May 7 2013

Frog Prince

I finished my Frog Prince digital painting today. Pretty cut and dried. I inked one of the sketches from my May 1st. post in Manga Studio 4 and painted it in Photoshop CS3. I then added him to the logotype, created in illustrator and rendered in Photoshop.

frog prince, digital painting, cartoon frog


frog prince, digital painting, cartoon frog, storytime logo

Final Art for Storytime

May 1 2013

The Prince of Frogs

Working on some frog princification.

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketches, pencil, cartoon

Feb 3 2013

An Actual Doodle

Hey look, a for-real doodle on a for-real margin while talking on a for-real phone.

tiger doodle, pencil sketch, cartoon, portrait

I'm legit Bub

Jan 17 2013

Louie Louie

Been really rough lately, it’s all I got…

sketch, portrait, louie louie

oh no Me gotta go

Dec 20 2012


Razzle is an E.T. (Elf in Training). He recently found a stack of silver age comics in the back room of the workshop and now he is convinced he is destined to fight crime. He can be seen at night righting wrongs and thwarting evil, at least till his mom tucks him in.

Christmas elf, portrait, sketch, cartoon, Razzle

Evil beware the wrath of Razzle

Dec 19 2012


Nord was always a little bigger than his elven brothers so he never quite fit in. He worked the toy line and made quick work of it, breaking dozens of records even but his heart was never in it. No Nord loved snowboarding more than anything else, snowboarding and tending his secret green house. Well snowboarding, tending his secret greenhouse and eating lots of midnight munchies. Yeah that about sums him up.

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, cartoon

Nord gets the midnight munchies a lot

Note to self: perhaps Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother was not the best inspirational musical choice for elf drawing, just a thought. Hmm I’m feeling a bit peckish myself.

Dec 18 2012


This is Trinket. She’s working to modernize Santa’s workshop. She really has her work cut out. Most folks up north are very attached to doing things the good old-fashioned way. It may take some time but she is winning over hearts one gadget at a time. Think Santa will notice that smart phone she slipped onto his sled?

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, cartoon

Trinket's got big plans



Dec 15 2012


Pip showed up one day at Santa’s  workshop about 50 years ago and well, never left. No one knows what he does but everybody seems to like him. He’s very quiet & never says much, actually no one  can remember him ever saying a word but he seems happy enough and always smells of cinnamon.

Pip, Christmas elf, sketch, cartoon

Pip - glad your here


Dec 13 2012


Nod works in Legal Affairs, he doesn’t see much action, in fact he’s kinda bored so he has time to braid his whiskers.

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, Nod

Nod: North Pole Legal Affairs -stay awake Nod

Sorry about the crummy scan. I did this one up in a pocket sketch book with a mechanical pencil in very low light (while waiting for my daughters ballet to start) so the drawing is too delicate for me cheapo scanner.

Dec 12 2012


Grundy is Santa’s Sleigh Master. He ensures the Christmas sleigh is in tip-top shape year after year. He’s old school, who needs GPS or cruise control when you have 8 magic reindeer.

sketch, elf portrait, pencil, Christmas

Grundy, Santa's Sleigh Master