Friday, August 31, 2007

Holy crap! I need to give some serious props to Lauren Faust and Deanna Marsigliese! Lauren was kind enough to feature my version of Mars on her blog and Deanna
wrote an awesome review of my book. You ladies are more rad than anyone has a right to be, thank you so much for taking the time to do that ^_~

While we're at it, props go out to Mustin, The OneUps and Final Fanboy - The OneUps played a very successful show at PAX this weekend and Mustin was spotted wearing one of my PugFish pins on his bass strap. PugFish will invade the dorky music scene ever so slowly, one nerd at a time! Do check out their music, if you like and understand all of the video game references that pop up in my artwork then you will love their music!

Not a lot of new art in this post but I can offer another Schala doodle.

I have my share of projects ramping up in the next few months, ranging from my first children's book to a character design for Mike Mattesi's newest book. I am also happy to announce that I will be "back in the saddle" as it were, designing My Little Ponies once more. So hopefully there will be many much eye candy to post after my extended vacation from all things Froggy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Galaxy Girls FANARTZ!

Visitng Lauren's Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls booth at SDCC was one of the highlights of the Con for me, and after she introduced Mars to me I kept having little images of her as a digital papercut popping into my mind. So here is the result of that venture. Mars has been my favorite planet since I was little and when I found out that Lauren's Mars was an artist, well, that just sold me. ;)

And now back to the work they pay me to do. Le sigh.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A moment for Popke

Odds are you've already seen this on my website, in my art book or somewhere else online, but it's getting re-posted here.

Popke (Pop-kee) is the red-eyed rascal on the left and she passed away tonight from a complication with mammary tumors. Rattie owners are all too familiar with those. .__. It's strange, because I haven't had Popke with me in over a year; my father is taking care of her and her sister (Puddin') in Boston because I thought it too risky to fly them out to California. Surgery wasn't an option with Popke (my Dad was unable to provide the aftercare) so we opted to keep her happy until things started to get tough for her. She was perky and ever-vigilant for Yogies right until the end.

I miss her little happy tail thrashes when you petted her lil head just right...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Despite a back injury I've been nursing for 4 days, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today, because I have freaking awesome friends who bring me groceries, cupcakes, songs and prayers. You're all too damn nice for your own good <3

So, having a lot of time on the couch means I have a chance to wander into the depths of my laptop's hard drive and find old but entertaining sketches like this:

Betta Pug and closed-mouthed Cuttle Pug and Blow Pug!

Myself and a co-worker as Purple and Brown... and he's got a case of pink-eye. Happens.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Post Its!

Since all the cool kids are doin' it, I started doodling on Post-Its at work with whatever office supplies were within arm's reach.

I like markers. Lots.

Oh yeah, then there's this. Explains all the kitties, huh?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Some more Schala fanartz, whipped up between asset creation at work. Those Zeal kids... such drama queens.

So how's my new site lookin'guys? Did everyone manage to find the sub-galleries OK?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Eek! I am a featured artist on! Please check out the site, it showcases a bunch of talented character designers working in all fields as well as a whole slew of well-lit life drawing reference photos! Hong busts his arse to put all this stuff online for artists to use, so mad props go out to him :)

I'm sorry I haven't had much new artwork to show, call it Comic-Con burn out I suppose. I promise more goods as soon as I can!