Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Okay, so I guess the title of this show is changing from "Character a Day" to "Character every so often". At any rate, here's another - she's a spring/forest elemental of some sort. She was supposed to be the spring counterpart to the Autumn girl I did previously. She was about 3 hours in photoshop plus an hour or so in sketch form.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Character number twenty. I scrapped so many character beginnings today, just wasn't at the top of my game, but I came out of it at least with this little pikeman dude. He's a bit sketchy and he's kind of vomit-colored but I dig the pose. About 2-3 hours in photoshop.
I feel like i should add some environments to my portfolio. I was thinking of doing an environment a day after I get to character number 30, but that also might drive me insane.


Decided to do a revamp of Gazib, who was an anthro gazelle character in my webcomic in highschool. He was not at all african-looking before, which made no sense, so in this version he's kind of a combination of a Masai warrior and a Kudu bull. Definitely had fun revisiting my old character - might do that with some of the other anthro characters I used to draw :B About 3-4 hours in photoshop, based on a pen sketch.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Apparently I can't count. My redo of 13 totally threw me off. Without further ado, Char 18. She's a lady version of this HoN character by my coworker Bruce. Might take her into 3D. Took maybe 6-8 hours from start to finish, but there's also a back view. Might post a more finished version later. Woot.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Yikes! 14 characters in like 20 days. Trying to get back on track.
Here's a sort of arabian/north african warrior guy inspired by the character Jaffa in Hidalgo. Am fascinated by all things arabian/turkish/persian, but not so much in a crazy bepierced Xerxes kind of way. He needs a little detail or pattern or something, not sure.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Char 13 redux

Decided to paint up one of the previous C.A.Ds. Trying to get better at stylized rendering. Took about 3 hours to polish, i think, in photoshop.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


UGH! I know, I know, I have been bad about posting...I've been drawing, trust me! Anyway, here's a sneak peak of an illo i have spent a week or so on, it may or may not be related to a graphic novel coming soon :3

Monday, November 22, 2010

we'll be right back..

Took the weekend off from character-a-day, still shaking off plaguey remnants. Might start posting concept material every day instead of characters if I decide to pursue a graphic novel project. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Number 16. Sorta more western cyberpunk than steampunk. He's like a cross between Van Helsing and Captain Harlock. Fear his redness! About 2 hours sketch + color in potatoshop. Tried to ink this one like some of the first characters but it kind of lost something in translation. I wonder where this experiment will lead me. :p

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Is the one i messed up from yesterday. Still pretty sketchy, but I think i'll end up spending way too many hours on it if i try to detail out all the tech. She's got some kind of crazy propulsion device. Anywayyys. Did like a 30 min thumbnail and then spent an hour sketching over the top of the thumbnail.


She's an armed escort! Get it? Nyuk nyuk.
A different steampunk char was taking a little too much time, maybe i'll post her tomorrow, so instead tonight i did this doodle of a steampunky redheaded western brothelgirl, kinda based on an old character. Took about an hour in photoshop.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Okay! Back in the game. Here's number 13. I decided this week is steampunk week. I figured if one of them went really well i might submit it for the latest CHOW over at conceptart.org. But steampunk is just fun anyhow.
Tried a cooler palette and didn't ink over my digital sketch. Yay!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Brief haitus to finish some freelance storyboarding. Characters back soon.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


He's kind of a rich philanthropist guy with a tinkering hobby :p And a fascination with minerals. I was inspired by the inventor/uncle character in Young Sherlock Holmes. Wanted to mess around with some different body types. About 1 hr 45 mins, all in photoshop.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Char 11. Generated by seventh sanctum's deity generator - he's the god of keys! 30 min sketch, 1 hour inks in photoshop.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Char number ten! Inspired by Seventh Sanctum prompt and also an old catguy character I had. The prompt was like, a confident anthro-cat spaceman. Mine looks more skittish, meh. Took about an hour and a half blue sketch + photoshop. I think my line quality is finally starting to go somewhere, although I don't like this one as much as the last two.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Number 9! He's a snooty victorian man. Inspired by my Eyewitness book on Costume history. I think he needs some checkered pants but I'm kind of lazy. 1-2 hours sketch + photoshop.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Number 8! She's a half-demon soldier. Guess I went the more friendly-demon route. Generated by S.S. Took about 1.5 hrs for sketch + inks. Pencil and photoshop. Trying some different things with line weight.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


If Puss 'n Boots were El Gato con Botas :) Apologies for any inaccuracies or stereotypes with the costume, I know nothing about authentic mexican costume/culture :< Inspired by a book of fairy tales at borders. 1 hr spent sketching a few poses, maybe two hours inking/coloring in photoshop.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Still one char behind. Autumn girl! Inspired by....autumn! Just a rough sketch, maybe 1 hr in photoshop.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Elizabethan man riding a Utahraptor. With a raptor. Lols. Generated by S.S., photoshop, took approx 5 hrs. Had to rush this a little, I'd really like to go back and detail this one out and render it out real nicely. Yay dinosaurs!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Number 4. Half-kitsune hunter. Generated by S.S. Sketch and photoshop, approx. 2 hrs. I like her hood!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Number 3. He's kind of a punk rock bard. With David Bowie eyeshadow? I'm not sure. Generated by S.S., took about 3 hrs in potatoshop.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Half-griffon dragoon. Description generated by seventh sanctum. 3-4 hrs in photoshop. :) Whew! Almost missed the deadline.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Trying to shake the artfunk. Been busy since graduation and have generally been neglecting personal projects or non-work stuff. That said, having a job is great, moving back to sonoma county is turning out to be better than i thought, and having a lovely boyfriend that I can sketch with is also quite excellent.
Anyway, to shake off the crud i'm going to try to do one character design every day. Anything from a refined sketch to inks to full color - will try to really polish one per week - but it's just my way of staying practiced. A good way to get random character or beast ideas is by using the generators at Seventh Sanctum - they have everything from weapons to story generators to catboys to evil animal minions. Here's number one - she's a half-elemental warrior :p Hour or two in photoshop.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Where has teh Kelly been O_O

Oh man. I'm one of those horrible people that doesn't post for a year, and then wonders why no one pays attention to my blog. Hahahahahah. Well, I graduated, so, busy busy busy. I got myself a jorb-a-jorb at S2 Games as a texture painter, doing some storyboarding on the side, got my own place, livin' the life, etc etc. I just finished my online Character Design class today with Ryan Woodward, which I HIGHLY recommend. Anyway, here's a few of the stuffs I've been working on in the last few months (read: semesters). I'll try to be better about it :/

Character turnarounds + facial expressions + lineup

Leperchaun dude

Caricature homework

Inspector Guy. I seem to keep drawing this same generic red-haired guy, maybe I should make a comic about him.

Monday, March 1, 2010

gigantic crap filled post of crap and stuff and art

Or, "what I've been doing for the past few months while i was not posting blog updates". First up, stuff from the second half of CF3 with Chuck Pyle. I am sad not to have anymore clothed figure classes :( :( :( :(

If you're on facebook and the link doesn't work, try clicking here. Don't worry, there are no nekkid folks.

Next...stuff from 3D modeling for games. The bald guy is a highpoly mudbox-sculpted model, and the lady is a lowpoly game model, like 2k or some such amount. I am not cut out for 3D modeling.

Next...Advanced perspective stuff from this semester! Samurai, Geisha, and Noah. This class rocks my worlddddd.

My favorite perspective HW so far:

And here's my final for ill 2. It's an illustration from a Russian folk tale called the Fool and the Flying Ship.

And here's a poster for an upcoming play about a peace corps member who accidentally summons Ares, god of war: