Sci-Fi Action Hero - I revisited this character design I created a little while back. I wanted to add some sketches of the character in motion.
2011 Holiday Card - Wishing you the special gifts of this holiday season - Peace, Joy and Lasting Happiness.

© Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio
Frankie - Little Frankie loves to dance! Can you do the Monster Mash?

This monster illustration is an original design created with Adobe Illustrator and hand-drawn techniques.

© Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio.
Zombie - Little Zombie loves to dance! Can you do the Monster Mash?

This monster illustration is an original design created with Adobe Illustrator and hand-drawn techniques.

© Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio.
Wolfie - Little Wolfie loves to dance! Can you do the Monster Mash? Howl at the Moon, AhhROOOooooooOOOOooo!

This monster illustration is an original design created with Adobe Illustrator and hand-drawn techniques.

© Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio.
Chefs Gianni and Massimo - These are character designs I created for an Italian children's program.

©2011
Gianni Pasta - These are character designs I created for an Italian children's program.

The character description I was given is as follows:

Gianni is a bit clumsy. He always means well, but often his efforts go awry and hilarity ensues. He is very limber and knows a lot about sports and exercise.

©2011
These are character designs I created for an Italian children's program.

The character description I was given is as follows:

Massimo is more serious and he wants to teach the kids anything and everything. He knows a lot about healthy food and how to prepare it.

©2011
Action Hero - Whenever I have time, I try to continue to build my character design portfolio.

Here is a futuristic action hero I made up.

©2011 Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio
Heidi the Witch character designs - These are original character designs for an eight year old, undercover witch named, "Heidi".

©2010
Jade Jaguar Turn Around - This is the color version of my Jade Jaguar character design.

©Casey Sanborn
Jade Jaguar character design - These are concept sketches for an original character I created called, "Jade Jaguar".

© Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio
Jade Jaguar character design - These are concept sketches for an original character I created called, "Jade Jaguar".

© Casey Sanborn Illustration Studio
Cute Animals - These are cute animals I designed to explore cute art styles for board books or soft cloth books for very young children. I wanted something simple, bright, and cute. I used the dry brush tool in photoshop to give them a soft painted look.
Cute Animals - These are cute animals I designed to explore cute art styles for board books or soft cloth books for very young children. I wanted something simple, bright, and cute. I used the dry brush tool in photoshop to give them a soft painted look.
Cute Animals - These are cute animals I designed to explore cute art styles for board books or soft cloth books for very young children. I wanted something simple, bright, and cute. I used the dry brush tool in photoshop to give them a soft painted look.
Cute Animals - These are cute animals I designed to explore cute art styles for board books or soft cloth books for very young children. I wanted something simple, bright, and cute. I used the dry brush tool in photoshop to give them a soft painted look.
Cute Animals - These are cute animals I designed to explore cute art styles for board books or soft cloth books for very young children. I wanted something simple, bright, and cute. I used the dry brush tool in photoshop to give them a soft painted look.
The Mermaid - This illustration was created for self-promotional purposes.

Here's my take on a mermaid and her seahorse friend. I was inspired by some Beta fish for the mermaid's fin color and pattern.

Also, I wanted to concentrate on making a full scene with a lot of distance and depth to the scene.

©2010
Little Red Helicopter - This illustration was created as a sample for a potential "Things That Go" book aimed at very young kids. The publisher asked that the vehicles not be characters with faces.

I chose to illustrate a helicopter because I think they are inherently cute. Hopefully I will get the job.

©2010
Ged Visual Development - This is a character design of the wizard "Ged" also known as "Sparrowhawk". He is a fictional character that is the main protagonist in Ursula K. Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea" novel.
Original Concept Art and Character Design
Casey Sanborn
Designer, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator, 3D Modeler. Vancouver, Canada