Saturday, February 2, 2013

T.U.F.F. Puppy paintings

Background Paintings for Nickelodeon's cartoon, T.U.F.F. Puppy. (c)Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Viacom

The Fairly OddParents painting

Background Painting for Nickelodeon's cartoon, The Fairly OddParents. (c)Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Viacom

T.U.F.F. Puppy paintings

Background Paintings from Nickelodeon's T.U.F.F. Puppy episode, "Big Dog on Campus". (c)Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Viacom

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

viva italia!


Sketching in the Boboli Gardens, Florence.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

comic-con, here we come!


Oh no! Fish and Chip have been kicked out of Waterfront Village! But, when they stumble upon stolen treasure and a couple of villainous crooks, they realize that getting back to town is the least of their worries. Follow Fish and Chip through this fantastic tale of misadventure and jolly hi jinks.

Fish and Chip in Mistaken Identity debuts at Comic-Con 2009 (July 22-25 @ San Diego Convention Center). Artist Table E-1.

You can also view and purchase the book online: http://stores.lulu.com/vendabot

Written/Illustrated by Joe Olivares & Kyle Neswald
Cover Art by Kristin Donner

Saturday, May 9, 2009

car show


Doodles at the Friday night classic car show. Bob's Big Boy. Burbank, CA

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

tiny tan bird 4 sale


LA Myth opens February 7.
www.LAmyth.com

little owls 4 sale


LA Myth opens February 7.
www.LAmyth.com

Saturday, January 24, 2009

bird songs

Here are a few color sketches for my "Bird Songs" series. I have big plans to convert several small, vintage transistor radios into little song birds. I fell in love with these 1950's-60's radios upon first sight. Each has such a strong sense of design - each color, each line is so distinctive. They just don't make them like they used to! I felt inspired to showcase them in some way.


Perhaps the "Bird Songs" series is a commentary on the LA music industry's transformation into a relic -but like these little radios, the songs from Hollywood's heyday still sing true. Or perhaps it's just an opportunity to show off these beautifully designed, but often forgotten pieces of our collective cultural history.



LA Myth opens on February 7.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

LA Myth - 2009 - Opens Feb. 7


This year's show poster is out and the website is up! Check it out:
  • www.lamyth.com
  • Friday, January 16, 2009

    website design


    Here's an early design rough I created back in '07 for my friends' first online business venture: Kinverge. It was my first time designing for the web - what a learning process!! And, a lot of fun.

    Saturday, January 10, 2009

    snow owlie - in progress!

    FOR SALE @
    the LA MYTH ART SHOW
    It's Saturday night and I'm knee deep in sewing supplies. Three trips to the fabric store and several prototypes later, mini Snow Owlie 2.0 is almost done! Phew.

    Check out my entire line of plushes and varied work by many amazing artists at :
    LA Myth 2009 @ Meltdown Comics
    Opening Nite: Sat. February 7 @ 7pm
    .
  • MELTDOWN COMICS' AWESOME LINK
  • Thursday, December 11, 2008

    movie night


    It's movie night on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! That reminds me...it has been forever since I went to the movies. Oh Netflix, how I love you! (c)Bolder Media/Starz Media

    Thursday, October 16, 2008

    Happy Batty Halloween!


    It's my Etsy debut! I got a little arts n' crafts crazy today and whipped up a series of spooky greeting cards. You can purchase my batty creations, listed with the Vendabot artist collective at
  • www.etsy.com
  • Search words: Batty Halloween Cards.

    Boo.

    Monday, May 12, 2008

    grape vine



    This little painting was a special request by a friend whose family owns a winery in Austria. (Website-ready.) Cheers!

    Saturday, April 5, 2008

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    notepads 4 sale


    WonderCon was a blast. And, to be honest, I'd take almost any excuse to make a trip up to San Francisco! Met some fantastic artists, such as:
  • (Joey Chou)
  • (Hoang Nguyen)

  • and had loads of fun sharing a table with Kyle and Joe. Thanks guys!

    If you couldn't make it up to WonderCon and can't live another day without purchasing a fantastic "Boy Friday" or "Girl Friday" notepad, please email me with your request. I'll be happy to send one your way! (jivebooger@hotmail.com) They are $5 plus postage. And, of course, you can always find great "Knuckles McGee" merchandise at
  • (www.knuckles-mcgee.blogspot.com)
  • Thanks!


    Tuesday, February 19, 2008

    WonderCon this weekend!

    If you'll be in the San Francisco area this coming weekend, please stop by WONDER-CON, where you'll find a wide array of amazing comics, toys AND my new notebook line.

    SHAMELESS ADVERTISING: What busy girl or guy doesn't need a stylish, pocket-size notebook? Perfect for little sketches, to-do lists and notes at the office, these matchbook-style notebooks are a must-have. Available in several fantastic paper colors and wrapped in a subtle tan cover with built-in pencil pocket, these notebooks are perfect for the girl or guy on the go!

    YOU'LL FIND ME & MY NOTEBOOKS AT THE 'KNUCKLES McGEE' TABLE, WITH MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW ARTISTS, KYLE NESWALD AND JOE OLIVARES. LOOK FOR THE GIANT HAND BANNER IN THE SMALL PRESS SECTION.

    For more info. about WonderCon, click here:
  • WonderCon'
  • For more info. on the Knuckles McGee comic, click here:
  • Knuckles McGee'
  • Monday, November 26, 2007

    gobble gobble

    There must be something very motivating about tasty turkey and stuffing. Here are a couple of quick study paintings I whipped up over Thanksgiving weekend. Hope you like 'em enough to come back for seconds. :)


    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    have a bite



    What?!? Kristin has actually updated her blog? That IS shocking!


    Here's a taste of some color styling I did for Nickelodeon's 'The Fairly OddParents'. Yum.

    Friday, August 24, 2007

    LA Myth- the virtual show

    Welcome to the LA Myth virtual art show! Relive favorite opening night moments (or pretend you were there) by checking out our photos on Flickr.

    Just click here:
  • Flickr


  • The opening of the LA Myth show was sssooooo much fun. I was thrilled to exhibit with such a fantastic and diverse group of artists. The opening night turn-out was great. Thanks to everyone who showed up. Favorite show moments include my little cousin Jane and her new friend Elias playing hide-n-seek under that HUGE octopus stuffed animal; the two babies dancing in front of the DJ table (and learning new moves from nearby show-goers - it was so funny!); some of our new friends from Comic-con exhibiting with us and others showing up on opening night (thanks, guys!); and of course, my friends who unexpectedly made the long drive from the OC to attend the opening. It was great to see everyone!!

    Online photos aren't quite as good as seeing the art in person, so if you didn't make it to opening night, never fear, the show runs through the end of the month. You still have one more week to head over to Melt Down. Hurry! :)

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    LA Myth - the buzz is getting louder

    Look! Totally unsolicited advertising for the LA Myth opening, which includes my crazy Tiki piece!

    www.vinylpulse.com

    This is going to be a great show. I can't wait!!

    LA Myth - this Saturday, August 11
    8-11pm @ Meltdown Comics

    Monday, August 6, 2007

    sneak peek



    Just finished a couple of pieces for the LA Myth show. (I'm completely enamored with Tiki/island art right now. Can you tell?) And, I'm about to begin a wee little watercolor piece for a group segment of the show, called LA Represent. To find out what that's all about, you'll have to come to the show! ;) See you Saturday.

    p.s. I heard that there is an official sake sponsor for opening night. That's right, free sake for everyone. Sounds like trouble...and a really good time.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007

    art show - august 11



    And now for some shameless advertising:

    Come one, come all to the opening of LA MYTH - a collection of silly and fantastic works by a group of *mostly* animation artists.


    When: Saturday, August 11 from 8-11 pm
    Where: Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Why: Free drinks and hors d'oeuvres, of course!

    For more info, go to:
  • LA Myth on MySpace

  • Hope to see you there!

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007

    little fishy in a big pond



    I just returned from San Diego. Comic-con was so much fun! I met some fantastic artists whose work is inspirational, narrative, beautiful and whimsical. Here are just a few of the blogs to which I was introduced this past weekend. Check them out for yourself and prepare to be amazed.

    http://gabrielepennacchioli.blogspot.com
    http://www.pascalcampion.com
    http://www.chrissandersart.com
    http://www.pinkydee.blogspot.com
    http://roxxykristen.blogspot.com

    Thursday, July 26, 2007

    walden's gallery- ooh la la!



    If you've ever watched the cartoon "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!" on Nick Jr, you know that Wubbzy's pal Walden is quite a character. He's Wuzzleberg's resident brainiac. And, his love of the arts leads to a tour of his extensive collection in the episode entitled "Gotta Have Art". At first glance, the paintings may look familiar. But, if you take a closer look you'll find that there is definitely something Wubbzy-ish about the paintings' subjects. These images were painted with flat colors in Illustrator and then a texture overlay was created in Photoshop to give them a painterly effect.

    *All Wubbzy images copyright Bolder Media

    you gotta have art!





    Here's what fine art looks like in Wubbzy's world: an ode to Cezanne, Whistler and DaVinci.












    *All Wubbzy images copyright Bolder Media

    nature, naturally!



    Here's a little watercolor leaf study.

    Monday, June 25, 2007

    surf surf kristin





    I went surfing for the first time this weekend...and my best ride looked a little something like this. ;) Despite my many bruises, I'm still smiling.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007

    cell overlay - yay!



    I dug a bit farther back in my portfolio and came upon this beauty. (I know you haven't seen this one, Kyle!) This was an early piece from my Master's thesis project: painted traditionally with Cell Vinyl on illustration board, with a cell OL for the FG bamboo and cattails. A lotta love went into this one. Enjoy. :)

    flaming skulls - kapow!



    I've come across a few fun Photoshop paintings in my portfolio files. Here's one of my favorite EFX shots from "The Fairly OddParents".


    *All Fairly OddParents images copyright Viacom