Thursday, August 25, 2016

School Aromas

Fresh, new sharpened pencil fragrance is her most favorite of all.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Before & After

Hello! I totally forgot to post when it was my last turn, so I thought I'd post two sketches this time to make up for it. I was commissioned by a friend to make paintings for her daughters. Each daughter has a different favorite animal, so I'm going to do a little series that will feature the three creatures. The first one I started sketching is an alligator who loves flowers. At first I thought it would be cute to have the owl and cat peeking over a hedge, but then the more I thought about it, I realized I needed to make a change otherwise the green alligator would potentially get lost against the green hedge (not to mention not being able to see much of the owl and the cat). So...
I removed the hedge and made a little rock wall instead. I am pretty happy with how it looks so far, I look forward to showing the sketches to my friend to see what she thinks before I move ahead to making the final art. Thank goodness for erasers!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

World Elephant Day!

Today is World Elephant Day! What loving, intelligent creatures they are!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gosh Girl

I call her Gosh Girl because that best describes her personality.
"Gosh, isn't it the most fun thing in the whole world to swing and sing at the same time?"
"Gosh, I think we should swing as high as that tree, wouldn't that be the best? GOSH!!"

Happy Summer Day to you!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Summer Thursday

When you start out to sketch yourself in a cool, refreshing pool because it's blazing hot outside and your pen (stylus) takes on a life of it's own and draws this instead.

I gave in and added in some pool water to dream about!  =)

Happy Summer Thursday!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hummingbird Process

I thought I'd show a little bit of my process. 
It begins with an idea and a messy sketch,
and then I ink for a while 
until I feel like it is finished.
There are things I could have done differently, I'm certain, 
but this is the way it was meant to turn out, so I am happy!