Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fish Revival

A few months ago I shot a promo for Tualatin Valley Public Television
here in Beaverton using a song and a puppet that I made. I got an email today from the station requesting another episode. 
I should probably start getting something together. 
I think I'll keep them short at 5 to 10 minutes long. 
They take a long time to edit!

Ahhhh, finally finished!

Dog art was approved, and now I can start on a new project.

I have a couple new things on the horizon. I want to start on either a comic or children's book. I also have a painting series in mind. Now, I have to get off of my butt and actually do what I have in mind. That's the toughest part!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gray Dog

The gray dog is a no go.  I'm going to switch to brown to see if that is acceptable.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


The last dog sketch was approved. They want it colored in (for an additional fee). So here is what I sent for approval today. They wanted the dog to be gray. I tried to keep in line with colors of their site that they want it for.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dog Sketch 3

Progress! They said the last sketch was a big step in the right direction. I guess the character has a whole back story. I wasn't aware of that. They said to give him an apron, plump him up, and reverse his arms (as far as what they are carrying). We'll see if this one is a go, so I can move on to a new project. Worked another 13 hour day, so I am exhausted. Drawing at home is more fun than designing for boxes.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kansas City

We hung this painting up in our bedroom that I did a couple of years ago. It has no frame, and we thought that it would hurt a lot less if it fell on us in an earthquake than the previous metal framed wedding photo that we had. This was my big state fair painting winner. I should enter it in the Oregon state fair. Probably more competition here than in Sedalia.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Birthday card for my friend at work. I was going to color it, but ran out of time.

Dog Treat Fun

So, I am working on some concept art for this company that makes homeade dog treats. I've gone through a couple of rounds of sketches so far. The first round they said was too skinny and the hands and feet were too human like. They also said it looked like the grinch. Okay, I get it. Now that I look at it, I understand.

So, the next drawing is much portlier with big paws, and friendlier expression. It was also drawn with a pencil verses the WACOM tablet. The pencil on plain old paper makes a more exciting  drawing (better line work I think.) Hopefully the second sketch is a go. It's good to have a brutally honest customer.