Thursday, December 30, 2010

auld lang syne

This will be my last post for the year 2010. Overall, this was a pretty amazing year but I won't bore you with the details ^.^
I wanted to test out the gorgeous new scanner and honor the spirit of "auld lang syne" by posting the portraits I did of my sister and myself.
Each piece on the left is done with color pencil and sharpie on computer paper back in 2005.
Each piece on the right is an india ink and watercolor painting I did this year for my parents as a Christmas present.

The skinny brunette is my sister Caileigh and I'm the other one XD. I tried to incorporate a couple of our interests and our school colors now that we've both graduated.
I'm pretty proud of how these came out and of how much I've grown as an artist in the past 5 years but I still have a long way to go.

Happy New Year's! Next time I post it'll be 2011! :D

Monday, December 27, 2010

so much to say, so little energy to say it with

Well, as is fairly obvious, I haven't updated in awhile. With exams, the move, and the holidays all in a row, I haven't exactly had time to work on this little pet project of mine. That being said, I'll try to get better about that. I don't really have workspace at the moment but I now have a massive new light box and a stunning scanner, as well as some animation software on the way, so once I get set up again, I can get back to work with gusto. In the meantime, here is a WIP of the Ruffnut picture using Sumo (what a pain! >.<) This has been a huge pain so far since the program is giving me issues, I'm still getting used to the tablet, and my computer is wicked slow.At this rate, I dunno if this is ever going to get finished.
Ruffnut (c) Dreamworks

Thursday, December 16, 2010

end of an era

So today was my last real final. Tomorrow I have an exam period in which we'll clean the shop but I'm not counting that. We were greeted with muffins and coffee and we displayed our last paintings. The assignment was to do a painting that will inspire the next few years of our lives. I hated mine XD but only because I wasn't able to get it to where I wanted it to be and the critique was wicked helpful. I suppose this was more productive overall and inspiring since doing the same thing that I have been doing wouldn't have taught me anything new. I'll probably post that tomorrow since today I want to mention the professor.

Frank Owen is easily one of my favorite professors at the University of Vermont. I've had him for three courses altogether, two this semester, and I have grown so much as an artist because of him. He's one of those professors who drive you crazy, his assignments are frustratingly vague and he is so demanding, but you know as you're working that you're gaining so much from every minute spent working on his class. He taught me how to build a stretcher and use acrylic paints. He also taught me about the Slant Step, of which he is the current caretaker. As a thank you and in honor of his retirement, our class is working together to make a massive collaboration for him. One day, we started talking about hoarders and little old ladies who feed their mordem, and he wanted to do a collaborative piece the size of the wall. In response to this, we are each doing a 12" x 12" painting in our own style that he can hang all together. Here is my contribution to his wall of cats.Of course, I worked in the same vein as the Body Modification series. I wanted to make it creepy cute. He seemed to like it. ^.^

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Few, now all I have to do is pack up all my belongings, finish three paintings and get my ceramics ready for crit. Yay! Just for that, you get more fanart. I'm going to clean this up eventually but here's what I had in mind originally.Here's an older version of Ruffnut from How to Train your Dragon. Love her!


Exam week. Too tired. Here's a Pikachu for Christmas present for friend. On coffee mug. yup.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to me! :D

It's my birthday! Yay! I'm 22 now and in honor of that, I'm taking a break from studying (8 am exam tomorrow morning >.<) and posting the next page of the Little Mermaid adaptation. Not too much else to say.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We had a "large" painting assignment for Adv. Painting and I had always wanted to paint on a dress form. Luckily for me, Darshana (another painter) had a dress form she was trying to find a home for. This fits in with the rest of the Body Modification series and is supposed to evoke the idea of a wrought iron and (frosted) glass exoskeleton to encase organs. I abstracted the view of the organs themselves because it wouldn't be especially appealing to see kidneys and mammary glands but I did use the metal to mirror the muscles and skeleton of the body. In the front there is the ribcage, sternum, abs, etc. and in the back: spine, pelvis, and shoulder blades. I'm tempted to go back in with 3 dimensional aspects but for the assignment I kept it painted only.
I think the hardest part of this was putting the gesso on. There was this fuzzy felt, jersey fabric covering the adjustable plastic form so I had to get past that in order to get a relatively smooth surface. This was easier said than done. Each layer took forever to dry and started to crack in places. Sanding it was also a pain and I'm fairly certain I have a nice cakey layer of gesso on the inside of my lungs now ^.^;;. Oh well. Stapling the skirt on the bottom wasn't especially easy but I think it gives the overall piece a nice finished look and ties it back in to the sheath dresses from the other paintings in the series.

This was on display with the rest of my class's response to the assignment at the Colburn Gallery at Williams Hall.

In other news, the majority of construction is now done. Unfortunately, tumblr has been down for the past few days which has been a hindrance but I'm pretty pleased with my results. Please check them out! ^.^

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big Dig

Please bear with me over the next few days (or weeks, this is a pretty big endeavor during finals time) while I update my blog. I want to make it as professional as possible and as thorough as possible now that my career will depend on it. I've gotten a lot better about posting regularly so I might as well get it ready for potential employers and colleagues to see. Some of the links may work one day and not another or won't work at all for awhile. I'll keep posting so please don't get discouraged by the links. Thanks! ^.^
This was for my first Adv. Drawing assignment when I was on a comic drawing kick (not that I don't love making them now but I go through phases of which medium I prefer) and wanted to play with the "square and cube" assignment.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

second page

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting Jason Lutes. He's the amazing graphic novelist responsible for Jar of Fools and Berlin: City of Stones (my favorite novel in my current Graphic Novels course). "Berlin" is the first in a series of three books that takes the "clear line" technique you may recognize from the "Tin Tin" series and shows the points of view of Germans from various social classes during the Weimar republic, the time period between the World Wars. If you would like to know more about him or creating comics in general, he is currently a faculty member at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT.

In other news, here's the second page of the Little Mermaid adaptation. Not too much to say about it, technically, that I didn't say in the previous post. Here's the first we see of the protagonist with her grandmother and sisters. They were a lot of fun to design and individualize. Originally, I had a page for each of the sisters depicting their journeys to the surface but I had to cut them to make the story more concise. Would anyone like to see a tutorial on making a watercolor block on here? I know there are plenty out there but I need to make another block soon and I thought the viewers at home might be interested. Please let me know! ^.^

Edit: New layout! While I should have been napping to make up for lost sleep last night, I felt playing around with the blog layout was more worthwhile XD While the other one was cute, it was pretty loud and I wanted something softer that I made myself.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the first of many

Here it is, the first page of the Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" adaptation graphic novel I've been working on. When it's done, it'll be 20 pages long and pretty different from the original. I'm not going to give too much away yet but I have 5 pages to show after this so stay posted.
The colors are a bit muted but I don't want to edit it until I have some natural light coming in (or until I can use the REALLY nice scanners in the art building) so I get them as accurate as possible. I used ink and watercolor on a watercolor block. I also used masking fluid on this one in order to get the sun all shiny. I'm going to add text in later. Eventually, I'm going to publish this so keep a lookout for it ^.^

Thursday, November 18, 2010


It's about time I put this up. While being able to use the scanner was awesome, some compression or something happened during the saving process and all the colors got messed up. This was the best I could do to get it looking like the original. Looks like I might end up having to go to Kinko's after all. -.-
This was for a creative project in my History of Costume course about a year ago. I absolutely adored this class and this project. We had to combine costume history and our other academic interests so I set up my timeline as a sort of animation on a reflection of women's rights through history. Ancient Egypt through Greeks are both very submissive since women were given little to no rights then. In the Medieval times, women were slightly more elevated through religion because of a pious woman's relationship to the Virgin Mary, women saints, etc. Elizabeth I during the English Renaissance is the first to open her eyes and look forward to a more powerful role for women in society. The Georgian woman is turned away from progress but is looking ahead (since Humanism was gaining popularity but wasn't applied to women). The Crinoline period is what Americans consider the Frontier period as well which was a powerful time for pioneering women. In the Late Victorian era, women began to dress in styles inspired by men's clothing and it was becoming more acceptable for a woman to work. As much as I love the 50s, women definitely looked back at "the good ol' days" a little too fondly. Modern women are becoming so empowered that I had the final figure walk right off the page.
The figures are pencil, watercolor, and colored pencil and the background is metallic gold acrylic paint (stupid paige).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Class Gallery Showing

I have another big (!) piece for the Body Mod series in the works but you'll have to wait on that. In the meantime, my Adv. Drawing course is working on our "Project of a project" series and we were given the chance to display our works in progress in the Colburn Gallery in Williams Hall. I set my space up as a storyboarding note-taking situation, sketching and writing notes on the wall next to my thumbnails and photocopies of the finished pages. As usual, I got a lot of slack for my work being illustrative (since when is that not "art" anyway?!) and for not being pretentious enough (I'm paraphrasing) but I'm proud of it so nyah nyah.Not a whole lot there to look at, I know, but each one of those watercolored sheets takes between 6 and 10 hours to do so this project isn't exactly something I can crank out in a night.

P.S. HUGE news! There's apparently a large flatbed scanner in the Special Collections area of my college's library that I have complete access to! I think it deserves a visit as soon as possible.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New stuff ftw

Sooo for my Adv. Painting course we have to do a large painting. I was going to paint a canvas dress form which, after shipping would've cost close to $100. Ouch. I mentioned this in class and this wicked cool girl mentioned she just happened to have one she was trying to find a good home for. She also really likes the style of the Body Mod series, which is what this "canvas" is going to go along with. How swell is that!? The only difficult part of this scenario is that it is an adjustable dress form in my measurement range (WANT!) but I had to keep the goal in mind. I'm currently mid-gesso on that as I type. Pics to come.

I also (finally) replaced my tablet. I had an Wacom Intuos 3 but being stored in a damp basement was the death of it (I'm an idiot, I know) so I (after over a year of being tablet-less) went out and got the Wacom Bamboo Pen. It is lower on the Wacom totem pole but all things considered, I'm wicked happy with it. I joined Sumo Paint and doodled this Fullmetal Alchemist fanart in about 30 min.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lazy day

So, today has kinda been more about getting my series going again. For Adv. Painting we have to do something in a large format (no dimensions to speak of, just "large") so I'm looking into working directly on a dress form. We'll see. Here's are some sketches for new paintings. I picked up some new canvases today so I'll have plenty to work with.I visited an old steam-engine ferry this weekend and got to look at the inner workings, which was awesome, so I doodled a crank shaft on there. I also want to do something with a corset ("'A Girdle to set you free!' What does that mean!?" - Mona Lisa Smile) and internal organs. The ear one is to juxtapose the cochlear implant and the arms are an example of prostheses as added convenience. I also have some pieces in the works that combine actual body modifications that are purely aesthetic (read: corset piercings :D) which will eventually lead to steampunk mods that are purely aesthetic.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Two-fer Tuesday

As promised, I'm posting the pieces that were on display but hadn't been posted yet. I think I'm going to go back in on both of these and do some lettering but maybe not. I apologize in advance on how awful the photography is. These look a lot better in real life.The first one is one I posted the WIP of a few weeks back. The actual size is 18"x36", the largest of the series so far (but not the largest planned one. You'll see...)
Yup. Steampunk mermaid. I really wanted to do something way out there. I mean, if you were a legless marine biologist, wouldn't you want fins and gills? I tried to make it as practical as possible, though, since she would need to maintain neutral bouyancy (which means the tail would need to be weighted but also allow space for air to be reintroduced) and would need gauges (on her wrists) so she could keep an eye on her depth. This piece is 18"x~25".

Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Stretch Your Canvas

Before we get this ball rollin', be forewarned that this is going to be a HUGE picture post. With that in mind, all the thumbnails will be small and if you need to see them in better detail: click them.

So, you want to make your own canvas. This is a very good idea since it can be a lot cheaper making your own canvases and you have a lot more control over the quality of the end product. Eventually you may want to learn how to make your own stretcher bars and you might want to experiment with different fabrics but for the time being, let's just start with the basics.

Step 1: You're going to need 4 Stretcher Bars (make sure you have the same length for opposing sides), Canvas, a Staple Gun, Staples, a Chip Brush (inexpensive painting brush), a Hammer, Scissors, and some Gesso. Optional: T-Square, Sandpaper, or Drop cloth (as you can see, I use my rug.)Step 2: Fit your stretcher bars together with the matching sides opposite one another. Loosely fit them together so you can continue to adjust them. To tighten them together, use the hammer to tap them into place. Make sure to maintain right angles as much as possible. This part is worth being a perfectionist over.
Step 3: Staple all the corners on the inside of the frame (this is the yucky side you won't see at all) and use the hammer to make sure the staples are as in the wood as possible. Any protrusions on this side of the frame may push against your canvas and give you an uneven surface.
Step 4: Cut a section of canvas from your stash so that you can place the frame in the middle and still have 1-2" border around all the sides. Sometimes it's easier to stretch the canvas taught when you have more excess to yank on.
Step 5: Pick one side and fold your excess in. Staple down this piece. I choose to staple the back down to give the sides a nice clean finish but some people prefer to staple the sides instead. Make sure all of your staples are a little loose in case you need to take them out to adjust them.
Step 6: Pull the canvas taught across the frame so you can staple the opposite side. You always want to staple in pairs so the canvas is as evenly stretched as possible. Start loose and tighten as you go. It's easy to go back and tighten one or two little areas than having to completely redo a side, especially when you get to larger and larger canvases. Just work from the middle out, from one side to another.

Step 7: Once you've stapled down all four sides, you can tighten the corners. This is where you want to pull in a lot of the slack since woven fabrics such as canvas are exceptionally elastic along the bias (diagonal).
Step 8: Once you've pulled up that extra, you're going to need to use a hospital fold to tuck it in before stapling. Since that is a tricky fold, you may want to check this other tutorial.
Step 9: Staple the heck outta those suckers and do the other corners. Once all the corners are down you can do a once-over and make sure the staples are in tight. Use the hammer to tap them down if needed, just be careful not to hurt your frame.
Step 10: Trim up the inside of the canvas to give it a nice clean look. This isn't necessary but it does look a lot more professional.
This is was the back of your canvas will look like when you've gotten to Step 10.
And this is what the front will look like. You'll know it's tightened enough if, when you flick it, it sounds like a soft drum.
To finish: You now want to scumble (brush on a light layer in every which way) a coating of gesso on. Watch out for holidays (areas that were missed and unpainted) since that will harm the quality of your canvas. One layer is enough for some people but I prefer to use a few layers. I also sand each layer once it has dried. This will give you a nice smooth surface. I also gesso the sides to give the finished canvas a nice clean look.

Please, let me know if this tutorial has helped you. If you have any questions for suggestions, don't be afraid to ask! ^.^

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Phew, now I just have to wait for my midterms to get graded ^.^:;
Out of the 5 I finished (one of which I want to go back and fix) I have 4 of the Body Modification paintings on display in the lobby of Williams, the art building at UVM. Once I get them back down again, I'll take some pictures of the bionic heart and mechanical mermaid since I haven't posted those yet. My dad took some pictures as well so I might update with a better picture but here's a picture of them on display!I've lately been wicked obsessed with How to Train Your Dragon, which came out on DVD a little over a week ago. I highly recommend it to anyone. Imagine realistic cinematic lighting design and textures with much better storytelling than Dreamworks usually comes up with. Speaking of which, I just caught a TV spot for Tangled and it looks like their trying for Dreamworks quality. I guess they realized their stuff couldn't compete with Pixar's (not that they really needed to). Anyway, expect more fanart at some point but here's a sketch of Toothless and Hiccup flying around. I'm trying to work more with animal forms so don't hold it against me if you aren't a fan of this. It's just a doodle.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

heart of hearts

This is going to be a slightly more personal post so if you don't want to deal with that, then keep on scrollin'.

I'm the happiest I've been in years. I'm not exactly sure how it happened or when exactly it clicked but I finally got it. I was making my life (and the lives of those around me) so much harder than it needed to be. Life, and by extension: art, is not supposed to be a back-breaking, epically sober ordeal. If the point isn't to have fun and make the best of all of it, then what good is it? I get to spend every day drawing or painting or hanging out with a group of close friends who care about me. (Legit! They even find it entertaining when I'm being a complete pain!) Even physically, I feel good (healthier food and exercise is pretty nifty)! Heck, I'm not even all that scared of 2012 anymore. I'm really happy. This is not to say that I don't still have down days or "no hug" days but when I take a second to stop and analyze why I'm upset, I honestly know that it is just a passing thing and I'll be fine. Life is good.

And on that note, back to pretty pictures:
(it's safe to read again, scrollers)
This is piece number 4 of the Body Modification series. I kinda messed up 3 and stretched out the back but I was kinda bored of it anyway so this might just end up being 3:I left the easel in there to give a sense of the size without having to get out my ruler (it's late, I'm lazy. Shush.) This is based off of a very real bionic heart which is far from miraculous but still pretty amazing. I still have a lot more lineart to do but since this piece is more about the Art Nouveau aspect of the series, I want to put a lot of energy into the frames. I'll have some more work to post later this week since I'm headed downtown tomorrow to get some scans done on the big flatbed and I have a commission from someone on deviantart that I should probably get done.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cochlear Implant finished

As promised, I'll explain my Body Modification series today. I started with the Prothese painting as a parody advertisement for Art Nouveau mechanical limbs. To push the idea further, I'm working with body modifications that are both real and imagined. I may extend the idea into art deco style posters but I've been having a lot of fun working with Art Nouveau so I think I'm going to continue this series in this way for a while longer. This is the second in the Body Modification series. For this one, I wanted to juxtapose a cochlear implant with other forms of body modification, such as gauges, tattoos, unnatural haircolor, and assorted piercings. Mucha worked a lot with circular motives so I worked on a circular canvas (made from an 18" repurposed embroidery hoop) and threw some steampunky gears in for the background. Her hair is also very indicative of the Art Nouveau aesthetic.
I didn't want to scream it at the viewer but I want to see what people think of having a controversial "bionic ear" (seriously, google "cochlear implant", they're wicked cool and very real) with socially questionable alterations to one's body. Please let me know what you think.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Double post, ftw!

So, I had an assignment in painting not too long ago that had to fit into at least one criteria ("beautiful", "insults the viewer", "barely visible", "monster machine", "fearful/fearsome", and a couple of other things that I forget now) and during the critique we had to guess what the painter had in mind when they were working on it. At this point I was already getting pretty frustrated with this course since my style is much more illustrative and literal (*snarl*) than what "real painters" would like (*doublesnarl* elitists). Being the ever-patient person I am, I bitterly decided to do what I wanted to paint for the assignment so if the prof. and class didn't like it, forget them. would at least have a painting I wanted. As it turns out, the prof. LOVED it and raved for 20 minutes about both pieces!! He then continued to reference the larger picture for the rest of the crit session!! :D FTW!! Needless to say, I'm pretty pleased with myself.
For this one, which is about 10" x 17.5", I wanted to do a Mucha-esque advertisement poster for mechanical limbs and organs. I'm really pleased with how it came out and I thought I handled the nudity tastefully. Our next assignment has to be a series and I decided to base my series off of this. I'll explain more about that in tomorrow's post.
For the next one I need to explain something: I only recently started swearing (Sorry, Mom, but I do) because it was really difficult to be taken seriously as an adult when I called people "dumbface" and "butthead" when I was mad. That being said, I chose to use a swear in this piece because of the assignment and because of the verbal punch it could pack. I needed this piece to be as "in your face" as possible.
This piece is HUGE! It is 30" x 42" and her head is about life-size. When you're standing in front of it, I'm proud to say, it does in fact look like the fist is coming at you. I painted this quickly and furiously, which was a nice change from the Prothese painting. The biggest thing about this that the prof said I should change was having the speech bubble recede into the space, like her body is. I almost had my series as this but I didn't think a series of these would pack the same punch as a single one (maybe different paintings like this in different locations, but not all together in the same room).
I think my personality comes across strongly in different ways in these two paintings (which I guess is why "Dumbass" unintentionally looks like a self-portrait). I hope these go over well out there.

Friday, September 24, 2010


I know, I know. It's about time I did another. I was really stumped on which one to do next so I threw caution to the wind, whipped open my costume history books, and picked a time period. I found the first time period with big 1980's-like sleeves and poofy skirts and the 1860s-1880s worked well. I picked a sailory theme because it was very fashionable around that time and it invokes the "Fathoms Below" costumes of the men. That time period also accommodates the men's clothing as well, since their clothes throughout the movie were easier to place. I hope the dAudience likes it, since they seem to have a serious obsession with Ariel. I like to think I did her justice.

Ok, I do feel like I derped her face up pretty badly. Oh well.
watercolor, micron, and watercolor paper
Ariel (c) Disney

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cochlear WIP

Alright, I know, I haven't posted the picture that'll lead up to this one yet but don't worry about it. I'm working on a series for Advanced Painting that'll combine advertisment styles (mainly art nouveau) with mechanically enhanced body parts, real or imaginary. This one falls under real.
It's still a work-in-progress obviously but I'm pretty proud of it so far. For the canvas, I stretched and gessoed over an 18" embroidery hoop. I did the underdrawing in non-photo blue (love it!) cochlear implant with cosmetic body modifications (piercings, gauges, tattoos). I always admired how a lot of the kids I grew up with took pride in their hearing aids and got really cool ones with glitter and neon colors.

In other news, I have another princess drawing in the works, a collab zine project with some other Burlingtonians, I might be working on a Halloween comic for an art swap, and I haven't forgot about the drawing for the contest winner or the tattoo I'm doing for Sheila. ^.^;;

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This'll be a short post because I officially can't get to my bed, let alone sit on it.
I made a couple of Artist's Trading Cards (or ACEOs) and they're currently for sale (for cheap! buy them!) on Etsy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


So, kinda lovin' that there are actually subsets of Steampunk called Atompunk (1945-1965) and Decopunk (1920-1950). Love it.
This picture was for the Design-A-Character challenge "Outerspace"The original is bluer but I didn't want to go back over to the art building to scan. I really like white ink. Ok, too sleepy, need breakfast and shower. <:P

Monday, September 20, 2010


I get so impatient when I have a lot of pieces at once to upload and I have to pace them out. That said, this was one of the pieces I scanned yesterday. I'm wicked proud of the light and shadow on this painting. I know I exaggerated the light on her face but she's magic so there. I'm starting to get in the mood for Halloween.
Expect another post tomorrow! :D

Oh. And prints of this painting are available for $15 each at my etsy store (link to the right). Please check it out. :D

Sunday, September 19, 2010


What a difference an amazing scanner makes. I was having some color balance issues with my scanner so I used one of the Art Department's. The colors are so crisp by comparison!! Definitely worth the hike over (and it helps that it's a gorgeous day out.) That said, I rescanned the Goldfish mermaid painting, a new steampunk painting which I'll post below, a cute witch painting which I'll try to remember to post tomorrow, and some ACEOs. All of which are for sale, either as originals or as prints, in my etsy store. I realized I forgot to post the link before so I'll add it to the site of the blog. Feel free to check that and/or my deviantart page.I call her "Goldie! Goddess of the Skies"; A WWI-era Steampunk character. I had a lot of fun painting a canvas with a similar concept recently so I wanted to keep the idea going. I think this'll become a trend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

o.o two in a row!

So I just whipped up (read: worked on for 2.5 hrs) another picture to sell on Etsy. I'm wicked proud of how this one came out. My scanner has some color balance issues so I have to trick OpenCanvas into letting me fix the color but I think I've pretty much matched the scan to the original.

I used a similar design to my Little Mermaid girl. India Ink and Watercolor on Bristol Board. Yah.


It's amazing how quickly to feel like a real-life, honest-to-goodness artist when you're covered in gesso and paint all the time and you plan your outfit based on whether you'll be working in clay, paint, or ink that day. It's kinda awesome. Once I actually get it together, I'll have some paintings, another comic, and another animation to post but in the meantime, I have a self-portrait doodle that I just whipped up out of need for nib-pen. Shush, "need for nib-pen" is a real thing. I also posted a quickie drawing on Etsy. If some of what I saw at Burlington's Art Hop can sell for $400, I would like to think my stuff could sell for at least $15. (Also, the Art Hop is quite epic and I'm kinda kicking myself that I didn't know about Burlington's epic art scene earlier.)
Oh, so; self portrait.Kinda mopey-looking but I was kinda strapped for inspiration. Yikes. 2am. I should probably go to bed so I can drag my butt to ARTH tomorrow.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scenes of Burlington

One day for class we went downtown and sketched out some of what we saw. Our assignment was to draw a two page story with downtown Burlington as the setting (or at least parts of Burlington). I really had to pee for this little field trip so, here's what I got.

This was the first time I used non-photo blue color pencil for the sketching part of it. I LOVE NON-PHOTO BLUE! :D I really didn't think it would work but the end result speaks for itself. I inked it with nibbed pen and india ink on Bristol board.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tortoise and the Hare

This was one of the earlier assignments for my course. We had to do two pages to tell the story of the tortoise and the hare. Ink pen and india ink on bristol again.
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