Friday, December 25, 2009

For Cyn.

I seem to be incapable of making a pencil drawing look decent once in my computer...Here is a drawing of my best friend's rabbit, Mr. Leeroy Bun. I feel so fortunate to have so many interesting and talented people in my life. Nothing says "I love you" like beautiful handmade gifties. <3

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I've been trying to get back into the swing of things with my art. I'm working on a few pieces at the moment, but they are for Christmas gifties, so I won't be able to post anything about them until after the holidays.

For now, here is something goofy. I found these little guys in a sketchbook a couple of days ago and decided to finally put some color in them.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


A very dear friend of mine passed away this night, October 20th, after a long illness. I started this portrait of him a few weeks ago, when I honestly thought the grief would keep me from painting at all.

To the big brother I am so lucky to have heart doesn't feel the same without you here.

I love you, Duane.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sadako Sasaki - Paper Cranes Illustration.

This semester is keeping me quite busy, so I'll have to apologize for the lack of posts. I'm currently working on four oil paintings that I hope to be posting about soon. In the meantime, here is a watercolor illustration based on the story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 cranes.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Quick Sketch.

Ok. I haven't gone any further with my painting. I'm in the process of coming up with my contract for another independent study for the fall, so hopefully I'll be on the right track soon. In the meantime, here is a pencil sketch of my friend, G.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Apples - Oil Study.

I'm experiencing a serious lack of time. Here are a some one-hour apples. I hope to have some progress shots of my current painting up soon.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Self Portrait - Oils.

An attempt to keep things brushy. Completed last month. Oils on canvas. 18" x 24".

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More One-Hour Self Portraits.

Older paintings once again. I started a new job last week etching tombstones, and it's eating up all my time. ><

Saturday, July 4, 2009

One Hour Oil Studies.

Random oil painting studies on masonite. Painted about a year ago giving myself a one hour time limit. I have a problem knowing when to put the brush down...

Self Portrait.

Portrait of Katie.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Owl & The Birds - Illustration.

I just got back from a long weekend of camping with friends. I should be posting more consistently now. In the meantime, this is for a fable by Aesop. Watercolor and ink on paper.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Velveteen Rabbit - Watercolor Illustration.

As promised, something new. This was done for the illustration portion of my portfolio (which needs a lot of work). It's watercolor on paper, with an overlay of Prismacolor pencils. It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but overall, I'm happy with the outcome. And of course, there were lessons learned along the way.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Random Paintings.

I've been very busy with my summer independent studies, so I have to apologize for all the old work I'm posting. I promise to start posting new works soon. =D

Trashcan. Acrylic palette knife painting on canvas board.

Teapot. Acrylic paint on canvas board.

Bob Marley. Watercolor painting done as a gift for a friend.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

More Self Portraits In Acrylic.

A couple more from the same time period as the previous post. I was especially hung up on Romaine Brooks at that point, so my palette leaned heavily towards hers.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Self Portraits - Acrylic Paintings.

These are a couple of years old, back from when I first began working on painted portraits. I was still using acrylic at the time, and now that I've picked up working with oils, I don't know how I ever pulled these off. Acrylic just dries too fast!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Digital Butterfly Illustrations.

Two illustrations for use on a rack card mock-up. These were hand-drawn in very basic shapes then scanned into Adobe Illustrator to be sectioned into pieces. These pieces were then copied over to Adobe Photoshop, where I airbrushed in all the color and detail.

Spicebush Swallowtail.


Texture Studies - Marker/Pencil Drawings.

To start with, here are a few older drawings that were done while taking an Illustration class a couple of years ago. They were all completed using Prismacolor markers on marker paper with an overlay of Prismacolor pencil.


Flaming Ping Pong.