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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Work Train

ink and watercolor 14"x 17"

I hope to ride to work with these guys someday!


Ink and watercolor 14" x 14"

Diver Narrative

Ink and watercolor 11" x 17"

This is an example I drew to show a class how to tell a story using gestures and view points.

Animal Characters

Ink and more Ink
around 4" x 4" to 10"x 10"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ink and digital       

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sketchbook stuff

 Here's some doodles I've been doing lately in my sketchbook for kicks
ink and watercolor
watercolor and ink
Oh.. this was a sad day...

Eskimo Landscape Painter

ink & watercolor

pencil & ink
This is one of many sketches I have for working on a comic with my friend Jason and I. Although we haven't attempted this one yet, the thought has definitely  crossed my mind.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Redleaf book 3

These are my final illustrations for the third book I got to illustrate for Redleaf Press, titled Come and Play: Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children with Play Challenges

Redleaf Book 2

Here's a series of children learning sensory activities I illustrated for my internship that will be published in a educational guide titled Family Child Care Curriculum

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Self Portrait in Watson and the Shark Remake: by John Copley 1778

4.5'x 4.5' oil painting

This was one of my favorite assignments, I had to repaint a classical painting and impose myself as one of the characters.

Self Portrait

18"x 24" Acrylic on paper
This is me in third grade, I still have the glasses and they still don't fit.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Laundry Detergant illustration

11"x14" color pencil

Class assignment: to create a magazine add for a product.
We use Seventh Generation at my house and it seems pretty safe for the environment, so for my illustration I wanted to show a parallel between fresh water fish and laundry chemicals, and the awareness that cleaning products can actually be very harmful.

Redleaf Illustration Book 2

After finishing the first book for Redleaf Press I'm now almost done with the second book. This one is my favorite, who doesn't love marble tracks!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I finally had some time to work on some comics that I wanted to see colored and not just doodled in my note book. I seriously would love to do this for a living.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lemings Are to Die For

14"x 11" ink and watercolor

First Avenue

5"x 13" color pencil

This was a promo illustration for First Avenue I had to do for class, working with a restricted size layout.

Redleaf illustration

Here's a toddler study I did for my next project.

Friday, March 5, 2010


20"x 30" conta', charcoal, and watercolor

This was a hand study I composed with my own hands.

Magnum P.I.

8"x 10" ink and watercolor

Over winter break I watched alot of Magnum P.I., don't judge me.

I also entered this at the MIA's Foot in the Door Show, its in the second room on your way in somewhere.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


11"x 14" ink and watercolor

My favorite thing to draw is showing expressions through animals


I've got alot of these. I'll start another blog just for comics once I get some free time.
(that was a joke)

Seven Chicken Sins

Pen and Ink various sizes

Its the seven sins, with chickens.....

Look you can see the sin ingrained with the surroundings.

The Struggles to Better Man Kind

11"x 14" ink and watercolor
This is one of the few hundred comics I've drawn where I've had the time to finalize it and color it in. This was also shown at Altered Esthetics, a gallery in Minneapolis. It's called "The Struggles to Better Man Kind" as kind of a joke on what is considered consumable bi-products added to our food as well as the humor of diet fads and the "scientific studies" that are constantly telling us what we can and can't eat.

The Entertainer

18"x 20" acrylic paint

This is an older but still one of my favorite paintings I've done. I'm really drawn to creating wimsicle scenes that can sort-of break out of standard perspective, but you still follow it kind of like an image sort of like a dream. And like a dream, the images are left open to interpretation but never fully clear.

The Woodsman

11"x 14" color pencil on yellow paper

This piece is hanging in the Saint Paul mayor's office for the CVA Junior Exhibition. This is one of my favorites I've done this semester.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Redleaf illustrations

These are some of illustrations I'm doing for my internship at Redleaf press. They just give me a word and I get to go to work, its amazing there. These were all illustrated with Pen and ink.
Dramatic Play

Sensory Table
Ice Cream
Restraunt Food
Writing Center

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Ink & Water color 18x20"
This picture always cheers me up.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old Friend

My ode to friends, life, and adventure

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Discovery

This is my most recent painting that I just finished this year. I was going for the idea of discovery and exploration crossing into imagination and the impossible. So far, this sort of stretch of science and subconsious can only be preformed through the arts, whether its through movies, books, or paintings like this one.

I asked my friend Jason Peterson to assist in writing his own version of my artist statement to give it a more scholarly appeal, this is what he wrote:

The human mind is a constantly evolving landscape wherein the fragments of reality combine with the unknown to create a lucid atmosphere, both anxiously charged and terrifying, which allows us to draw on our experiences and play them out in alternate realities that force us to question the possible.

In The Discovery, Todd has attempted to capture this realm of meta-consciousness by stationing the subjects in the dark and uncharted depths of the ocean, and by mixing the elements of reality (technology and it’s growing reach of discovery) and the extraordinary (the once-self-propelled and inorganically-conscious Tin Man of Oz) in a circumstantial relationship that tests the very boundaries of the possible, and at once comments on the tenuous malleability of hard science in the face of new physics.

Yeah, that's what I said!