Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Girl Touching Hair - work in progress

This is an oil painting on canvas board that I've been working on. It's a work in progress. I was going in one direction, then decided to go in another direction. I decided to go for a blue look. I'm not sure what else I'll do with it.


I had a bunch of tubes of watercolor paint that I've bought here and there at different art stores/expos, but I wasn't using them because I like to use portable palettes. So, I found this palette where I could squeeze whatever paints I wanted in the wells, close it up and go. Some of the paints in other palettes had colors I would never use. I wish it had a few more wells because I didn't have space for Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber, but I have a small Winsor & Newton palette that has those, so if I plan on using them I'll just carry that palette with me. Otherwise, I just use the Van Dyk Brown that I have on this one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Korean Chefs

I didn't quite finish this one. I'm hoping to have time to work on it later.

Korean Chef

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Another version of my owls. I like the idea of different colored eyes.

girl in big shirt and skirt

Testing out the Japanese brush pen again. I love the texture of the Canson watercolor paper. I found it sold in a big bulk of looseleaf sheets in a craft shop with an art section. I've never even seen this in the regular art stores I go to. They usually just have the watercolor blocks, not loose sheets. I'm less afraid to make mistakes on it since I have so much of it.

Girls in Blankets

I was thinking of the artist, De Grazia, when I was creating these and how he sort of treated the body and clothing as one big mass. I used my Japanese brush pen again. I still can't get the ink to flow. I have to keep dipping it in water which dilutes the ink and I get a gray color instead of black.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - Caution

When you walk under birds, you have to proceed with caution.

Friday, August 21, 2009

brush pen and watercolor

Testing out my Japanese brush pen with some added watercolors. I like the texture of the Canson watercolor paper. I did these while watching Project Runway which is quite entertaining. I don't know if something is wrong with my pen or if the ink is old, but the ink never seems to flow well. I just changed the cartridge, but I've had the cartridges for a few years now. The brush tip is a brand new sable one, so I don't know what the problem is.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Red pencil and watercolor.

girl with skim board

My intention behind this was to come up with a fashion illustration style. Something you could see in a magazine.

Monday, August 03, 2009

How I Dearly Wish I Was Not Here

I was experimenting with the color in photoshop and liked these two.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

in progress

This is a preliminary drawing before I paint it in watercolor. It was meant to be a fashion illustration piece.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

IF - Hollow

Hatful of Hollow
Inspired by the album of the same title by The Smiths

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Mute Witness in progress

This is still in progress. I just added some paint to it.

ACEOs in progress

These are some ACEOs that are ready to be painted.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I came up with this idea today to do drawings of people dancing and make them into ACEOs. I am most interested in people who dance funny, but they don't care or even know they are dancing that way. There is always someone or several people at a party or a dance that have an odd way of dancing. You know what I mean. They're having fun, though and everyone has fun watching them.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Illustration Friday - Breezy

"Oops! Too Breezy!"

It has been a long time since I have participated in Illustration Friday. Each week I look at the topic, but never get to it. I decided to do this one. I should make it a point to participate every week. It's good practice.

Friday, February 27, 2009


This is an oil painting I did the other day for my painting blog. I named her Alice because she reminds me of Alice in Wonderland with her blonde hair and blue dress. I didn't plan to paint Alice in Wonderland. It just ended up looking that way. It was taken from a camera, so there's a bit of glare. I will scan this as soon as I get the chance.

I like the way this one turned out and it has become one of my favorites.

Monday, January 26, 2009