Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Hydrangeas and Fireflies

Finally felt inspired tonight. Quick speed painting of hydrangeas and fireflies.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Purple Haired Mermaid

I wanted to draw some purple hair. :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hairs

I needed an excuse to draw some long hair!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Watercolor Sunset

Watercolor practice again. This time, an early sunset!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Neko Dango

I needed to draw something cute and silly today, so...Neko Dango!

Friday, March 07, 2014

Fox Fur(s)

Fox Furs! Somehow images of Foxy Fox in a 20s Fox Fur Opera coat came to mind (Yes, I realize how disturbing this kinda is, hehe). I love her spit curls and the coat's fluff!

Orange flowers and a Birdie

More practice with watercolors!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Downton Abbey Sketch

I finally got onto the Downton Abbey bandwagon! I realize I am years late. I have been trying to gesture draw from it as I've been working through the show. This one has been a favorite so far.

Blue Japanese Maples Leaves

I've been trying to take the time and paint more. I used watercolor for these pretty momiji (Japanese maple) leaves, inspired by the pretty colors of fall. Practice, practice, practice!

Monday, March 03, 2014

Maiko/Geiko Sketches

The Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto are an never-ending source of inspiration for me. I love everything about them; their clothing and how every little thing they wear has significance, the bright colors, the sacrifice they make to preserving some of the traditional Japanese arts. I find myself idly sketching them when I feel myself having a creative block.
I love the Wysteria tsumami kanzashi (flower hairpins).
Geiko speed paint. I like the expression in the eyes.

Friday, February 28, 2014

1970's Owl

One of my favorite pastimes it looking at midcentury artwork and design, especially work by Eames Panton. I love the bold colors and the strong shapes. I also love the fact that a large portion of housewares have owl motifs. They're all so cute I just had to draw one myself!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lady Sketches

Some lady sketches. First Cersei from "A Feast for Crows", how I see her expression of intense distaste.
Also, a 60s mod space gal, I think I've been watching too much "Mad Men".

Monday, February 17, 2014

Texas Blue Bonnet

Which are also called lupins (I believe)? They are one of my most favorite flowers. I used to have them grow in my backyard all the time and they were so lovely!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blackberries

A quick piece I did on a break. I love the shapes and colors in nature, and blackberries are terribly fun to draw. I need to do this more often!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Late Fall Pumpkin

I know it's a late submission for fall, but better late than never I guess!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Garlic!

They are so round and cute!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

IT Dragon

An image my husband asked for his business cards. I prob should get back around to doing that, hmmm.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Autumn Tayuu

My recent trip to Japan has given me so many things to be inspired about! The fall colors of the Japanese maple trees and the beautiful textiles were simply stunning. I don't even begin to do them justice here, but it was a fun way for me to practice with a way to stylize leaves.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Autumn Scene Revisited

I've been wanting to revisit this piece for some time. I really love the colors I used for it, and I felt it made for a very eye-catching image. I'm going to re-skin my portfolio site with this background, which really put the fire under my butt to go back and make some improvements.
I still get excited when I look at colorful leaves. Yeah fall!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Skull King

So much talk of Zombies and their ilk as of late. Trying to brush off the rust with a sketch. Skulls are way cooler with horns!