Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Illustration Friday - Mask

Friday, November 17, 2006

Kids Menu

I just did this piece as part of a kids menu at a pizza place called Brickoven. It's the first one in a series I am to do.

I like Squirrels!!!!

I was inspired by this blog I saw by Elizabeth Siegel http://esillustration.blogspot.com/ She has a really cool style and is obsessed with squirrels. A couple years ago I was fasinated by squirrels as well and included them in my comic strips for awhile. I haven't drawn one for quite some time and so I did up this little thing.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Illustration Friday- smoke

I made this awhile ago for an assignment in an illustration class but I figured it fit for this weeks subject of smoke.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Illustration Friday- Wind

I had alot of fun playing around with the textures on this one.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Illustration Friday-Ghost
I was thinking about how the symbol for a ghost is this white rounded blob that kind of has a human form (like Casper the friendly ghost) and how a large amount of the postings on the I.F. site used that symbol. This is my attempt to make fun of that a bit.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Illustration Friday- Smitten

I found this website called http://www.illustrationfriday.com from my friend Mike Laughead, basically they give a random word and each person makes an illustration by Friday. Anyways here is my first one.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I feel like I got Nellies look down a little bit more to what I want, now to put her in flash and animate her, that and develope the other characters as well

Here are some eariler sketches of Nellie

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Here are some character sketches of Nellie, the main character in an animation I am working on called 'Christmas Every Day'. If you like one of the the designs post a comment

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Here is my first sketch- I thought I would create a sketch blog to incourage me to draw more.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

The progess of my comics are coming along, soon when I get it to where I want it I will start showing it around and getting link ups and stuff. Anyway that is where I am at

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Reflections on the power of thought
I have been reading alot in the past 8 months and one of the things that I have read about it the power of our thoughts and how we attract into our lives that which we think about. Now at first glance it might be one of those things that sounds good in theory but not something you actually believe happens with very much effect. Well I've noticed it to be very true in my life and here are some examples in my life.
The first thing that happened that started to help me see this principle in my life was at my job as a delievery driver. Over all we get pretty good tips and not getting tipped happens but only a few times in an entire month and rarely twince in a row. Anyway one day I went three days staight, about seven delievers with no tip, nothing. It was freakishly wierd, like this never happened to anyone and I wanted to know why it happened to me. I then recalled hearing about how you attract what you think about. Well I was playing the vitim, I was getting attention from the employees "Ah man that sucks it's your third day in a row of no tips!" As bad as it sucked I was getting attention. Anyway I changed my thoughts and said to myself "okay it's time to start getting tips again and I am going to make alot to make up for this drought. The next trip I delievered to this guy who told me "Oh we already got our order sorry." Apparently someone had printed off two of the same orders. In my mind I was saying "oh this is unbelieveable, it's happening again" But I changed my thoughts and decided to trust it was going to work out. The man called my manager and asked for a discount, he said he would pay 40 of the 60 the order cost since he still had more employees. My manager said "I tell you what, the order was a mess up that we would just throw away so why don't I give it to you if you give what you would have paid to my driver, he has been having so really bad luck. So I got a 40 dollar tip on a order that could have easily gotten me nothing. That was just the start.
I have always kept that lesson in mind and I usually get pretty good tips. Anyway I have been trying it again but with more intent. At the start of the day I say some kind of statement to my self. One day I said, I would really like to get 40 dollars in tips, 30 is okay but I want 40 (this is for a two hour shift). Anyway my first order was a 40 dollar tip, just like that, it blew me away and I got some other really good tips so I got alot more than 40.
The past couple of weeks I have been doing a more general type of thought like "I get really good tips" and then I just trust that it will work out. Some times someone gives me a bad tip but then next three will be really good totally making up for it. On alot of my orders I have been getting 20 percent tips which for what I used to get on average (10 percent).
Another day I was reading one of my books that said to tell yourself "I am finanical abundant" and so I said it. That day I delievered a five hundred dollar order. What usually happens is the person will tip like 20 or 30 dollars which is good but not even 10 percent. Anyways, through some kind of mix up the guys business partner signed for the food and gave me a hundred dollar tip. "It's not my card" he said - Amazing.
And then one time I was thinking how I was lucky to have gotten a 50 dollar order instead of a 20 dollar order that I could have gotten. I thought "Of course maybe I am getting cocky, I wouldn't be surprised to only get a dollar from this person." I forgot about that thought until the lady gave me a dollar for the tip. I quickly started to try and change my thoughts to be more positive. I must have been doubting a little because I started getting really bad tips or no tips. I thought, oh no it's happening again. I realized that I had been doubting. Anyway, I changed that and things returned to normal.
This past week has been really quite amazing as far as tips. It's like my job as been this practice field were I get to see the results of my thoughts. I guess the next step is to apply what I have learned to my life and start to see other things happen.