Monday, December 29, 2008

christmas plush

So, these were those christmas presents I was totally bragging about awhile ago. Since it is now post-xmas, I can post them. The first one is a happy spray paint can for Justin's youngest brother, Alyx. (He does a lot of work with spray paint.) The second is a cat plush based off an awesome character his other brother, Josh, created. The last, of course, is for Justin, as it's his lonely dinosaur protagonist, Gwango.

These were a lot of fun to make, and some were pretty friggin' complicated, but it was an excellent challenge. I feel like I really need to push my work otherwise I'll get stuck in a rut of what I like to make, as opposed to what I can make. So, yeah, if you wanna give me a challenge, draw me something and I'll try to turn it into a plush.

I also finished my sketchbook, so I'll scan some stuff and post that soon, too. But for now, here's a picture from my christmas trip to San Diego/Temecula/Palm Springs. If this doesn't scream awesome Christmas vacation, I don't know what does.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Goodbye 2008.

More plush, just in time for the holidays. I'm rolling out tomorrow for "T-Town" (Thanks to Kevin) and a fabulous Christmas away from the city of (Homeless) Angels, thus, I won't be updating the rest of the week. But I will be making things, so the new year should bring plenty of plush and sketchbooky goodness.

In other news: Today was our second trip to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (I swear to all that is holy that man only has one outfit, and it is ALL DENIM) to premiere our newest short, 2008's Year in Review. It's got a unique style, very dirty and cut-up, I enjoy it quite a bit. Everyone at JJ worked their butts off on it, so you should check it out somewhere around...

Oh yeah, and the guest was Robin Williams. I'm pretty sure he's actually insane. But he dances, so that's okay.

P.S. I can't believe another year has rolled by! Crazy!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

collab model drawing and sticky fun

Some stickers I made oh-so long ago for my senior GIC portfolio night- I had some left over (somehow) and decided to pop them into purchases from my etsy shop. Good times.

The other pieces of scans from my sketchbook- this week at figure drawing Devin & I collab'ed on some sweet draw-rings. Each of us would draw for a minute, then switch.

The first thing Justin said when he saw them: "What the heck, the model was skinny!" Well, that's what you get when you only half-look at the model when drawing anyway.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

we'll high five all our cares away!

So, went to the Aquabats L.A. Holiday Concert last Friday and it was awesome. [You are so jealous, I know. ] There were monsters, pool toys, dancing, singing, jumping around like idiots, and a ton of super nice people everywhere. I wish the whole world was filled with Cadets, because they are always super nice. Plus, they played Super Rad, and everyone in the known universe sang along, which was just awesome.

I haven't been to a show since I was like, 17 or something ridiculous like that, so it was nice to not be an 23-year-old super granny homebody for one night.

Other than that, I'm back to updating the store before I go out of town for ze christmas-themed holidays. Expect cupcakes, elephants, and other things of that nature, because they are fun to make.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

slow decay... I won't stop fighting you...

Told ya I'd finally get some drawings and stuff up here! So these are all from my current moleskine... the third is a collage I did the last night of my class... some figure drawings from JJ wednesdays... I love drawing really fat women. I had to blow the contrast out on it in photoshop though, otherwise you couldn't see anything. The top two are just random spreads from the moleskine I liked. Now I promise I'll post more drawings and so forth.

Thanks to Ben for helping with the missing drivers and such.


Some plush, including my white elephant gift:

This fellow is now living with a co-worker's lady/fiance. I believe he has a happy home.

These other two (and the successive ones, because there will be more, I want a mini-elephant brigade) are going in the shop. You should buy them for people you like. Or stick pins in them and buy them for people you don't like?

Oh, and I finally got that usb cable I needed, so I'll scan some sketchbook stuff soon. And christmas plush... made a bunch of those, but obviously, they cannot be posted until after christmas or else the giftees will seeeeee. So you have to wait and see, too.

Friday, December 5, 2008

ballroom blitz!

Here's some new plushies I've been working on. The french fry doesn't have a name yet. You could help me with that? The pig is named William Hamilton.

Oh, it's been getting so hard
Livin' with the things you do to me, aha
Oh my dreams are getting so strange
I'd like to tell you everything I see

I'm reaching out for something...
Touching nothing's all I ever do
Oh, I softly call you over
When you appear there's nothing left of you, aha

Rock Band next Friday. Can you tell I'm excited?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So, it's nearly the end of the year. Where in the world did the time go? I've been at JJ now, for like, 4 or 5 months, and time just rolls by like you wouldn't believe. Anyhoooo. Life is great, I'm making plushies, and even better, people like them oodles, so yeah. Good times. Here's some new(ish) work:

In other news, I got a sweet holiday card in the making, and tomorrow is my last collage class, so I'll post that stuff soon too. And I definitely owe at least two of you letters (and I believe some of you owe me letters, a-HEM!) so expect those in the mail!