Monday, November 2, 2009


It's high time we post on this blog again!!

Here are a few personal drawings/sketches I've done lately. (sorry for the photos, I haven't had a chance to scan them yet.

all work copyright Karen O'Bryan 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bullets and Octane poster - Final

Here is the final version of the poster with Bullets' logo.

Check them out HERE

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bullets and Octane poster

I just finished a poster for my friend's band, Bullets and Octane. They have a show coming up in a couple of weeks and are having a little contest, if you design a poster they want to use, you get free tickets.. woot.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pool Tradeshow - Palmercash

This is another t-shirt design I did for the guys over at Palmercash for a tradeshow they've got coming up. It's for a competition they are entering so I'm not sure if it will be chosen or not. (I hope so!)

Anyway, it was a nice break from working on the children's book I'm doing. Sometimes it's good to work on multiple projects at once so you don't get burnt out.


- Karen

Monday, July 13, 2009


Did this for a friend of mine who loves tennis. Later I found out she loves Federer more...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Poster Gig

So one of the projects I have just recently completed was creating the official poster for the Revenant Film Festival!
My good man Geoff at Revenant Magazine hit me up a while back, and here is the monster we have created!

This project was a fuckin' blast to do, and I am pretty pleased with the way things came out. Below are a few process sketches and color-ups, and I wanted to work in an homage to Forrest J. Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine covers, so that was fun too. Anyway, if you can make it up to Seattle for this momentous, gory, brain-splattering festival of Undead Cinema, get info and tickets HERE! Thanks again to Geoff and everyone at Revenant for the great opportunity!

Initial rough sketch and color idea:

Sketch for final piece:

And this is what I had originally intended as the style, but when it was in process I knew it was just going to be too goddamn muddy and confusing, so I reworked the sketch and colored it up in a more graphic style for the final. I hate how this one looks, except for the blood and guts, they look alright. Too dark and confusing on the rest.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Breckenridge String Quartet

Here is a poster design I did for my brother and his quarter this summer.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Metropark/Obey Public Works Competition

Yes, yet ANOTHER entry for ANOTHER t-shirt design competition. I am really happy with how this turned out, so if you are too, vote for it HERE!!! All consideration is greatly appreciated, as I could use the exposure!!! Thanks for checking it out!

Monday, June 22, 2009


I thought it was about time I share some work I've been doing the past week or two. These are all sketches from the Children's book I'm working on with my Mom. Some of these are revisions from previously posted sketches.

The way I work usually is by sketching out some rough ideas in my sketch book then when I decide I like how something looks, I go over it carefully with tracing paper, eliminating the rough, gestural marks. I then scan in each image (separately) on the tracing paper and compose the entire scene in Photoshop. (that is why most of these images appear to be see-through, and have a 'ghostly' quality to them) When I do the finals, I work on each layer separately, and erase the tracing paper around the sketch.


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Enormous Tiny Art

My work is now up for sale on the ETA site. Check it out!,-Karen.aspx

Dream Catchers and Feathers

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mutant Alien Birthday Cake

This is a flyer (flier?) for a co-workers birthday. I have been asked to do a few flyers lately, and they are proving to be some really good exercises.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Prrty Food in COLOR

This is a piece I did for my good friend Joe, the mastermind behind Prrty Food, for his new anthology he and Ric Schuster are putting together.


PLEASE check out all of the Prrty Food work these fellas are doing. The characters are absolutely amazing, and the whole comic series is hilarious.

Prrty Food + Skeleface = DIE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Works

This is a sampling of works from my new series, Spookshow.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gig Poster

This is for a local show coming up out here. I had lots of fun with it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This was commissioned by a friend from high school, actually, for a friend's birthday. I give you... Leopard Fox.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Green Eyed Monster Contest #2

Hey everyone, here is the image I submitted to the Green Eyed Monster tote bag design contest. Winner gets $500, so I would appreciate all the votes I can get! DAMN THE ECONOMY! Anyhow, you can vote here. Thanks!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

PS Publishing Illustration

This is an illustration (sketch and final) for a story an upcoming publication by PS Publishing. I am on vacation, so I will post more details about it later. ENJOY!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Reaching for clues

Spot illustration for the children's book I'm working on

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009