Thursday, December 18, 2008

If its here before Christmas, its not late, right?

Gingerbread houses always remind me of sitting in church as a child. I would imagine that the white bricks were whipped topping and that the pews were gram crackers. (I liked gram crackers better than gingerbread).
That was just a little trivia for all you folks out there.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy and/or Merry Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and/or Christmas

I did this one for the papers when I was working at Studies Weekly. My favorite parts are the snow flakes.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I love Thanksgiving and I love turkeys. But my all time favorite part about the TG meal is the mashed potatoes and gravy. You may say "But you can have that any old time" but my reply to you is "not so my friend." Thanksgiving is about the only time of year that I get to have gravy made from actual turkey drippings. It is far superior to the store bought mixes or the ever dreaded gravy from a bottle. And my favorite mashed potato recipe to go with it makes it the best potatoes and gravy of the year.
And so this post is in honor and anticipation for this blessed meal.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October Is Here

This is my new home page illustration for the month. I've also designed a new logo for the month of October that can be seen on my website. Follow the "My Website" link to see it.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chicken Little

Well here's the up date you've all been waiting for. The new and improved Chicken Little illustrations.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oh, the fun of printing.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Here is another picture that I had a lot of fun creating. This is another one for the paper.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Ok, now its finished.
I must say this is a milestone for our company. Up until now all the art work that we've done for our papers have been very specific in style, coloring, and line work. The house cat vs lion is a pretty good example of the formula that we've used. Just this week we had a meeting with the art department and administration. During which Kris, the head illustrator, brought up some points about giving the artists a little bit more freedom in the creation of the artwork and playing to the individual strengths of each artist. So, when I started this piece Kris said, "Do whatever you want." Anyway, I'm very excited.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

wagon treck

Finally, another post.
This is a fun assignment. I hope to have the final up by today or tomorrow.

Friday, February 29, 2008

house cat vs lion

I just finished this cartoon today. I liked this particular assignment and the visual contrast between the two cats. The article compared the colonies vs England as a cat going up against a lion. At first I was going to have the cat on top of a fallen lion, but since we all know the out come of the revolutionary war I decided to show how intimidating the odds look.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Jen E Art!

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