Bye Panda, Hi Trolls!

New year, new show- after roughly a year of working on Kung Fu Panda 3 (which comes out January 29), I’ve transitioned over to the next DreamWorks movie- Trolls!


I’m one of the Lighting coordinators for Trolls, which comes out this October. I can’t say too much about it, but I can say it’s an adorable, colorful musical starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. If that doesn’t win you over, then I dunno what will.

To usher in this new movie, I made a felt pencil case for Lighting’s laster pointers, since we use them all the time in Dailies and they deserve better than a beaten-up plastic case:

In the trolls’ forest village, everything has a hand-made look, like it’s all made out of felt, pom-poms, and suede. So I made a bright, forest-y felt case to match!

Going back to Panda- Variety just released this positive review of Kung Fu Panda 3 this week. Hopefully more will come rolling in soon. In the meantime, buy your tickets for January 29 and take a look at Po with some baby pandas:






Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Animation Projects, Uncategorized


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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy belated New Year!

Just got back from vacation. Lots of eating and presents, not a lot of drawing. But it’s 2016 now, and that will change if I follow my New Year’s resolution. Instead of just telling myself I’ll draw more, I’ve gone more specific and decided I would draw more characters. Characters from my book, books I’m reading, books that others are writing. We’ll see how it goes.

First up is a character from a book that I’m currently reading- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’m really enjoying it so far, and came across one young character who had a particularly interesting description. She’s unnamed as far as I’ve read. Here’s her description:

“She is standing in the middle of the path between the tents, just standing there as though she is waiting for him. She looks to be about his own age, and she wears what can only be called a costume, as they certainly aren’t normal clothes. White boots with lots of buttons, white stockings, and a white dress made from bits of every fabric imaginable, scraps of lace and silk and cotton all combined into one, with a short white military jacket over it, and white gloves. Every inch from her neck down is covered in white, which makes her red hair exceptionally shocking.”


The description is coming from a ten year old boy, and the character gives off a more serious vibe, so I decided not to go too crazy or over the top with her patchwork dress. Would have drawn in the white gloves, but this pose seemed to fit her pretty well.

If you have any suggestions on what books to read once I’m finished with the Night Circus, or characters I should draw, comment!

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Posted by on January 4, 2016 in Drawings


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Sketchdump Dos

Will probably have more of these as I keep drawing things that don’t really fit into a certain category.

This go-round: testing out the theory that skulls help you understand face construction, and drawing a few facial expressions from the Avatar comics (way easier to replicate than the Saga comics, with their chunky inking style).


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Posted by on December 13, 2015 in Drawings, Uncategorized


Sketch Dump

Shout-out to all those who run in leotards for hours to put together reference poses.

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Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Drawings


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Pop Funko Prince Zuko

This is what I spent my Sunday on:


For reference, this is Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender:


I’ve already made a PopFunko Aang, so I’ll need to post a photo of them together, as they’re pretty adorable.

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Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Uncategorized


An Iron Man Apron!

I’ll be real, I went a little overboard on the crafting this weekend. This is what I spent all day Saturday on:


I made the apron out of red cotton and a scrap of shoelace-style ribbon I had lying around. After some futzing with a black-fabric-over-white-fabric idea for the reactor, I ended up just drawing it on a white cotton circle with Sharpie and sewing it on. If you can find a patch or an iron-on, that may look better. The gold bars are just gold cotton patches sewn on.

Will post next about what took up my whole Sunday…

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Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Uncategorized


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New Favorite: Mikasa

Another day, another woman who can destroy people:


(Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan)

I generally don’t draw anime characters, so I’m not used to the mile-long legs and torsos…and don’t even ask me how their gear works. Ack.

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Posted by on November 3, 2015 in Drawings


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