Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Painting in progress

A painting I started working on a while ago, and now in short bursts since then. It's getting there


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A drawing a day: 5. lotus flowers

Drawing a day july 5th! Watercolor flowerrrsssss!! These are done in watercolor on watercolor paper with black and white ink. I made a couple to send as thank you's for my two relatives that gave me graduation gifts. The green/yellow one got sent, the purple/blue is up for sale in my Etsy Shop!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

comic: new sheets

A silly little comic. My sheets are now pink and made of luxurious and inexpensive jersey fabric.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Resin experiments

Here is a tiny glimpse at my first resin attempts!




I have an easy casting low-odor resin kit, and these specially made molds. I've seen a lot of people make candy-filled pieces, and they were so cute I decided that would be my first attempt.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lego heels! My attempt!


LEGO HEELS. If you saw it floating around on the internet, an artist made an adorable pair of lego heels. Inspired, I decided to try and make my own. Now, these aren't completely finished (I ran out of legos) but they are pretty close to done.



Now where does one wear a delightful pair of heels such as this?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tornado lady painting in progress


Wood painting progress! We recently had a tornado in my state, so this image of a lady tornado have been in my mind. This is acrylic on a wood board. I did the drawing with a watercolor stick so I could wash off the drawing lines if I made a mistake (although composition-ally I think I put the lady in a little low)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

23rd birthday!

My 23rd birthday was on may the ninth of this year, and I had a lovely magical time.

I really like celebrating... holidays and birthdays are things I really look forward to. That is why every year I try to squeeze as much birthday activity as I possibly can.

We had the family party on sunday: Takeout sushi, box of chocolates, silly birthday hat, magical rainbow my little pony cake.


My boyfriend is so sweet and understands how important my birthday is to me. He took me into the city so I could go to all my favorite places, we ate sushi for lunch, and hot pot for dinner. We had bubble tea, went to the comic book shop, got beads at the bead store, cake in chinatown, and he drove the whole time so I didn't have to be stressed in traffic.

 Looking at these pictures again is making me hungry

Hot pot with friends! Hotpot is so delicious I can't handle it 
 

Thanks to everyone who celebrated with me or wished me a happy birthday! Lets do it again next year.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

An unusual meeting

Going through more older art... As I am preparing to graduate, I am starting to work on my website, causing me to go through piles of older work to look for appropriate work to put up as-is, or to re-do. The following image is not going on the new site, but I thought it was worth sharing.




This is not the whole image and does not represent the intended composition, I unfortunately don't have the time to scan this drawing in pieces and put them together in photoshop (image is bigger than my scanner bed.)


Monday, March 28, 2011

Watercolor times! sea shells

A couple of paintings done for my watercolor class


 I love the beautiful patterns that kosher salt makes on watercolor paintings. My teacher really liked this one, and said that I should make a set of shell paintings like this, and that I could sell those to a card company.

The shell I chose is really different than the other ones that were chosen by the rest of the students, this one had a beautiful pattern on it, and is small and round. The others are large with lots of sharp edges that cause dramatic shadows. My teacher has commended me for choosing a shell that's so hard to paint, but I've enjoyed the challenge of trying to paint the pattern so that it looks like its a part of the shell. (I don't think I've achieved this just yet, but maybe by the end of the class I will)
This clearly is not a shell, but I had so much fun doing the rainbow shell painting I decided to do another one while it dried. A piece of sushi was a easy and simple shape to render quickly. Also I was probably craving sushi at the time...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cat rackham!


CAT RACKHAM by Steve Wolfhard is the best comic you should be viewing with your eyes if you are not already viewing it. I love it and it's amazing and so I decided to make the character out of clay because he is adorable.

Here he is after being freshly baked

paint time!



All beautiful and colorful.

Ready for adventures!


I kind of forgot to sand him down after I baked him, so he isn't as smooth as he's supposed to be, but still decently cute. Measured he is 2 inches tall! He's having a great time hanging out on my desk.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More sketchbook dumpings

"dumping" is probably not a great word to describe posting pictures from my past sketchbooks but we'll go with it for now. Here are a collection of sketches!




This is a little sketch that I plan to refine and maybe do some paintings of.



Super old sketch for an Alice and wonderland project in a Black and white class in college. I did do a finished piece but I have no idea where that went. I want to redo this in color, because I actually really like this sketch for some reason.


Back of a guy in my class during a critique


And a little drawing to test out this new ink pen brush I got (it sucks :( )
I like to draw lots of hair.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MOLESKINE COMPLETED

I finished out my moleskine sketchbook, so here are some drawings from it!






I like her face for some reason

This drawing got messed up from some marker bleeding. I need to re-imagine this as a painting

Stippling! This also suffered some bleeding problems, but faintly.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Illustration Friday: Chicken


My quick little watercolor drawing for Illustration Friday. My family actually owns chickens (we don't have a farm... my parents just thought it would be fun to have some chickens so now there is a little coop in the yard) and this is a "portrait" of one of them. He actually was killed when a fox broke in to the coop a year or two ago, poor fellow.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cabin on the Ocean

Summer 2010


I should have done this post back in summertime when it actually occurred, but I was too busy living a vagabond lifestyle.
But I'm sure these pictures can still be enjoyable now.




cottage times, right on the beach!


Squeaky room


Antique store


Sorry buddy :(


seashell shop


beautiful beaches all over the place




Did I mention this was on Cape Cod? Spent a week in a cottage on the beach in a town right next to P-town. I've been going there since I was a little rosy-cheeked young girl.