Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My dogs

I know this isn't art, but I thought I'd share. :)  These are my two pups who make me laugh everyday. Schala the Sheltie and Kuma the Collie.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blue Hair

Missed last week's long pose but back at it tonight.  I'm mixed on this one.  I like some of the colors but I'm not drawing the facial structures correctly.  I draw too many cartoons and I just get all my proportions wrong.  Will probably step up my life drawing of people more. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I've been in an all-day meeting the last two days.  Thankfully they let me draw!  I decided to do some Pokemon.  These were done in crayon with an acrylic pen. xD


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Golden Nap

On Ipad with Sketchclub app

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Portrait Session

Another oil painting night!  Same girl/pose as last week for 3 hours (including breaks).  The poor girl looked a little bored.  I want to get more saturated and bright colors in my next piece if I can.  Had lots of fun!

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Quick sketch before bed


For a coworkers daughter. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Portrait night

Aaron Coberly has started up a long pose session every Thursday night at Eastside Artist Collaborative! I'm going to primarily practice my oils and portrait work.  This is what I did tonight.

The first 2 hours I worked and pretty much failed haha.  I didn't get my values right, mainly they weren't contrasty enough at all.  I focused too much on subtle hues too soon.  Squint squint squint! Paint big shapes!

Here is the not-working-great portrait, although I was pretty happy with the initial drawing.

Aaron recommended that I scrape and start over.  So I did that and worked for the last hour on this.  It's still not working completely, but at least I got closer to the values.  Super fun and I learned a lot. :)  Excited for next week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tonight's Practice

First attempt at mixing colors with oils... I learned a lot.  Yes that's me, although I think I made myself look older (I hope) haha.  Also I looked slightly surprised. Oh well. :3

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lunchtime Sketch

Another character/story I'm playing around with

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I had a lot of fun drawing my neice's Toothless figurine in crayon (was out at Grandmas house today!). Christianna also did some great drawings.  I think I might do more pieces in crayon.  :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


From a random Pinterest picture, trying to keep my strokes loose and subtle variation in color.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tonight's painting

meh (now with less meh)


Done on ipad with procreate app.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More Tula

I like the last image, but I felt like she was too old for the project I'm working on.  Went back closer to my original design from a few years ago.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A girl and her friend

Doing some different styles with a character idea I've had for a while.  Colored the one I liked best.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

To Battle!

Done on my ipad with the bestest art app Sketchclub!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Sunday

Started with abstract paint swishin' and I guess it turned into a beach thingy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cloud friends

Maybe I'll color this. :)

Monday, February 10, 2014



Sketch colored in photoshop.