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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.
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Casey Sanborn
Designer, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator, 3D Modeler. Vancouver, Canada