Tuesday, October 18, 2011

new mini blog

Hey folks, it's time for me to simplify and change up formats, so I'm phasing this 'ol gal out and I've started up a new little tumblr page for my sketches, blogging, and the like. You can subscribe via RSS, tumblr, or any reader. So from now on look for updates over at http://pettapiece.tumblr.com/

Hope to see you there.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

dragon dance

Another editorial illustration for the folks at Denizen magazine. Read the article here.

As usual, I never seem to be able to plan the time I'd like to devote to these illustrations. This one fell right during the 4th of July weekend and I still had hot dog in my teeth and sparkler dust in my hair when I finished it up. In the end this forced a simpler, tighter shot composition, which I think actually worked to its benefit. Either way, I knew I wanted to draw a lion/dragon dance costume for this, and I had a lot of fun just making shapes. I could probably zone out and draw patterns & shapes all day.

Bonus: I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 over the weekend which was beautiful and full of great action. Recommended!

The initial colored sketch.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Messin' around in Flash last night with some character sketching...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a big bushy beard

This guy has been lying on my desktop for weeks giving me the stink eye and waiting to be finished...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

denizen mag

Here's a little editorial illustration I did the other day for the folks at Denizen online magazine. You can see and read the article right here. Big thanks to Elaina for bringing me on board the illustration team.

I didn't get to dedicate as much time as I would have liked to this, but I was glad for the brain stimulation/challenge. I actually had fun drawing in the travel-themed background, a real field day with google image search let me tell you. Having text to adhere to and coming up with a concept was a needed change from my recent creative sluggishness. Gotta get more freelancing under my belt so this pokémon can evolve. Keep on the lookout.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

sneaky peek

Turns out I wasn't dead, I just hadn't posted in a very long time here. Sorry if you lost a bet over it.

Here's a little in-progress peek at what I'm up to... stay tuned.

Friday, January 14, 2011

mug gremlin

My mugs keep disappearing at work. I suspect mug gremlins.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

yeti yoyo

A hint of things to come...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Owl sketch in photoshop, just playing around with shapes.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

baboon 2: the coloring

He looks untrustworthy to me.