Jul 28, 2013

Styrofoam Trampoline

She thought she could hear a faint squeaking sound from the other side of the oyster shell.
Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak.
Not recognizing the sound she crept around to the other side, one hand dragging along the wall of shell next to her and the other on her loop of metal blocks.
What was that squeaking noise?
Rounding the other side of the shell she found Snarz.
"Oh no..."He'd been lured by something irresistible.
The waist high chunk of styrofoam debris squeaked with every jump. The sight of the grinning orange crab bouncing up and down on the spongy white fragment made her laugh and angered her at the same time.
"You scared me. What are you doing?" As soon as she said it she realized it was a pointless question. He was clearly having a great time being crazy.

Jul 27, 2013

Green shore crab

I was trying out a few ideas with this older pencil sketch. I like how this is framed with the crab in the foreground.

Jul 16, 2013

Color and Light quick painting

Just a quick painting exploring some color pallet ideas. I like the general feel of how this turned out. There is a moment in the story where they go under a piece of washed up bark that might end up looking like this.

Jul 15, 2013

Ready on a sandstone cliff

High up on the side of a sandstone cliff Ollie scoops up Snarz and is ready to go.

It feels like I'm getting closer and closer to nailing down the look for these paintings.

Jul 14, 2013


Another quick painting of Ollie and Snarz on their adventure. Here our heroes have come across a small herd of periwinkles (small sea snails). This painting took around two hours using Art Rage.