Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I've been moving, and my home computer isn't actually connected yet. I plan on getting back to drawing and posting shortly. Have a happy holiday and a great new year!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Extreme Weather

Ok, so we had some storms tonight. I got the greatest show walking back to my apartment. The sun was almost set, Thunderheads in the distance, lit from above by the moonlight and inside by the lightning, and lit from below by the city lights. Pretty amazing. This is as close as I could draw it. Really extreme differences.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007


soo many Ideas for this topic. But I have this Russian nesting doll right infront of my computer so I illustrated it.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Bean

The law firm I work at isn't opening until 11am tommorrow due to the late-night cubs game tonight! Thought i'd share that with you all.

I didn't feel like fighting to get home with all the other commuters. Besides, then I'd just sit and do nothing really. Instead I did something. I went to the park and drew the "Bean" aka. Cloud Gate sculpture.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

situations in fairy tales

So I read this book a few months ago. The description of a particular scenario in it stuck with me. Baba Jaga put a sleeping princess in what appears to be a glade. If you approach the princess the leaves on the glade floor part to show a giant pit and a bear within that pit which then chases the person who is approaching the princess. So on to my drawing. I did mine with mist. But still has the pit, and the bear (just in one corner you can almost see him) and the pillar with, in this case, with me standing there. Now I don't really swear, but I think if I were in this situation, I would. lol.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

sketchcrawl WIA

I didn't really have the heart to sketch right off the bat. I watched some, I plopped some paint down. And I penned stuff. There were soo many people outside for the last day of summer, playing in the fountains. And it was a beautiful day. Though I'm glad they canceled my call for the film set this afternoon!

Then we went to a grassy field in Millenium park where I selected people from the masses who were having a lazy saturday afternoon.

And the final bit of drawing is what I like doodling. Animals. And oh what fun it was! Wierdly enough, if you draw a unicorn, it's bound to attract attention. I mean, they're like the supermodel of the horse world. It was like every kid within, oh, I don't know, 15 feet just KNEW there was a unicorn being drawn and then they were looming over us like odd looking vultures. But luckily we were in a group so they were'nt about to pick on us or anything. lol.

And now I have an idea for a new blog of animals. Yes....stay tuned.

Halloween thoughts

I had some time waiting at a theatre meeting the other night. So what do I do? Draw my inklings on possible halloween costumes. I pretty much drew anything that came in mind. I won't know which I'll make until I find some supplies. I have more ideas. But I've had friends express interest in the tootsie pop owl. I thought my idea to be one of those russian nesting dolls would be fun cause then when I popped the fake head off, i'd have myself on the inside with makeup. Oh so many ideas. I'll probably drop the unicorn as I already did that when I was 10. I've always made my costumes
a. mostly due to lack of funds (hmmm...that's never left me) , and
b. I always thought my homemade costumes were waay better than those silly plastic masks all my friends were wearing. (still think pre-made costumes are pretty lame.)
c. Creativity and Imagination about exploded out my pores and I had to have some outlet. (uh...still have that problem)

So many costume ideas. If I do the owl, I have to wear the glasses and the hat and I'll carry around a bunch of tootsie pops in an over the shoulder bag. But it'd be hard to drive my bike on that one. If I have enough time and money I may buy myself a wig, braid it into buns and make myself into princess leia...though I don't really know how to make a prop gun...that I might have to buy a toy gun and refurbish to make it look more real.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Zzoo Sketches

I'm sorta glad the film set work was canceled friday cause then I got to go out with everyone and draw! So here's my zoo sketches! The hardest was the one-armed lemur/monkey thingy. It was cute. And then there was the bad-ass monkey, he looked like he had a fo-hawk and an earring. lol

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Its a Grand Night for Singing!

Grand Night for Singing-

I will NOT get that song out of my head for a while. Dance Rehearsal tonight on that scene really drummed that melody into my head. I just got to get the actual words down yet. lol

Anyway, here's two bits of my set design ideas for two different scenes. Just to give you a small taste of it, nothing fancy. And we shall see what it actually comes out looking like!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

no drawings

Well I might have some later-but tis my birthday weekend. I may have some from Starved Rock, dad's takin me there. :) Have a great labor day weekend people!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Zoo Sketch

My friends Catherine, Sarah, and Adrian came into the city and I got out of my office job early to go draw with them at the zoo. It was a fun day, lots of the animals actually seemed to be posing for us. And because it was a weekday, the crowds weren't soo heavy. Here are my drawings from our mini sketchcrawl in no particular order:

Rome and Montecassino

I just got back from Italy where I had VERY little time to draw (sadly). Sigh, someday I'd like to go there and have time to draw. Anyway.
Here are three drawings, one done in the car while waiting, one done on a sidestreet while waiting, and finally, one done quickly in a garden while waiting. All really short waits. I don't like the last one. Wish I had time to make the first one more defined, and the middle one- well, there's a definite wish to have had more time really.

Monday, July 30, 2007


I'm pretty new to logo designing, but I just was informed that the design I created for Women In Film's Focus Awards has been choosen for this year's awards! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Saturday's Chicago sketchcrawl

The planetarium

most of the sketchcrawlers under the trees

I had to leave early, so this was the last thing I got to draw with the rest of em'

quick sketches while waiting for Young Frankeinstien

cleaning up

a very quickly and badly drawn movie screen

This woman came around plugging a wine tasting at the back of the park.

This lady had a fabuolously floaty dress and a defined walk

These two were picknicking and chatting while waiting for the movie to start, much like everyone else

This guy was watchin his older mom attempt to sit in a folding chair. It was quite the sight.