October 12, 2017

To Me, You Will Be Unique In All The World

An experiment with paint whilst trying to organize my digital brushes.  It's a favorite quote from "The Little Prince" and I wanted to do something with it for a while.

October 08, 2017

Lotsa Foxes

 Workin' out a fox design.

October 04, 2017

Little Red Door Kids

Honing the designs for the kids in The Little Red Door.

October 02, 2017

It's been a while!


Life is funny- even when its going well it still takes time to get used to the new way things are.  Nate's job keeps him away all day and half the night, and doing the day care thing is a big challenge for me and Tali.  I'm still finding my equilibrium, but I'm determined to finish up some personal projects and start posting regularly again.  I'll even be able to share what I'm working on now with the children's book, so be well everyone, and hope to draw atcha soon.

September 05, 2017

I've Been Sick

I know I've complained of rough weeks before, but these past few have been a real doozy.  Family stuff, work stuff, and then this virus came and knocked me and my little girl upside the head with a sledgehammer.  I'm just now starting to feel competent again, and the little one is being a monster which means she's feeling better.  After I finish my work commitments, I might have to take a break and really take care of myself.  This cycle of sick is no fun.

August 17, 2017

Showgirl Redraw


Doing some redraws to try and get warmed-up... Hopefully its obvious, but the first is new and the bottom one is old.

August 16, 2017

Minerva Mink Sketch

Welp, its been another round of life kicking me around for a bit and leaving no time for personal work, but I'm coming out on the other side of.  Had this sketch of Minerva Mink started for a while and just felt like finishing it.  Back to livestreaming some animation soon!

July 22, 2017

Li'l Red Door Characters

One of the jobs I'm working on right now is something I'm very excited about.  I've been contracted to illustrate a children's book for the very first time.  Its something I've always wanted to do, and I'm very grateful to Coy Bowles for bringing me on and writing such a cute story to illustrate.  So I may not be able to do my Daily Drawings for a while, but I think this will be worth it. :)

July 17, 2017

Girls Drawin' Girls Tarot Submission

My first collaboration with Girls Drawin' Girls- the GDG Tarot Deck.  My assignment was the Knight of Pentacles, so naturally I feel that is best represented by a barbarian warrior queen riding an alacorn.  I'm thinking Lisa Frank colors, too.  I have to turn this around quickly, so we'll see what we get!

July 07, 2017

The Question Fanart

Can't wait for my Steve Ditko books to arrive!  I'm going to back every Kickstarter campaign of his from now until the end of time.  Now time for a The Question fanart.

June 27, 2017

Talia Designs

Drawing Talia- time to step away and let these ideas rest.  

June 26, 2017

June 24, 2017

Storm Puppy

Nate is really good at finding interesting shapes in weird places.  He found this guy on our local weather radar- I now call him "Storm Puppy."  (Follow Nate @FosterHouseVFX on  twitter and instagram)

June 21, 2017

Swimmie Pinnie

Just finished up a big task!  Its been a minute since I've sketched for myself, so here's a pin up- of course.

June 07, 2017

Animaniacs Reboot!


I meant to comment on the news of a possible Animaniacs reboot the night I learned of it, but I've workfamilysick until this evening.  I was initially thrilled at the idea of Animaniacs coming back, but then I started thinking...

May 29, 2017

Hipster Bat Chick


Mermorial Day

Silly combo of #mermay and #MemorialDay.  Any way we can get #MermorialDay to be a thing?

May 26, 2017

Sad Grubby Merm

Grubby sketch to get back into the last days of Mermay.

May 16, 2017

Mama & Baby Cartoon Snippet

I was trying to get a cartoon finished in time for Mother’s Day but ran out of time.  I have to move on to actual work now, so here’s a snippet until I can get back to it.

May 11, 2017

Mom and Baby Designs

Working on some Mom and Baby designs...

Bird on the Brain

Still trying to come up with a good simple bird design...

Talia's Favorite Hat

Talia is growing too big for her favorite hat- try as she might to make it fit.

May 10, 2017

Mermay 2017

Catching up on my #Mermay sketches-a good warm-up from my livestream just now.

May 09, 2017

Derren Brown Sketch

I tried to sketch #DerrenBrown after seeing #Secret but I guess I got hypnotized into forgetting how to draw!  Ah well- I'm callin' it now.

Sketch Dump!

Sketch dump from the past few days? weeks?  I don't know. I just wish the Blogger app on my phone would stop crashing.












April 17, 2017

Back Pain Remedy- Yoga Ball

Trying to work out a back kink on the yoga ball.  Success level, 2.5 out of 10.

April 15, 2017

Jo's Crapbook: Episode 04- ReDraw Exercise



Made a Crapbook video out of my last Twitch livestream.  Look at me being all cross-platform like I know what I'm doing or something...

April 14, 2017

Best Current Live Action Batman

You know how everyone who loves Batman has a "my" Batman?  Well, "my" Batman will always be the BTAS Batman, and I never thought I'd see a live-action Batman that felt like "mine."  But we've been watching Gotham, and although it plays more like a penny dreadful than a Batman story, I have been super impressed with the kid who plays young Bruce Wayne.  I don't know if he's studied BTAS, if he's intuitive, or if he get's good direction, but this guy is spot on with his mannerisms and the silhouettes that he strikes.  Maybe in a few years I will get to have "my" Batman in live action after all!

April 11, 2017

Be Positive for Tee

A little Tee for Tee Bosustow, who is currently in chemotherapy.  Be Positive, and stay strong!  
Here is the link to his treatment fund: https://www.youcaring.com/teebosustow-781066
And here is Tee’s passion project, the ultimate doc about the UPA animation studio: http://www.theboingheardroundtheworld.com/marquee.html

April 08, 2017

School Marm Redraw!

"School Marm" 2007

"School Marm" 2017
I make mistakes, but sometimes I can't see them until I've have a little time to breathe.  In this case, it was ten years.  I want to continue to revisit old drawings that are terrible but have a little note of something I like, and see if I can redraw them to be more successful.  Its kinda a fun exercise!

March 27, 2017

Top Ten Cartoon Crushes



Well, its finally done, in all its lack of glory!  I meant for this to be a Valentine's Day video, but what was supposed to be a weekend project just turned into a months-swallowing video monster.  And as we all know, I can't leave a project undone no matter how ill-advised it is.  But it was educational, and the next time I attempt a video like this I know what I need to do differently.  So here you go internet, just what you've always wanted: another list video!  But at least now I am free to start on projects that actually matter.  Like taxes.  Ug.  Sometimes being an adult is the worst.

March 24, 2017

Launchpad McQuack.

Blah blah blah still no video you know the drill.  Its the Launchpad McQuack.