Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas cards and other cards

Christmas cards for etsy! they're a little different, i think this may be the first illustration i've posted with digital coloring. i'm not a good digital artist by any means, but i'm pleased with it for this, i think the solid colors suit the kind of naive and playful feeling. (also much faster, plus plus!) i'm so excited for christmas, it is my very favorite.

i've got a few other new things on my etsy too which i haven't posted here, some greeting cards and prints and more original paintings...


now to get started on secret gift paintings ;3

Thursday, November 18, 2010

RAM square

one of my squares for the RAM Art Gallery. If you're in Jacksonville, come to the Arts Market and see, there are lots of good squares! (David did one too - you can see his here :3)

acrylics this time, and on a really textured surface, it's been a at least a year or two since i've used acrylics. i'm pleased, though!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The Silver Doe

my very favorite scene in deathly hallows, maybe even in all the books. between 's reread and discussion posts, visiting wizarding world in august, and the movie coming so soon, i only recently have calmed down from a big HP brain-takeover (and it's not over yet! glad to have gotten this done before part one). this is the first real fanart i've done since back when i was a middle-schooler obsessed with sailormoon... that is something!  

i think this got it out of my system a little, which will hopefully last for the next week and a half leading up to the movie, because i have no time to be thinking about anything other than art. i have so many projects to work on... still in the midst of commission work, but i also have a couple of small canvases to think of ideas for and complete for the arts market's newish gallery area (hopefully at least one by this saturday augh), and i need to finalize some ideas for holiday-themed illustrations (hopefully completed sometime this month, i want to add new items to etsy!)... november is going to be so busy, and then most of december will probably be devoted to gift paintings and things like that. ahh! but i like it.

Harry Potter, etc etc belongs to J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros., etc etc

Monday, October 18, 2010

new Etsy items

I have four original paintings now for sale in my Etsy shop! 
Birdsong, Brother and Sister, Paisley Butterflies, and Modern Marie... take a look!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Dream

for the illustration friday theme, spooky. posted this on flickr but forgot to put it here. just a little thing, i wish i had time to make something bigger... i wish i could paint halloween paintings all year :3

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

new Etsy items

a couple of new paisley-themed items in the shop... one new necklace design, and paisley butterfly greeting cards!
take a look ♥

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Effects of a Sweet Nature

"You are so very pretty, my dear, so good and so mannerly, that I cannot help giving you a gift." For this was a fairy, who had taken the form of a poor country woman, to see how far the civility and good manners of this pretty girl would go. "I will give you for a gift," continued the Fairy, "that, at every word you speak, there shall come out of your mouth either a flower or a jewel."

- Diamonds and Toads, by Charles Perrault

some of you may remember that i've posted an image for diamonds and toads before... i like this one much better!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Illustration Friday: Giant

(giant hair, giant sunglasses, giant credit card bill.)

it's just a quick sketch i whipped up today; i had another, bigger idea for this week's theme, but it involves too many things i am not yet comfortable enough with. exaggerated perspective, landscape, a big muscly man... no chance of finishing it by tonight!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Illustration Friday: Paisley

for this week's illustration friday theme, paisley.

i always like my sketches much better than the finished product.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sidewalk Chalk

a few photos from the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival this past weekend. my square took third place in the alumni category, so pleased!

a dog stepped on her... i promise that is not a paw print tattoo.

it is only similar to my original idea, but i think it came out well considering the weather... i believe the only two times i have participated are the only two times it has rained! how frustrating. it's sort of fun that way though, too. (and i have watercolor plans for my original sketch, today, i feel good about it.)

credit for the third image goes to SCAD's Sidewalk Festival website, where you can also view the rest of the winners.
and as a side note - if you ever are looking for advice on how to sound and look as awkward as possible, check out my interview with the District and the Spotted gallery at savannahnow. i do give lessons.