Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ho ho ho

Christmas Cat wishes you a Merry Christmas.
Since this year has been filled with so many cats.

Off for Christmas Vacation with family on Friday.

also here is a Picture of the two Christmas cards I made this year. one for work and one for play.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

its just an ordinary rabbit

A quick painting update.
Been sick, and drawing cute animals to make myself feel better.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Cats in Space - the Cat

The Cat
Feline Sapien, Red Dwarf

The humanoid descendant of the modern house cat, Frankenstein.
Human in appearance, the Cat still exhibits cat-like behaviour . Excessively vain and cool.

Demonstrated in  the youtube clip below.

Been waiting to add the Cat to this list for a while. I still get way too much enjoyment from watching Red Dwarf. :D

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cats in Space - Spot

Star Trek

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

calculating the optimum time to start a conversation

Trying a different process with this illustration.
This one was painted in greyscale first. Colour was added after the illustration was finished in grey.

Will probably continue working in this way for a bit. It is nice to get the illustration figured out before adding the challenge of colour.

This also forces me to be way more organized with my layers in photoshop (in my personal work). :D

below is the greyscale version

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cats in Space - Jake

 Jake (aka Zunar-J-5/9/Doric-4-7)
 The Cat From Outer Space

 An extraterrestrial cat who is stranded on Earth when his flying saucer crash lands. His collar lets him talk to humans and gives him telekinetic abilities.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cats in Space - Jones

crewmember of the Nostromo, Alien

Jones earned the survivor award for outliving nearly all his human shipmates in a hostile alien encounter.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cats in Space - Félicette

The original Astrocat.
This is Félicette, the first cat sent into space (France), 49 years ago from this day. 

She is cat number one, for the Cats in Space Hall of Fame.

It wouldn't be right to not include her.

Her space exploits total approximately 15 minutes. Pioneering the way.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cats in Space Hall of Fame

So lately I have been painting portraits of brave Cats who have journeyed into the final frontier.

The Cats in Space Hall of Fame will be appearing in its entirety in the "Cats in Space" zine I have been working on.

I will be posting a new Cat weekly for the next while, starting next week.

If anyone has a favourite cat from space you think deserves to be commemorated, let me know so I can include them in the Hall of Fame.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Well hello there

In-betweeen drawings of cats, I sometimes work on other things. This is a family portrait I did recently.These are some awesome people I work for (well the dog and little girl make some appearances too..). I think painting the kid and all the goggles were the most fun parts. 

It was a hard decision, what type of dino-robot to paint, but you can see what won in the end.
Note that there are no cats at all in this picture. This was a challenge.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cats in Space

Cat-drawing update.

Cat's in Space  will be zine number two. The contents are still a mystery, but after having a encouraging response to C is For (cat) (Thank you for bombarding me with cat stories and photos. Love it). I really want to make more little books. 

This one will not be an activity book, but I still want to make a new papercraft for the end of the book. I have started building an army of paper kittens from the last zine, but it's not enough.
Should be ready for Canzine in October (Hopefully :D)

Monday, August 6, 2012


Hi there!

Man this summer has just been flying by.
Here are some Mass Effect portraits I just finished up.
Felt like drawing some aliens basically. And, snuck jack in there because she is super fun to draw (with her gigantic lips). Going to hopefully conclude my playthrough of Mass Effect soon. Still have yet to play through number 3, but I will get there eventually. (Mainly just me being stubborn and not wanting to use Origin...)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

C is for...

Woo! Finished my first zine.

Since I have officially entered crazy-cat-ladydom, I felt compelled to create a book dedicated to cats. Also, it is an activity book because I think activities are cool and oh so fun. (who says they are just for kids! ) Every book has a unique, hand-coloured button on front. So many kinds of cats!

I'll post some sample illustrations later. Some of my favourites include a cat-icorn, gamer cat and a make-it-yourself papercraft kitten.

I REALLY like making these sorts of Activity illustrations, so will likely cook up another project like this soon. Maybe something with more Professor Layton-like puzzles.

It is available on etsy now. If you are a crazy cat lady like me, or just like stupid drawings of cats, check it out.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


:D now we can make buttons and magnets like all the cool kids.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Professor Layton and the Secret Admirer

So I am sort of, kind of in love with Professor Layton.

I picked up Professor Layton and the Last Specter a little while ago, it it has rekindled my affection for the Professor Layton series and its puzzle-loving residents.
The quirky characters in every game always make me happy. Such fun drawings. :D

Friday, April 20, 2012

To the Max!

Cat Portrait, the Crazed-eyed Cat, Max Sweet Potato (Yamchops).

The other kitty Nik and I adopted a little while back.
The crazy one.

His favourite things are chasing his tail, attacking the mouse on computer monitor, attacking pencils when someone is trying to draw, stealing his brothers food, and flaying his favourite toys. Demands attention by shoving his face into your hand.

Favourite place to sleep: my keyboard, second to the inside of our couch.

Monday, April 16, 2012

the pumpkinator

Cat portrait, Pumpkin Chai Latte.

One of the kitties Nikola and I adopted from the cat rescue a few months ago. The quieter of the two cats, he enjoys napping, belly rubs and stealing whatever toy his brother has found. He likes to flop and then cry to be pet, but always flops down just far enough away you have to get up to pet him.

He still can't properly meow so it comes out something like "ekkkk."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sharing time!

Woo! The next Kids Think About It book has been finished. (Teaching kids about Philosophy and Ethics this time!)  So it is sharing time! ( )

This time around I got to do a two-page spread  as well as backgrounds throughout the book. It was fun to draw Mark's Sophia in my own style. :P  I'll post up some of my favourite backgrounds later.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

it's a good look

This was something I did at work a while back. For a kind of silly story about a lady who found a family of ferrets living in her hair.

I haven't posted a lot of stuff from work, but I made this and a bunch of backgrounds for kid's philosophy books. This is from the Kids Think About It: Epistemology book. (

Sunday, February 26, 2012

he's got a sword!

hand over all the fish.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Don't Panic

Hi there! 
So here is a commission I finished recently. A few characters from various sci-fi stuffs chillin' in a bar. Do you know who they areee?

Also, in a very exciting news update about my life.. Nikola and I just adopted two adorable little kitties. After waiting something like 4 years, I am beyond pleased. They have those little earss and whiskersss and I am already on my way to being a full blown cat lady.
On that note. Here are some blurry photos of the kitties.

Friday, January 27, 2012

the girl with stars in her eyes

Hi there!
It has been a while since I have been making art for not work. But I want to get back into the swing of things. Because making things is awesome.

This a longer project I am working on called "the girl with stars in her eyes."
It will be a short comic about a girl, the stars and a boy.
I miss seeing the stars at night, so they haunt my dreams.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Etsy store!


Kicking off the the new year with my very own Etsy Shop.
Check it out, it is

:) have some of the greeting cards I made up there.
and working on something new I can show you all soon. Was my Christmas present for everyone this year.

:D :D About 75% done storyboarding a short comic I want to make. Sill be the first comic I have made since the web comic I made back in high school. stoked to work on it, even if progress has slowed down lately.