Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall Time

This time of year is perfect for walking through the historic Richmond Streets. I was inspired enough to make this. I worked differently this time: using pencil and charcoal vine to get some really great textures (the coloring was done in Photoshop). I tried to make it look not digitally-made, so I'll continue working this way to get that affect.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Head Shot Quickies

A speed painting I did a month or two ago that I forgot to upload, ha. Inspired by Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.

Practicing on speed drawing and making characters up. Each one took ten minutes maximum and were drawn straight in Photoshop. More of these to come soon!

^ Aren't I so pretty? ^

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Favorite Quote

"Arguably, no artist grows up; if he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist." Ned Rorem

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I did the lines with a 0.3 pen on watercolor paper, then colored in Photoshop (colors and style inspired by Milton Glaser). It feels good to be working and experimenting with these palettes (click to see its full colors!).

Next post, look out for some watercolor painting!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This post will be dedicated to my dear friend, Connie Kauffman! This sums up our relationship pretty well, I think. And check out her art blog's artistically wonderful, especially her digital paintings!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Only halfway through the fall semester, and I'm already wanting to be done with school! I've been occupied with classes, work, and an internship...Where I get the energy to do all this and update the blog with more art, who knows. I guess I like to keep you guys entertained, haha.

...and just to accurately sum up my days this semester.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

(Almost) End of September

Sorry about the lack of updating lately. My life's been just work, school, and some art projects developing. You'll find out about them soon enough...

Above: some character development practice.

A little botany here and there is nice too...

Drawing customers at work = fun character design practice!

Friday, September 3, 2010

School's begun...

...and it's time for me to step up my life drawing skills!

On the left is Karin Dreijer Andersson, lead singer of Fever Ray and The Knife.

I haven't done anything similar to figure drawing classes in at least two years. Last week, I attended one of the figure drawing classes held by The Art Department, or TAD. It was more than great to finally do work like this because I definitely needed the practice. So you guys will be seeing more of these in the future.