Figure Drawings

Friday, November 30, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shape Exercise

A short exercise I did with my character design class a while ago.  I really like this because it forces me to be more creative with my shapes and break out of my comfort zone.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Swamp Boy

This Guy's got a story.

Memory Sketch - Mark002

On the first day of class, my students and I went out on campus to find a "Mark."  we then did a character sketch from memory.  This was a cool guy over by the Library.

Teaching this Semester

I was asked to teach Character Design for animators and illustrators at Brigham Young University this Semester.  It has been a blast and my students are fantastic.  Stay tuned, In the future I may make some of my lectures public.

Reality not Included

This is a piece I did for a comic anthology called Reality Not Included that was on Kickstarter last month. obviously inspired by the sketch in my last post.

some stuff

 Wow, I have really neglected this blog.  Here is some sketchbook stuff.

And the sketchbook they came from 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sketch Dump

the random stuff that creeps into my sketchbook

My sister's junior oboe recital poster.  she likes hedgehogs :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I've been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan since 5th grade. couldn't resist doing a little fan art.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


My little sister requested a giraffe with a really long neck - thanks Asia!


Sorry Guys, I have been really lousy posting stuff lately.  I should have some cool stuff coming soon, but until then here is some stuff from my sketchbook.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


So here's the acrylic painting I used for the Valentines day card.  Its just a couple of inches big on watercolor paper, but was fun and quick.

Happy Valentines...week

I know it's late.  But I got a Valentine this year from Harry Potter and just wanted to return the Favor.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Hagrid was knitting something that looked like it could be a yellow circus tent"

I just really wanted to sketch something after work today.  there are alot of things that I need to fix in this - (like how to hold knitting needles ;), but I have been looking at lots of Rembrandt lately and had fun trying one of his palates.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


My beloved border collie and best friend.  Any who knows Narnia personally, can attest to the accuracy of these - especially her teeth.

A Madsen Tradition

Due to my Danish Ancestry, we have many christmas traditions revolving around Scandinavian delicacies - one of our favorites: Pebber NØdders, also known as Pepper or Pebber Nuts.  a semi sweet cookie containing cardamom, nutmeg and ginger. we get the whole family together to roll the sweet dough into "snakes" which are then cut into fingernail size chunks and baked hard.  eaten like popcorn, but with the risk of cracking a tooth.