Friday, November 16, 2012

"Bicycling Elephants"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Here are some bicycling elephants.  

That's all I have for now... but there will be more posted soon, I have some other work in progress!  

Good bye!

EDIT DECEMBER 3, 2012:  I decided to get rid of the halo in the upper right hand corner, because it was annoying.  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Fall Scene" 
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Hi, here's an illustration I'd been working on and off for the last month.  It's sadly the only thing I've managed to finish since I last posted, which is horrible, it's been so long...  I want to post more in the future, like really post more, like a lot more, soon, because I am feeling starved of art right now.  My life, lately, has been all over the place, and the amount of time I've had to spend on drawing has dwindled.  Today it dawned on me just how starved I am: I spent most the afternoon sketching in what must have looked like a possessed, perhaps even maniacal, state.  Like I was an addict getting my fix.  Or something.  It was frightening.

This illustration consists of more of the same old.  I suppose the newer things about it are that I played with a more monochromatic color palette and... gave my girl pupils.  But I think for the most part it's comfortably within what I usually do.  More to come with more newness soon, I'm hoping (and planning!)  For now, so long...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rima with Animals

"Rima with Animals"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Just a random drawing!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hansel and Gretel



"Hansel And Gretel"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

This is a drawing I did to the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel."  Not really sure how I feel about it.  I ran into a lot of struggles, especially during the coloring stage.  It's done, though, and now that I've gotten some space it doesn't look as weird as it did all the time I worked on it.  So I'm glad for that.  Also, I'm glad because I learned a lot, particularly on what it's like to work with a more crowded composition than I'm used to. Hope the next time I do something like this I'll do a better job!

Other than this I haven't had much in the works.  I've started a couple illustrations and mom drawings, and am currently trying to muster up some kind of book dummy project.  I just got back from the SCBWI conference in Los Angeles, CA, and it was absolutely amazing and inspiring, so much so my head is suddenly crawling with story ideas.  This is unlike most my summer, where I've wondered what to write but never actually came across an idea that felt inspiring enough.

Okay, well that's all... Bye!

P.S.  I updated the header image of my blog... it's a catipede and some other random animals.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Saddlehead Dog


"Saddlehead Dog w/ Bird and Blobs (color + bw)"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Decided to make a new image for a business card and this is what resulted.  It's a dog, I think... with a bird and some blob people.  The dog has a saddle on its head, hence why it's called a saddlehead dog.  But I don't think that's a very good name.  Unfortunately I cannot think of anything else so this is what it'll have to be called for now.

I'm currently working on an image to put on the top of my blog, a header image... cause yeah, my blog's title is really crummy and unappealing.  That'll be up soon!

For now bye!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Isabella


"Isabella Sitting on her Cat Chair"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

After doing nothing but horizontal illustrations for the last 9 months I really wanted to do something vertical... so I made this thing, for fun.  It originally began as an attempt to get myself to do an interior setting, and slowly morphed into I don't know.  It's not really set inside or outside, but I'm happy that at least it's a little bit away from the nature settings I usually do!

That's it for now.  I have a few new drawings started though and will soon start doing some illustrations to the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel (just for fun.)  So there will definitely be more updates in the near future!  

Okay, so long!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thesis #12

Finished the last two illustrations for my thesis project!  

"Friday"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

"Saturday"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thesis #11

"Friday"
Pencil

Finished my last black and white drawing for thesis! It's the dream Ashlyn had on Friday.  Hm yeah I had a ton of fun rendering this!  I had to finish it in a much more condensed amount of time than the others, meaning rather than casually working on it on and off I worked on it within 4/5 extremely focused back splitting drawing marathons.  Was fun after a while, almost hypnotized myself drawing it... to the point where I probably looked like an exact replica of that swirly eyed rabbit, ha.

I won't have anything too new to show after this, for a little while, anyway, as this was my last piece of the year... and at MICA... so crazy!  But I will post the color version of this and Saturday up soon.  And then the finished box and books, too.   And yes once summer comes around I'll start posting some new things I've been thinking about and being all inspired about forever!  Can't wait to finally make some new work!  Although I had a lot of fun with this project, I've definitely hit a point where I want to move on - drawing Ashlyn got a bit tiresome.

All right, goodbye for now.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thesis #10 and Another Collage


"Thursday - Color Version"
Pencil, colored in photoshop


"Random Landscape"
Marble paper, photoshop

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thesis #9 and a Bird

Here are Saturday and Thursday from my thesis project...


"Saturday"
Pencil


"Thursday"
Pencil


And here is a bird from my collage class...


"Bird Scape"
Marble paper, photoshop


That's it, but I should have more up soon... Have one more drawing left for thesis, and a bunch of collages I really hope I can get myself to finish. Maybe I'll post some watercolors I don't know, depends on if they turn out crappy or not.

Okay, well, goodbye!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thesis #8


"Ashlyn Dreaming - Color Version"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thesis #7


"Sunday"
Pencil, colored in photoshop.

Colored Sunday yayyy. Now onto the cover. And the three BW drawings that remain. :D

One of these days I'll post something other than thesis work... currently have a few collages waiting to be finished... and some watercolor paintings maybe I like enough to post, maybe . For now this is it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thesis #6


"Ashlyn Dreaming"
Pencil

This is the BW version of the cover illustration for my thesis project. I plan to put the color version on the top of the box that will hold the books.


"Wednesday"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Finally conjured up enough motivation to finish coloring Wednesday.

That's it for now, but I should have the Sunday color version up some time in the next few days!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thesis #5


"Tuesday"
Pencil, colored in photoshop


"Sunday"
Pencil

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thesis #4 and Roberta


"Monday"
Pencil, colored in photoshop

Finished coloring the black and white Monday piece... Might make changes in the future but probably not anything major.



"Roberta"
Marble paper, pencil, edited in photoshop

This is a piece I did for a collage class I'm taking. For the class, we spend the bulk of the semester working independently and developing some kind of cohesive body of work. In my room I found a bunch of handmade marble paper I bought back in high school, and decided to use it to make creatures and stuff. Here's my first one - it's of a winged thing running who I have decided to name Roberta. :D

K, I should have another thesis piece up in the next few days... Bye!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thesis #3


"Tuesday"
Pencil

Another thesis piece - this one is Tuesday.

Should have a colored piece and another black and white posted soon. For now, bye!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thesis #2


"Monday"
Pencil

Finished another thesis piece ... the black and white version, anyway - eventually I will color this!