Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011


I've been working at Disneyland as a caricature artist for about 8 months now (been working in the park for about 3 years), and I realized I haven't taken many pictures of my work. I wish I could show how much I've progressed over the past couple of months. Each day at work is fun and interesting since I get to meet and paint people from all over. I'm really lucky to be working here, and it's such great practice!

This picture was a special request. It was their 2nd year anniversary, and they wanted to be standing outside of the castle in their wedding attire. I accidentally deleted the finished product, and I'm bummed out! It came out really vibrant with green grass, a pink castle and bright fuschia, violet and red flowers. It took about 2 hours to finish. (they didn't stay the whole time, they just left pictures for references.)
This adorable couple was visiting from mexico. I absolutely loved their hats! Took about 40 minutes.

She was visiting from Utah. She told me to give her a "California Tan" haha! approximately 15 minutes.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Meet Lacey

Having some fun with a new character, Lacey. She's silly, adventurous and her favorite food is ice cream.

In Class Doodle

This is a quick doodle I did today in class. This boy is fierce! I'll probably angle his arm and axe a little bit to make it look more dynamic.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Poseidon's Lair?

Here is my finished painting for project 2 for my advanced digital illustration class. It was supposed to be Poseidon's Lair, but looking at it now, I feel like it looks way too feminine. I don't really get a sense of Poseidon, the god of the sea and earth shaker. haha. I'm glad I realized this once I finished with the painting. Oh well. This is due tomorrow and I don't think I'll have time to create a new painting......... This is me bi-failing.

All Good Things,


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

quick sketch

A quick sketch of a viking! My friend Jennifer asked me if I'd be interested in making a painting for an upcoming show next month, and the theme is Vikings and Marauders. Fun!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tiny Dancer

Developing a character. She is a ballerina in the distant future, a time where humans have mutated and adapted to environmental conditions due to hundreds of years of pollution, nuclear war, drug abuse, and exposure to toxic chemicals. Since it's in the future, I'll probably re-design the costume to make it more futuristic looking. This was hand drawn, scanned, and toned in digital water on Corel. Enjoy!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

chicken, re-visted!

I finally started painting this sketch that I did a while back for illustration friday. I think I'm going to be taking this one to finish and hopefully it'll be going in my portfolio. I'm still struggling with the feathers of the chicken, and have lots of refining to do. I like how it looks as if the boy and his chicken are on fire though! Go, chicken! GOOO!!!

- M

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Illustration Friday topic of the week is: swarm

I guess I'm cheating for this week's illustration friday project, since I'm re-using a painting that I finished about 2.5 months ago. But I think it fit really well with the topic of the week "swarm".
This painting is based on a dream that I had a couple of years ago. I was running through an open field, and a swarm of bees started following me, and slowly started to take over my body. I kept running faster and the bees transformed into beautiful flowers. I painted this in acrylic on illustration board. I hope you enjoy it!