I am a character illustrator with glasses and a pet corgi. Sometimes I am also a big-eared red dragon.

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For having a decent toy collection of this guy, I don’t draw him nearly enough.
Bossk for yesterday’s #VillainMonth (day 17)

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For having a decent toy collection of this guy, I don’t draw him nearly enough.

Bossk for yesterday’s #VillainMonth (day 17)

The Gruagach of Lough Leane for yesterday’s #VillainMonth (Day 15)
(Scrambling not to fall too far behind. It’s been a very busy week though. Hope to catch up on the weekend.)

The Gruagach of Lough Leane for yesterday’s #VillainMonth (Day 15)

(Scrambling not to fall too far behind. It’s been a very busy week though. Hope to catch up on the weekend.)

Goth from Silverwing for Villain Month day 14
Week two complete!

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Goth from Silverwing for Villain Month day 14

Week two complete!

He’s tops, and that’s that!#VillainMonth Day 13. 

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He’s tops, and that’s that!
#VillainMonth Day 13. 

Was pooped yesterday so I’ll be doing #VillainMonth day 11 and 12 today.
So here was yesterday’s bad guy - Discord!
(PS yes I know he’s no longer a villain.)

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Was pooped yesterday so I’ll be doing #VillainMonth day 11 and 12 today.

So here was yesterday’s bad guy - Discord!

(PS yes I know he’s no longer a villain.)

Ref sheet of lolitsgabe's bear character.

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Ref sheet of lolitsgabe's bear character.

#VillainMonth Day 10: Lord Shen from KFP2

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#VillainMonth Day 10: Lord Shen from KFP2

#VillainMonth day 9: Red (AKA Hellcat/Satan) from the All Dogs go to Heaven movies. I merged his design from each movie into one character for this.

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#VillainMonth day 9: Red (AKA Hellcat/Satan) from the All Dogs go to Heaven movies. I merged his design from each movie into one character for this.

themumblinglog: Time to ask that question that you may have answered over 5 times: What was the school experience that most improved your drawing, and (if it applies) what was the experience that most ensured your current illustration job? If you need to know, I'm asking out of anxiety.

Heya! I don’t mind answering at all, thanks for asking :)

I went to ACAD for my degree, and I would recommend their VisCom program there.

The experience that helped me improve most? Probably this one teacher I had named Mike Kerr who pushed me really, really hard (to the point where I was so frustrated with him) in my Character Design classes.

He never approved of any characters I designed and kept telling me to make them more interesting, which drove me nuts. Well into my third year, he randomly challenged the class to design a dragon character within the day, and then something in my head snapped. All of a sudden shape theory made sense to me. I don’t know what it was exactly, but that design challenge made it click. That’s the defining moment of improvement I experienced in college for sure.

And to your section question of what experience helped lead me to my current job: networking for sure.

Specifically, I went and spoke with Mike Mignola at the Calgary Comic Expo shortly after I graduated and I had this incredible discussion with him while he looked through my sketchbook. He asked me where I wanted to go as an artist and I explained I was interested in working on animation as a designer. He told me about the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank and that I should definitely check it out - anyone who’s anyone in the industry usually makes an appearance there.

Well, I did end up heading to CTN that year and I happened across some of the folks that I now work with while I was down there. By chance their studio was hiring, so I kept in contact with them after the convention and the rest is history. It was definitely being in the right place and the right time, and to quote many people I’ve asked similar questions to: you have to go where the work is.

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 Y’all are trespassin’ now.
Rat for #VillainMonth day 8

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 Y’all are trespassin’ now.

Rat for #VillainMonth day 8

Sephiroth for #VillainMonth today. He still gives me the chills, truly a one scary dude.Also, when I chose him for my list I forgot that I don’t know how to draw Anime(tm) oops

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Sephiroth for #VillainMonth today. He still gives me the chills, truly a one scary dude.

Also, when I chose him for my list I forgot that I don’t know how to draw Anime(tm) oops

Didn’t have much time/energy to do more than a scribble today. But anyway, #VillainMonth Day 6: The Lizard

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Didn’t have much time/energy to do more than a scribble today. But anyway, #VillainMonth Day 6: The Lizard

Blackwargreymon for #VillainMonth day 5

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Blackwargreymon for #VillainMonth day 5

#VillainMonth Day 4: Mz. Ruby of the Fiendish Five (Sly Cooper)

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#VillainMonth Day 4: Mz. Ruby of the Fiendish Five (Sly Cooper)