The first image is a self-portrait of how I feel when I am drawing. I sometimes literally feel like I’m projecting my dreams from my third eye/brain, into my paper and magical things are coming out. I really don’t know what to expect sometimes and the journey of creating is probably my most favorite thing in the universe.
I am also completely obsessed with drawing hands lately. And mystical ladies.
The bottom three are works in progress I’m SUPER excited about!
Belated holiday greetings! My Holiday card and the last drawing of 2013.
I believe that 2014 will be a great year :D
Commissions and gift art for coworkers! I was really grateful for their support this holiday season and had a lot of fun bringing their ideas to light! It’s really wonderful as an artist when you are given an idea and then told “Whatever you think works best!” “Artist’s prerogative!”
It’s also magical knowing that my artwork will have a special place in people’s homes for them to love and treasure! The wedding painting, I was told, out-shined a new baby when it was opened!
I’ve been getting back into the swing of fashion/character design as well and forgot just how much I missed that part of my training and using my markers!
Random concept, not sure where she came from. As I was working on this I was thinking of them as AI cyborgs, in post-apocalyptic times, perhaps hundred of years after whatever disaster happened. They’re still suspended in the structure they’re attached to, and still able to sense things, but since they are not in completed stages of construction, they are trapped and have been watching the earth as it heals, creeping into their shelter and bringing new life in for them to observe and perhaps connect with.
I’ve been connecting with my work a lot more than usual lately and really trying to take composition into consideration. It’s a strange journey to see what I’m able to do.
Created for a contest on deviant art to design our ideal Sailor Earth. Had a lot of fun drawing this :)
11x14 marker on smooth bristol board
Mermaid Goodbyes, work in progress, mixed media (watercolor over marker)
Works in progress… Moving along slowly and surely. I’m trying to put images from my dreams to paper more frequently. I have also been trying to be really aware of composition and creating a space for the ladies I am always drawing.
My office is magical.. Well, Studio? Art room? Dolly room? Our neighbors moved out and they let us have their hutch and the girls’ two barbie houses! Jen was super sweet and cleaned the dollhouses for me. I plan on refurbishing them both for my monster high dolls :)
So, I’ve been living with Jen since May and our pets (My cat, Quiggly and her dog, Gypsy) have gotten along and grown closer than I could have hoped for! I never knew that a dog and cat could like each other this much and sometimes it’s magical. THEY LAY DOWN NEXT TO EACH OTHER. It’s too magical to handle some days…