Monday, May 09, 2011

I put a spell on you...

Just a few sketches from a work in progress.  Shamans, spirits?  What more could you ask for. :)  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Go Pippi!

Whoa, it's been a long, long time since I've posted anything.  Well, here's something I've been working on to help fill that void...Pippi Longstocking (my take on her at least).  I've been having a  lot of fun with this project and hope you readers out there enjoy it, too!  

Below are some character designs for a variation of the Pippi Longstocking story.  It takes place in the Andean Mountains, a bright and colorful culture, and includes big brother Adelmo, which means noble protector, his little sister Evita, a.k.a. Evie,  Pippi, and Rhenna - Pippi's pet.  Being orphans, Adelmo carries the weight of looking out for Evie and is always with his special walking stick left behind by his parents.  He's responsible, wary of his surroundings, but still youthful and loves his little sister.

Evie, on the other hand, is a curious little girl.  She is playful, eager to explore, sometimes stubborn, but surely looks up to Adelmo, whom she calls Addie for short.

As the story takes place in the Andes, Pippi's adventurous, confident, and ever-so-powerful character is explored as a gaucho who comes into the ordinary lives of Adelmo and Evie.

Pippi is accompanied by her pet, Rhenna, whom she encountered in Rhenna's native Andean wilderness and immediately befriended.  Rhenna is a bit clueless, fearful, yet loyal enough to endure Pippi's wild adventures.

That's all folks...thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 29, 2010

A little quicky...

A quick little exercise to fill in the absence on this page...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Show and Tell...

I've never gotten around to showing the stuff that I do at work, so here goes! The postings below show some of the art/concepts I developed (left side) for internal and external product lines and how they look (right side) once they're all sculpted, painted, and ready to be marketed and sold at gift stores like Hallmark. I worked on these products earlier this year. I've got more to post, so stay tuned!

Product Line: Tusk

Product Line: Mwah! (Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers)

Product Line: Mwah! (Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers)

Product Line: The Wizard of Oz, Copyright of Warner Bros.
Project: 70th Anniversary Character Shoe Collection. Each shoe was inspired by the Wizard of Oz characters...can you tell which is which?
(You can see how the rest of the shoes turned out here.)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
(All images in this post are copyright of Westland Giftware, Inc. unless otherwise noted.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What a dump...

People are so exciting at the airport...enjoy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fuzzy eyes...

Yesterday I had to get my eyes checked and so had my pupils dilated before my doctor saw me. I had to wait for quite a while, got bored, so decided to try to sketch a bit, even though everything was fuzzy looking. Here was the outcome... a bunch of heads. =P Not bad? Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Little lovebirds...

Nothing too fancy here...just a sweet little card. Enjoy! :)