Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Margot drives me insane.

So I've been crazy busy with this children's book, so I haven't really had a lot of time to do my own things, such as play with the pets or work on my own stuff.  Margot has recently shown her displeasure with the lack of attention, and has become EXTREMELY clingy.  Every time I leave the effing room, she starts screaming her head off; it's annoying and nerve wracking.
Screaming birds are not fun.

Pencil, about 9" by 12".

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Here, there be dragons!

I've been asked to do illustrations for a children's book (yay) that's to be self-published by a very nice lady, but I had to definitely finish this first :)  My usual medium, watercolor and color pencils.  About 14" by 20".
I had to do like, a bajillion composition sketches for it, most of which were too messy and unsightly to paste up here, but I shall post a couple anyway.  The first scan is the last page of three pages of ideas.  I had just decided to make the girl in the foreground with the dragon close to her, on the right.  The previous sketches don't look like the final at all, so I only scanned this page outta my sketchbook.
The second page is the final sketch before I started on the actual piece.  I always need a final sketch to look at and build my final off of, or else I can't finish the painting.  I envy those who can just compose and sketch off the top of their heads, grrr.
I'll update next with the layouts and character designs of the childrens' book, yay :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I was featured on my friend's blog.  REK's a bit of a jack-of-all trades, and his blog has a bit of everything, but mostly features up and comers in art, culture, and music...but mostly music :)

check out the interview here

Monday, March 1, 2010

snowy bridge

So I promised my grandma I'd draw her a snowy landscape....about two years ago.  I feel bad, but I found it unfinished today, so I thought I'd just touch it up and frame it so I can keep my promise... a tad late, but better late than never, eh?
I rushed it towards the end, so I'm not really happy with how it came out... but at least it's passable, haha :)
Done with mechanical pencils on bristol.  Super small, only about 4" by 6".  My grandma likes miniatures, and I thought it would be cute if I made it small.  Plus less work for me!  Oh God, I sound like the worst granddaughter ever.  Well, it's a good thing she can't read engrish.
Original photo used for reference

Anyway, here it is:
P.S. "super small"...teehee, that's what she said!  

whilst in the works: