Monday, December 22, 2008

Dog Crazy

Alright, so..I'm in Florida and pretty much dead tired from traveling. My brother has been talking about getting a great dane in the near future, so I naturally thought about what kind of dog would be nice for myself. Since then I've gone a little dog crazy. I love dogs and animals in general and would absolutely adore a career where art and animals collided. Just being around dogs all day would make me happier than a hippo flipping a boat of flabby tourists.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Grades

Finally got all of my grades. 1 a, all b's, 1 c+.
Its been a very tough semester, two heavily based character design classes and two professional practice classes. I learned alot, gained many new skills and sharpened the ones I have now.
One more semester to go, more marketing and portfolio prep.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Finals Over

I am sitting in my very last class. By tomorrow I can start recuperating. On Monday I start a series of 19 illustrations for a coloring book. Right now, I am just happy it is almost over.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Finals Week.

Its finals week. So far I have almst all of my boards done for Illustrative drawing. I have one or two to had. Next will be printing...20...11x17 pieces. I might have to buy ink.
Then there is character design which is due wed and is a very large project.
I have a portfolio of poetry to turn in Tuesday, reminds me a need to write an artist's statement for it. Plus a biographical paper on an american illustrator due wed. Then Iprsent my branding and site on thursday.
So, it is a lot to take in.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just working- Rotty in Illustrator.

Back to Work

Getting ready for the final stretch of this semester. My schedule with be very hectic as I try to get things done. I'm really going to need to eat right and stay calm. Hopefully. I can't wait for christmas break.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Pretty busy travel day and feasting. I'll be traveling until Friday night. Then i'm doing homework.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thinking over..

Thinking of redesigning my site.
I've been harboring a secret desire to create an off-shoot branch of my website designed around dogs and my love of them. I'm still toying with it. Probably will design it just in case I stick with it. Still pondering which dogs to choose in my theme.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Did not get the freelance job. I'm still going to develop my dog characters and maybe draw a series of illustrations about one of my family dogs. Though, I do have some fun with my cat as well. We'll see.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Getting ready to work

Been getting things together to do my projects. I'm starting on my chess pieces and getting my professional practice materials. I'm going to need to focus on a particular type of illustration soon. I really need to work.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not Very Productive

Today is an unproductive day. Mostly because I'm sick. I really need to work on my dimensional illustration piece. I also need to make some pieces for my site. But, can't do it today.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dog Freelance

That children's book is about dogs so I was asked to draw a rotty. I really love the breed.
I hope I am able to give life to this project.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Just updating...

I'm looking into doing some freelance on a children's book. I contacted the person doing the book, just waiting for a reply. Would be nice to do.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Too Busy for Me

This semester has been killing me. The work load is so varied and weighted, it has been a rush just to get homework in on time. I'm sadly falling behind a little. I'm beginning to work on a chess set/series for myself. I'm still trying to get through professional practice without getting low marks. I am looking forward to getting to christmas break and try some new things. Just need some time to myself.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Needing to Work

I have been needing to seriously work on portfolio pieces it is not even funny. I'm hoping to start a series about dog breeds soon. I hope I can get through my classes and start my OWN projects soon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Website- still working

Ok. So it was suggested that instead of making individual poetry pages on my site, I could just like them to archives in my blog. So poetry is going to be placed on my blog for linking.

Poem- Equal and Opposite

Sharp blade
Leashed behind an ivory cage
Pink thread to hold back
All sounds
From all ears

The soft caterpillars
Crawl slow
Deep trails
To the tender ribs
Unleashing laughter

Mirrors twitch
Then settling
On the screen

His words hit truth
With a open fist

His touch tastes
Every giggle from my sides

His sight scents
Troubles in my face

He stands on the scale
To keep me
On track.

Monday, October 27, 2008


My website layout is up.
I just need to do a good amount of scanning and put my art into the space holder graphics.
It should turn out nicely in the end.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Still working

I'm still working on my website, finalizing the layout and graphics. My biggest task to fit in sometime in the next couple of weeks is scanning my work to put up in my gallery pages.
There are plenty of sketchbook pieces to put up, not much in the way of design or full color pieces. I'm hoping by Christmas I'll have more to work with. I'm thinking of redesigning company mascots for a project for myself. The Petland safari mascot is the one I'm working on now. We'll see from there.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Biz Card and Splash page

This is my biz card. I added the big bad wolf as always. My info will be placed to the left, in the green space.

This is my splash page. Its the first page you'll go to when you type in my site address.


This was my secondary logo. He appears every so often.

My primary logo. I really enjoyed making this.

Starting Out- Branding

When first starting to brand myself, I found it extremely challenging. For weeks I had no ideas as to how to go about it. One day, while reading a comic series called Fables, a thought struck me. Fairy tales! I love fairy tales and myths, so I began to think over which story I enjoyed the most and which character I loved. I came to the conclusion that I enjoyed Little Red Riding Hood, but the character I loved best was the wolf. From there on out the Big Bad Wolf of the fairy tale world became my mascot, logo, and main graphic image. I'll be posting what I have so far of my branding and web design. Check out my site when I finally finish it: www.big
For now though, it is still in development. Enjoy.