Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dr. Wha?

Just finished Seasons 5 and 6 of the new Dr. Who series.  Hooked!!! Have some Doctor Doodles. The last one is for a pal and will be re-drawn without the anatomical anomalies (arms do whaaaa??).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Hey guys, still in preliminary planning stages on a lot of projects. Totally botched a painting last night (My fault, got too fancy too fast). Here are some recent sketches.


And here are a couple of final sketches as I work out a painting for my grandparents.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pizza Bagels!

This was a warm-up doodle for today that I finished as a cool-down. It's inspired by Lucy Knisely's delicious and magical blog .  I'll send it to her in case she wants guest strips, too! Check out her blog, it's full of the most delicious and well-illustrated things!

Yum yum!!

Adventure Wedding Time!

I've been actually relaxing during break and most of the work I've been doing is either pre-sketch stages (lots of thumbnails and editing writing) and tweaking animations. So, I'll have things by the end of break but until then, I am working on fun things and playing Torchlight II!

Here is a wedding gift for a gal pal of mine. I FINALLY gave it to them, so I can post it here now. They're big Adventure Time fans!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paintings With Oils!

So this term I painted with oils. I have tried this once before, back in the year 2006, but was deterred by a terrible instructor and a general lack of understanding.

This term was different. I started out super rough, but my instructor was able to shove, scrape and drag me through to some basic lower level of color awareness and media handling. I have to say, looking at the comparison between my first few attempts and my last few, I actually made some marked progress. I am a very long way from being "good", but I aim to keep practicing. I am switching from oils to acrylics though- oils aren't exactly thrilling me.  Expect some other paintings from me later on!

I'm posting these in chronological order.

This is a series we did where we painted the same location at 3 different times o day to study the way the shadows worked and also the way the temperatures in the light and shadows altered.




 The above left is a tonal study of the image next to it that I did before doing the actual painting. I didn't save many of my tonal studies- I painted over most of them. Oh well!

More playing around with light and color temperature. Living by an old graveyard is pretty awesome.

I have one more but it's still a little too tacky for scanning and I'm not terribly proud of it, haha. Figured my last day would be a mega "off" day.

So that's it folks! Painting is fun, exhausting and a lot harder than anyone ever thinks it is. Do it!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ratty Love

We babysat a couple of snuggly rats for a pal the other week and feel promptly in love. Rats are such wonderful pets! They're clean and affectionate, they learn quickly, they are endlessly entertaining, they are easy to care for and I just love 'em!

Anyways, here's a sketch inspired by my rat love. Not modeled on anyone in particular.