Monster Mash! is an exercise in character design that re-imagines classic Universal monsters as the protagonists in a modern 2D fighting game. While they are based on established characters, their appearance and personalities have been altered to better suit the game's narrative and style.
I really love old school horror and early Hollywood monsters so I was really passionate about this project! I hope I get the chance to further develop these characters and include things like their special attacks and "home" stages. For now though, here are the basics character sheets.
Family Pet Ornaments
A set of custom ornaments designed after the pets in my family!
This was a project put together and funded by several family members. This got fairly popular and I have been doing custom ones for different families as well.
Palomita is the story about a young girl on her journey through purgatory to find her lost family.
This project mostly focused on the visual design of the story and the sort of style I wanted to utilized. The story is constantly updating and changing but here are the very bare bones of the concept.
My Monster Planner
This is a yearly planner centered around monster girls.
Each month has an assigned girl as it's mascot as well as a set color scheme. This project was both an exercise in character design but also in book formatting/printing.
I would like to refine this planner a bit more and (hopefully) run a Kickstarter to mass produce it.
Sadie is Dead
Sadie is Dead is about a zombie girl attending an all-monster school who not only has to deal with the horrors of high school but possibly the end of the world.
This is an on-again/off-again project that I have been working on for the past 6+ years. It ran briefly as a webcomic before being put on hiatus due to work. This story is very dear to me and I hope I get the chance to bring it to fruition.
Like every other art student, I love Egyptology and the myriad of Gods and Goddesses featured in various folklore.
For this set of stickers, I wanted to depict a small set of Gods/Goddesses in a very graphic style. For this "first wave" I have included Bastet, Anubis, Horus, and Sobek.
Some Talented Teachers
A small set of anthropomorphic magic professors.
These three are based on actual teachers who had wanted a portrait/animal of their own after seeing them posted on Facebook.
La Familia Yañez
For Christmas of 2017 I decided to draw my entire immediate family as calaveras AKA sugar skulls.
The response was far greater than I had hoped! It was featured in a Twitter moment where it garnered loads of favs/retweets and lead to other families commissioning me for similar portraits.
Convention Mascot Design
I was commissioned by Equestria LA to help design a mascot for their convention.
Eventually she was made into a plush that was sold both at the convention and online. Along with character design work I also aided in general art assets and conbook management.