Thursday, December 04, 2008

ACEOs in progress

These are a few ACEOs that I haven't painted yet. I haven't finished the drawing in the second one.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Conté drawing

Here's a preliminary sketch I did on watercolor paper. I am going to start painting it, although I like the drawing as it is. The discoloration is in the scan, not the original.

Ukraine Woman

I recently bought a book on Egon Shiele and liked how he used paper with a mustard color background. This was probably the type if paper available to artists at the time because I noticed that a lot of others also used this paper. I also like the way he combined conte crayon and watercolor, so I gave it a whirl.
I watched a movie about Modigliani and noticed that those painters back then all wrote their last names out as their signature. It makes more sense than the initials I use, so I'm going to start signing my last name.
It's sad that so many artists had tragic lives.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Wintergirl in Purple Scarf

This was done in graphite and Prismacolor.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chuck Caricature

Zachary Levy as Chuck in the TV series "Chuck".

Sarah Connor Caricature

Lena Headey as Sarah in the TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Ned Caricature

Lee Pace as Ned from the TV show Pushing Daisies.

Charlie Sheen Caricature

Blair Caricature

Leighton Meester as Blair from the TV show Gossip Girl.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Caricature

Friday, May 30, 2008

ATC exchange

I participated in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) exchange with elementary school kids in Lebanon, Indiana. The letter and card on the top is from a boy name Blake. The one on the bottom is from Emily. Their teacher, Nicole Hanley, guides them in ATC projects for their school. She put together a book featuring artists and students which you can read more about here:
I was very excited to receive these cards and decided to post them. Thank you Blake and Emily for your wonderful creations!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I will either keep working on this a bit more or redo it. I like it, but I think it could be better.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Illustration Friday - Homage

I recently saw Into The Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport. I have never heard of the Kindertransport before. It is a documentary about the children that were put on trains in their Nazi occupied countries and sent to Great Britain during the holocaust. Their parents sent them away in order to save their lives, but most of the kids never saw their parents again. It made an impression on me so I did these doodles for this week's topic Homage. I may not have gotten the clothing right, but I remember them wearing similar things in the film.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Illustration Friday - Heavy

I didn't create anything specifically for this topic, but this is what I had done recently. It's really called "Going For a Dip".

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Princess ACEO in progress

I actually finished painting the rest of this, but lo and behold, the "waterproof" ink wasn't so waterproof after all. It bled a little, so I'm going to have to paint the face over with opaque paint. I like this version better. Oh well. Tant pis pour moi.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

ACEO damaged

After I did the drawing for this as an ACEO for my Etsy shop, one of the edges got bent so I'm not able to sell it. I decided to go ahead and paint it though, so here it is.

ATC donations

There is a schoolteacher in Indiana who has her students create ATCs. She has asked artists to donate cards for an exchange with her students. She is putting together a book of all of the ATCs traded (students and artists). These are two that I am donating.
After I had posted my Little Red Riding Hood for the Illustration Friday topic Tales and Legends, I found the drawing for this one that I had already started, but hadn't painted. I had forgotten that I had drawn it. This version is a little different than the one I submitted previously for IF. I decided to go ahead and paint it to donate to the kids.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Illustration Friday - Blanket idea

This was my first idea for the IF Blanket topic that I was sketching out, but I came up with a better idea and went with that.

Illustration Friday - Blanket

Sharing a blankie is best when you put it up next to your cheek where it feels the softest. It makes your thumb taste better. However, sharing a blankie almost never happens. You have to have your own.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Illustration Friday - Tales & Legends

For this week's topic I've done Little Red Riding Hood. This is also an original ACEO card for sale on my Etsy site

Saturday, January 12, 2008

sketches for new characters

I did these sketches for new characters yesterday. My favorite is the one with stars. She's my "starchild".

Illustration Friday - Stitch

"I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear."
That's a line from a Smiths song called This Charming Man. The next line is, "This man said it's gruesome that someone so handsome should care." It's funny that the words "gruesome" and "handsome" are in the same sentence.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

She Waits For Him - in progress

I've finally decided to sell prints, so my new projects for this year are to create artwork for prints. This will allow me to keep my originals. This piece is one of those I'm working on. I've got new paints I'm excited to be working with.

When this is done, I will be selling prints of it off of my Etsy site at

I've got lots of new ideas for projects this year. I am seriously looking into doing portraits on commission and my plan is to start doing that in the next few months. I'm going to create some examples and most likely do graphite, watercolor and possibly oil or acrylic portraits on commission.

So many projects, so little time...
I hope this year is a good one for all of you!

Illustration Friday - 100%

100% BFF (Best Friends Forever)