Friday, May 6, 2016

Work

I've had little time lately to do any painting, unfortunately, but this is my "ME" time.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Creative Market

I have a new little design shop! I love making little vectors in my free time (free time? what's that?) so this is where I'll post them!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Caffenol

Bought some cheap color film from Walmart the other day during a sale and broke out the old Canon film camera! Little did I know, no where in town processes film for negatives anymore! You have to send them off and pay for a CD with the images... for $9. I have a scanner that can scan film so that's just a waste of money for me. I didn't want to buy chemicals to do it myself because I have no where to dump the chemicals safely. Buuutttt, I found out about CAFFENOL! Which is where you develop film with instant coffee, washing powder, and vitamin C! Below are some examples (took me three rolls of film before I could get the hang of it... mainly because I'm using color film...) I think I'll invest in some black and white film so that they give me better (CLEARER) quality with the way I'm able to develop... But it was fun!







Sunday, March 13, 2016

Little Things

I believe I've been a bit stir crazy with all this weather lately! I've worked on commissions, but more so, I've been doing a lot of random little paintings!



Monday, February 29, 2016

Mouse Story

This is a little something I have in the works! I've been working on this story little bits at a time, but it'll be adorable when finished!
 watercolor and colored pencil
See it painted here!




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Ideas

I've had so many book ideas lately and I've been trying to divide up my time for all of them! But maybe it's better to work on a few at a time instead... Things are moving slowwwlyyy....

See this speed painting here!
watercolor and colored pencil!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's a quick little card for everyone! See it painted here!

Izzy says Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Watercolor Speed Painting

Lately I've been taking small doodles and recording myself painting them for my youtube channel. I'm gearing up and practicing so that when I do a "serious" painting, my skills with video editing, angles, etc. aren't so shoddy... So if you want to see this image being painted, click here!

Be gentle... I'm new to this.. :)
Also if you have any tips for me, please comment or shoot me an email!!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The View...

...I had during the 2016 Super Bowl game.
I'm wondering whether I should paint this digitally or traditionally with watercolor.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Youtube

I'm fairly new to the marker art world, but I thought I'd try some of these pastel ones... in addition, I also recorded myself using them in a speed painting... er... markering..? Anyway, take a look if you'd like! I have 2 others on my channel and I'm hoping to make more... and hopefully get better at it.. :P


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Birthday card

I try to draw my Dad a birthday card every year... 
This is him. He plays guitar and wears flip flops all year round.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Phone Drawings

So I have a Galaxy Note 4 and the stylus rocks! Here's to hoping I get in more sketching time from now on!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

So this is a week late, but I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was full off being THANKFUL!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

IF: Adventure

I'd like to go on a star photography adventure! Far from city lights with a nice small campfire to warm my toes!

Watercolors on 90lb cold press. (Just got some Schmincke Horadam watercolors... omg..)

And something spooky just because. :) 
Watercolors on 90lb cold press

Monday, September 28, 2015

extra little things

There's a new gallery opening up next month and I've already picked out my wall to rent! Here are a couple little things I am putting up:



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Character development

Trying to channel this adorable little girl!
Here are 3 different versions.

sketched in graphite, inked with brush pen, colored in photoshop


Sunday, September 6, 2015

IF: Old

Granny Annabel was lost in thought, thinking of her long gone youth.

Watercolor on sketch paper

Sunday, August 30, 2015

IF: Work

Apparently to my daughter, it takes a lot of "work" to look this "good." :)

gouache on 140lb cold press

Monday, August 24, 2015

IF: Pointy

Penny the Pirate had her own pointy stick, her trusty sword: Quicksilver!

Watercolor on 140lb cold press

Sunday, July 12, 2015

IF: Garden

She built her fort in the tree in the overgrown garden, but didn't allow any boys to come see.

Watercolor and ink on 140lb cold press

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SCBWI: Diverse

My friends and I are different from each other, and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Watercolor on 140lb cold press

Friday, July 3, 2015

IF: Sharp

 
Stay sharp with knowledge!
 
Has anyone used Fresh Paint on the Surface tablet?! So much fun!


Friday, June 26, 2015

SCBWI: Adventure

Bah! I was late with this one. 
Looking for an adventure? Open a book!
Digital (Photoshop)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

SCBWI: Picture Book Gumbo

My regional SCBWI site was calling for banner art for an upcoming workshop! 
Check out my piece on the site here! Or see it below:



Saturday Sketch

I worked at the library this last Saturday, but I didn't have much time to paint. :( 
I was able to produce this cutie though:
I have an English Bulldog named Izzy. And this is how I picture her in my mind.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Stuff

I need to start balancing things and setting priorities! Painting should be at the top of the list, but recently, I've had to push it aside for other things. I've been going through withdrawals!
Also I've been working on a couple new books. It's hard having so many ideas and choosing which one to work on first. I'm trying to work on all of them at the same time... Good idea? Bad?