's "projects"-this one is to design a ringmaster (and also the dancing bear).  This is pretty straightforward.  See the dancing bear{s} here.  

He'll cut a bitch.


Curiouser and curiouser

Alice turn around.  Redone for the new style, holmes.  

Jigga WHA?


Potholes in my molecules

And you thought I forgot Alice and got all ADD.  Well, I did the latter, not the former.  Getting character sketches together for a big fat giant sheet o' Alice.  The size of your mom's face!  Oooh snap.  Wait...it's probably gonna be bigger than that.
Anyway here is a tiny little drawing of her.  It is, in actually, really tiny in the sketchbook.  IN WHICH, by the way, never rush when you buy a sketchbook.  I got stuck with the smooth plastICKY pages, and it's too late to turn back.  It makes me sad, and yet I am forcing myself to use it because....because I am a shameless sado-masochist.  There.  Now you know something about me.  Too much?


Harbinger of Doom (and possibly justice)

Matty + I give each other matching projects (cause we're good like that).  This assignment was to design a prophet of doom, but be not so obvious about it (my mind automatically goes to the crazy guy on the street screaming- see here) BUT since this has to be more creative than that:



Less wench and more hench

So, this was the idea that I didn't have time to do but did anyway.

By the way my favorite characters: Joker, Harley Quinn, Scarface, and Babydoll.   To make it 5: Ra's al Goul.  Sweet.


le sigh

I had this other most excellent idea for Harley Quinn but I have lots of other (freelance related=money related) stuff to do so I got lazy and did this.  I should not be spending my time doing fun things but I can't help myself.  I get ideas and I need to do them all right away for some reason.  I don't get bored, I get distracted and full of ADD.  Then I eventually come back to things.  Anyway.  Harley Quinn (who is totally in the top 4 favorite characters of Batman.  Can you guess the other 3?)


The Truth About Bats

....what can I say.  I love me some batsy. 


And when you reach the end...stop.

M. Hatter.  Size relation.  On to the Cheshire Cat.


Domo Arigato

So, I keep traveling back and forth with the Industrial Alice project.  It pours forth one second, the next I am stumped.  It has turned into basically a brand new story, sharing the same kind of characters and general outline, but is no where CLOSE to Lewis C.'s original.  Which what would be the point in redoing it that way anyway?  It has been done enough.  So, that being said, I designed the "futuristic" march hare.  I love me some robots.  The whole premise here, however, is that the M. Hatter  is a lonely, genius inventor, and his "hare" is his robot companion (in which he built himself for company), but his software never quite took.  I haven't designed M. Hatter yet, but I have a good idea as to what he will look like.   I also have an excellent idea of the sort of environment.  Anyway, here he is.  He IS the modern man, after all.


A is for Anna!

So I have a new logo.  It has more to do with character than it does illustration I feel.  PLUS new character study here too.  I know it is borderline illustration but whatever.  I do what I want.


The Anna v. mechanical doohickies

My dumb scanner broke.  I have a couple true enemies in this world, one of them being printers (ask Kinko's, things go haywire when I walk in no joke) and the other being SCANNERS.  This is the third scanner in 2 years.  IN 2 YEARS!  These things are supposed to last for more than that.  Ugh.  ANNA SMASH!!  ANNA HATE LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTIES!  WHY THEY LIMITED?  THAT ALMOST LIKE OXYMORON!  On that note,  if I were the hulk I would throw angry squirrels at people.  Everyone is frightened of angry squirrels, but loves them enough not to do anything but try to unsuccessfully swat them away.  It's true.....so...anyway....here is the Queen of Hearts.  I can't help but every time I look at her I think "you sassy bitch" in a bemused voice.  Seriously.  Every time I think that.  Mm-hmmmm!    



girl talk.

So, it's been a while.  I have been doing lots of stuff.  I learned a bit of flash (to be seen later), I worked on 3d projects (you know, like stuffed pb+j sandwiches).  I did everything but go on the computer (the flash part doesn't count.  I took an INTENSE workshop, and the laptop I was on had no internets)
  Anyway, after much thought, I decided my redesign of Alice and co. needed to be redesigned.   I asked myself who I was gearing towards, which was gaming, more realistic, blahblah.  But instead I am going down a route that is more geared towards something/somewhere not so dark.  (surprise!)  The storyline is the same, the environments, just the characters (minus the tweedle bros.  I like them) being redesigned.  So here is Ms. Alice.

Whatever.  I am working again.  It's nice.  I feel better for once.  Expect more soon.


Box castle time!

I am moving so there won't be any updates until I settle in.  I have so much crap.


Rabbit Habits

Oi oi oi!  Boondock Saints is on, stirring my need to be rebel rousing.  Oh Willem Dafoe, you are such a good crazy person.  Makin out with blokes, hiding guns in your purse.  Only to be just. like. you.
Anyway, here is the Alice turn around.  Sorry it's so tiny ::

I am possessed!  
In nomine Patri Et Fili Spritus Sancti.


Down the Rabbit Hole

Environment thumbnail #2.  These will be all together on the same page, of all the places Alice will be.  Then there will be a final environment, more detailed than these.  This particular environment is a scene of Alice emerging from the rabbit hole.  I have not put her in it yet, just like the other one.  I am waiting for that.  The white rabbit in this spin is in actuality a diety of a forgot and destroyed civilization.  Notice the juxtaposition of the climbing trees eating the ruins vs. the pipe forest?  Eh?  Eh?  

Anyway off to do more.  


The sun is like a toy balloon (all in a golden afternoon)

And it's spring finally!  Flowers and bunnies and evil squirrels that mock my cats by eating in front of the window.  My toes want to be free, and I hate socks, and I am itching to break out the sandals.  Anyway.  Here is my first THUMBNAIL (n-o-t final) for Alice's environment ::

I haven't added her yet.  Guess where she goes!  It's like the opposite of Where's Waldo.

Here is the final color comp for the Tweedle Brothers.  They get an environment too.  This project keeps getting bigger + bigger.  Always in motion is the future.  (haha lame Star Wars joke.  you know you love me so shut up.)

I am really happy with the way they came oot.  Tomorrow I hand draw Alice + the queen to match the feeling this color study has  (which means, I have chosen finally the style of this damn story).
Next for Anna ::  pillow time.  Remarkably like hammer time.  Except with pillows.