Monday, November 04, 2013

more board game fun

Here are a couple game boards I designed for Lakeshore Learning Materials last year. The centers were left blank for a plastic dice popper thingy to be added during production. I think that dragon is my favorite.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Flameo Hotman

I'm working on a couple of fun projects right now, but I can't show them until next year. mew. But that's OK, cuz I have plenty of lunch bags to post! Here's some Avatar: The Last Airbender fun.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rainy day in the city

Published in Highlights High Five Magazine - March 2013. 

* For anyone who's asked or wondered... I sketch by hand on paper/tracing paper (normally at a smaller size than the final will be printed). I scan the finished sketch into Photoshop and clean it up a bit (if it needs it). Once the sketch is approved I then place it into Adobe illustrator, block in all my color (changing colors and object placements is so much easier in Ai), then export the file as a PSD with layers. In Photoshop I add textures and shading/highlights to give it that final pizzazz I like so much.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Having fun sketchin

Couple concept character sketches from a recent project.
(I hate watermarks but, you know...)

Monday, August 05, 2013

Evelyn's Temple Testimony

I painted these with watercolor for the January 2013 issues of The Friend and Liahona magazines. The last 'Find It' image was colored in Adobe Illustrator. Here are the sketches and story layout:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Friend Magazine Cover - February 2013

Illustrating the cover of The Friend was SO GREAT!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I'm not a morning person. Never have been. But I married a teacher (almost a whole year ago!) and now I wake up at 6:30am. 
I mean, I used to stay UP until about that time. Ok, not really, but 4am was most commonly my bedtime.

Anyways, I get up to make him a lunch every morning and send him off with a kiss and a "Have a good day at schoooool!" Most days I pack his lunch in a little cooler, but about once a week I make a special brown bag. This one was inspired by his marching band (He teaches high school band and choir) 

Friday, April 26, 2013

A good ol' birthday party

Published in Highlights High Five's September 2012 issue.