Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Illustration Portfolio time

I've been hard at work trying to get some new artwork done! Been playing around with new techniques that I've learned about reading things online. Most of the stuff is 1 - 2 day play. I have been reading a lot too, getting ideas or just enjoying what I'm reading.

This week I did my first illustration friday drawing that I've done in a while.

You can find that here in my daily drawing blog:

Speaking of which, isn't really a daily drawing blog at this point.  I've been kinda using it on-and-off again. The most important part is that I'm using it!

I have another work-in-progress with an illustration from "the fisherman's wife"

I'm testing creating textures on paper and then working with them digitally. I find I like to draw on paper and make a mess with paint more and then go online and 'fix' anything I have an issue with.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Living in Texas

Well, I've been here for a month now. Between moving, unpacking, adventures in wallpaper removal, setting up my office and getting a new puppy - I've been extremely busy and have accomplished a lot. But I haven't had much drawing time. I even fit in a conference with the North Texas Children's Book writers and illustrators, where I practiced writing and illustrating.

Yesterday I had a chance to stop and draw for a moment in our front room. Hoping I get back into the swing of things soon!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

News - USk Chicago

I'm now officially a correspondent for Urban Sketcher's Chicago! Check out my post here, and then look at all the other cool sketches others in the group have posted:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Busy art week at work!

Been busy at work creating lots of illustrations, web graphics, and logos. Don't think I can share the logo yet but here are some of the cool things I got to create:

Banner for facebook honoring our volunteers for National Volunteer Week!

in process design, this one went through a LOT of renditions

final image

And then the final cover, before putting in all the event info!

 Playing with 3D text in illustrator

In response to the Boston Marathon tragedy

t-shirt design for Nurses week

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tax day reminder

I learned something new in illustrator and used that in a graphic I did for the company. Thought I'd share, since its a good reminder.

Monday, February 11, 2013

update to doll drawing

Today I had a little time to edit the drawing I've been working on- a patterned doll. I added a few little stars.

Happy Mardi Gras!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Drawing progress on doll

Tonight I got some more work done on the digital doll drawing. I went in with more color and finer detail around the color I'd already laid down. I really want to create something ornate and colorful.

Here's a little detail shot.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Field museum day

Today I found time to visit the field museum and draw. It's been a long time since I last visited, and it's changed a bit - there wasn't as much seating as I would have liked but I stood and drew when needed. I hope to go back again and practice drawing things more.

pattern doll day 2

I got to work on the drawing of the pattern doll a little bit more this evening. 

Thursday, January 03, 2013

detail of work in progress

Now that I have a new Wacom tablet (that I got for Christmas) I started working on a design for my twitter - I think. I grew up with nesting dolls and wooden dolls growing up, and I think they influenced my idea of what a doll looks like. I have high hopes for where this illustration is going, though now I'm not sure if I want to put it as a twitter background. Either way, I'm planning on working on this illustration for a few days instead of just a quick sketch. This is a detail of what I hope will grown into a nice finished illustration.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Thoughts on the new year

Just a few new resolutions in the new year- and a plug for my daily drawing blog. To see my daily drawings checkout

I'll occasionally post here, but we'll see how often it happens as I want to focus on a daily drawing blog. This blog will see more of my pages of quick sketches, longer artwork, and maybe pics from my art group projects!