Sunday, January 8, 2017

New TikiMonkeyGirl

So I spent 9 days on the Big Island of Hawaii, getting married and drinking Mai Tais.  My creativity has been sparked by the Great Mo'ai!  Here's my latest cut--and I think I'm finally ready with this character, after like a decade of development...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Coloring Book Page!


So I've been posting black and white versions of a lot of my pieces on Instagram and Facebook--for folks to print out and color on their own. It's generated a bunch of interest--so I'm contemplating an adult coloring book project! What think you?

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Search for TikiMonkeyGirl


I've been designing and redesigning this character for years. I have comic book pages, comic strip pages, and sketchbooks full of differing designs. I'm gonna keep trying until I get it right!

Friday, May 25, 2012

The New Tikimonkeygirl

The New Tikimonkeygirl by jcarrtoons
The New Tikimonkeygirl, a photo by jcarrtoons on Flickr.
I think I'm finally done redesigning her! This was a couple of doodles in my sketchbook, all composited/inked/painted in Procreate on iPad.

Friday, April 20, 2012



Just when you thought you'd never see a new Tikimonkeygirl drawing, here comes a surprise.  This one started as a doodle in my trusty Moleskine sketchbook, then digitally colored/painted on iPad with Sketchbook Pro and Artrage, with some touch up in Photoforge.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Another Tikimonkeygirl illo

And here's another one, gentle viewers. Artrage for the main figures, Sketchbook Pro for the scribbly textures.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The new Tikimonkeygirl

No, I cannot stop redesigning characters. I'm kind of currently obsessed with 1960s/1970s design--clothing, architecture, furniture. Don't even get me started on the Polynesian influence that snuck into American pop culture in the 60s... I'm redesigning our heroine to dress a bit out of time--referencing old comics and magazines for fashion ideas. Hope you dig it!