Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Just had my last class of junior year! Woot! I'm always sad to leave ringling for the summer....I just love being around creative people. It's nifty. Anyways, now I can enjoy some personal projects, cleaning (since I fail to clean my workspace at all during the semester) and I start my internship with Beall's on May 12th. Goooood times. Woot woot we're seniors.... ah.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

bi-annual figure dump.

It's that time of the year.... I've scanned in all my paintings and such from this semester's figure painting class. They are in chronological order and all that...there were some drawings I did but I didn't scan them. So yea, here it is. Towards the end I switched to watercolor cause oils smell. Haha. Seriously.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yay, my last illustration is done! Well it wasn't that hard since I took a drawing from my children's book.... but I had fun doing it and I really love corel painter. And I finally finished my little owls, I concentrated on palettes with these and I have definitely refreshed my memory on illustrator.

Friday, April 18, 2008

friday fun

I went to JoAnn fabrics the other day and I saw they had some perdy felt...so I got some to make silly things. I like being crafty and the break from doing art stuff is refreshing. Partly inspired by Ugly Dolls, trish's creations (see link under "students" and hallmark's screaming banshee. I don't ever plan to sell these unless someone really wants one... They're just a fun little thing for me to do!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

updates are cool

Classes are winding down, my children's book is done and the final, finished pages are printed. Whew. The top image is the finished cover....super cute and the bottom image is just something I did to brush up on my adobe illustrator skills.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Here's a smattering of stuff I've been working on. The top image is my finished spread for children's book. The middle image is the beginnings of the final cover for the book and the bottom image is another spread in the book. We have an open assignment in illustration so I'm doing another spread...I honestly just wanted to paint the luggage. It's happy. I just blocked in all the local colors and stuff, I haven't jumped into lighting or atmospheric stuff yet..

Sunday, April 6, 2008

some owls...

Owls. Yup. I like owls. I need to brush up on my adobe illustrator skills so I'm doin some owls.... . They're cute, what can I say? And they make me happy. Happy Owls. WIP by the way.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


ok, I'm finished with this one (until Perez sees it tomorrow). I learned a whole lot on it, I really am liking painter, it lets me be painterly without oil paint. No messiness!! :O) yipppee! I think this is a fun solution for children's stuff and cuteness but watercolor will always hold a special nook in my heart.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Erni and Edwin

I feel like my children's book is being neglected on my blog so... here we go. Today I started the final art work for it, if its confusing I posted the line drawing with text at the bottom. Basically I blocked everything in today.

The owl (Edwin) who's playing hop scotch is the most hammered out in the rendering/color sense. I enjoy the blue in the grass but I think it's a bit strong at the moment. Most of these colors are my "undercolors" ...kinda like underwear, I just build on top of them. :P As always, with any piece, comments,criticism and hellos are most welcome.