Saturday, August 29, 2009


My Etsy shop was featured on the blog Old Soul Style. There are images of my jewelry and some fun interview questions. Check it out and enjoy!

Friday, August 28, 2009


All these sprouts are now four days from their first peak above the soil. As you can see some are almost three inches tall with four leaves going and others still have leaves bound in their sunflower shells.

These aren't in my art yet, but they surely will be. ;) Watching something grow and form is a definite inspiration.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Jaunty Portrait

This is one of my Mom's characteristic expressions and I'm torn between describing it as effervescent and jaunty. :)

This is a very straightforward drawing without any of the distortion I've been playing with. I was thinking of using my final technique for the distortion and even the storytelling.

I found myself missing the soft waxy colored pencils when drawing this. I've never loved graphite for drawing. It smears, which means to me it is the art medium equivalent of a child that will not sit still!

I will of course be completely covering this drawing with other media.

Enjoy! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Finally Drawn

Not a sketch, but hey it is here to see. ;) This is the final drawing on the surface I will paint and collage onto. It's full size out to the wood is 18 by 18 inches. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Color Study

This is just a basic color study. Since I already had some thumbnails scanned in for this blog I decided to go over them with color.

I wanted to have cool light, and I was specifically thinking of early morning light. This isn't my final composition, but I think it has the right color mood.

This was done just in Adobe Photoshop with my finger on the finger-pad for my laptop, since my tablet doesn't want to work for me.

So, I am substituting this for my Friday sketch. Next week I should be up to more. ;) I hope this amuses.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Idea Building

These are a few thumbnails I've done for an idea I've been playing with for a full illustration.

It was built on an image I took from an old cemetary I visited in Pennsylvannia. The statue's weathering made it feel more human in an odd way, I wanted to pair it with a real person and show some tension.

These are just a couple compositional variations.

I hope you enjoy them!