Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas! I've been working on my proposal for a Costume History Graphic novel for McFarland & Company, Inc. and another project for EZ Comics. Since I can't post from either of those, I might as well post some old stuff.

These are two pages I worked on last year for the Little Mermaid adaptation I was working on. That project has been shelved for now but I'll eventually go back to it. (The first one is inspired by Hokusai's "Great Wave")

Saturday, December 17, 2011


So the animation isn't completely finished but I'm still working on it so give me a few weeks. In the meantime, have another pencil test gif (click it to view).
I have a number of impending deadlines, and of course Christmas and New Year's are right around the corner, so updating will continue to be sporadic. Please bear with me a bit ^.^;;

Saturday, December 10, 2011

it's my birthday!

Yay! I'm 23 ^.^ I don't have much prepped to post but I did finish this the other day.
I based it off of the masquerade costumes of the 1910s-1920s. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sneak Preview

Here's a tiny part of the latest animation I've been working on. I'll be posting the rest of the animation very soon.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gallery Reception

The gallery reception for "Pages" is this coming Sunday at The Daily Planet! I'm really excited since this is my first solo gallery. So far it's been published by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Free Press, and Seven Days. If you're in the area, please check it out!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Since the first one was so popular, I sort of accidentally started doing pin-up commissions. I've done three more so far as a promotional thing.

Each of the ladies who won a pin-up loved the end result! Because of that, I've been advertising pin-ups for commission and I'm having a giveaway to get the word out. If you're at all interested in commissioning one or  know someone who would love it, please email me at Remember: each pin-up order must be PG-13.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Pistol" iPhone Cases by paigehwarren | RedBubble

I met the lovely folks from RedBubble at New York Comic Con and signed up almost immediately. I finally got around to setting up the account properly so now my artwork is available as swag, such as iPhone cases and stickers. Please go check it out! :D

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Daily Planet show

The "Pages" show is officially up at the Daily Planet. It'll be up until January 2nd so if you happen to be in the Burlington, VT area, stop in there for a bite to eat and check out my art please.^.^

Friday, October 28, 2011


I wanted to do a plus-size pinup in a confident pose but an outfit no more revealing than a bathing suit and somewhere in the coloring process, it became a self-portrait.
It's challenging for me to post this, especially since I know that members of my family may find this post uncomfortable, but I'm very proud of how this piece came out and I want to explain a bit about it.
 At the risk of getting a little personal here, I want to explain this transition: I've always struggled with my size and my perception of myself, as many girls and women do. It wasn't until summer last year that I realized how much of my personal identity comes from my size and how I am proud of who I am, even if I would like to get to a healthier weight. It has been a struggle for me, coming to terms with that part of myself, but being able to let go of hating part of who I am has made me so much happier overall and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile and I swear I will soon but my plate has been so full lately that I'm kinda going crazy. I set up the gallery in Vermont a week from today if that clarifies things.

In the interest of posting something, I did this sketch last week playing with some potential character designs. They're far from being finished designs, really just something to get a feel for their shapes, but this is all for now.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Aww, you guys made me ink...

As a warm-up exercise, I've started doing ink drawings. Aside from being perpetually inspired by Jess Fink's artwork (nsfw), I found out that the bottle of black ink I bought recently (which is a different kind apparently) is water-soluble. Both of these are costume history inspired, naturally. The top of is a reference to the shepardess look from the Georgian (Rococo) period and the bottom is loosely based off the Crinoline period.  I love how crinoline gowns POOF when the wearer sits or moves quickly. Both of these are for sale on my Etsy.

Speaking of my Etsy store, I was recently inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement (we're way past just protests since this is now an international affair) to thank anyone who chooses to buy from a small independent seller as opposed to a corporation. With that in mind, I'm giving a 10% discount on all purchases on my Etsy store when the coupon code "OCCUPY" is used. I'm also including a thank you sketch for every purchase.

Monday, October 17, 2011


I need to work on interiors so I was playing around and came up with this. Not lovin' it but it took longer than I would have liked and I reached my "done with it" point.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Just a quickie pencil test from last night. I still need to do more frames, clean up the lines, and color it but I wanted to see it strung together so far. (click for animation)
That might have to wait until I get some work done for job/class. ^.^;;

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I really want to join Roller Derby XD
This is just a quick (1 hr) sketch. I kinda like what happened here so I may not go back in and clean it up.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Early Look at Dragons

Alright, I haven't posted in far too long. Between going to Virginia for the Neptune Festival (which my dad was sandsculpting in) and working on this animatic, I haven't had too much time for other artwork.
I know this isn't much  to look at yet but it's the first scene from my latest animation-in-progress. I haven't inked or colored it yet but it's slowly getting there. Hopefully, I'll have a finished animatic by the end of this week and a finished animation by the end of this year. :D

Monday, September 26, 2011


I started this picture yesterday and I'm really pleased with how it came out. I really pushed myself on this one.
Paint Tool Sai. ~10 hours. She's based off of Annie Oakley but isn't meant to be her.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I got some col-erase pencils the other week so I decided to make some expression sheets. They aren't perfect but I'm pretty pleased with these attempts. I'll probably animate them at some point but my plate is a little full at the moment. 

(click this to see the rough animation ^)

Monday, September 19, 2011


These are the result of my first speedpainting class. Both PS CS5. This is what happens when Paige goes crazy with the palette and then gets reined in by the professor and calms herself. -.-;; lesson learned.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WIP Help Please

I need some help on this. Should I stop on this painting or keep working it and make it more realistic? Any feedback would be awesome.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Alex Portrait

Since I want to get better at drawing guys, wanted a picture of him, and since I'm kinda keen on him, I drew a picture of the boyfriend.

We went to Six Flags a few weekends back and he almost got a lightsaber until it suddenly turned pink. I made a quickie animation because of that but I'm not thrilled with it, since this was the first animation I made in gimp and it's nothing more than key frames. 
It's something though. (click above for animation)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rebecca Rolfe

I had a random desire to paint someone historical. I don't even like the Commonwealth period but Rebecca Rolfe was pretty awesome so it was worth it ^.^ Paint Tool Sai. I went texture hunting around the house yesterday for a commission I've been working on so I used some of those.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I'm alive! But seriously, I haven't posted in WAY too long. All my current jobs/commissions have to wait until the storm passes but it gave me a chance to work on some digital painting. I finally installed the Bamboo driver so I actually have pressure sensitivity now which is such a game-changer!
I'm not super thrilled with the background but I'm still pretty freakin' happy with this. I used this tutorial for some pointers. Original sketch was in pencil, then I used Paint Tool Sai to do everything else. (Click the picture on the right for the process gif)

Astrid is (c) Dreamworks

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shrewsbury Art Fair

I'm a vendor at the Shrewsbury MA artists guild fair today! It's at Dean Park until 3pm.
Please visit ^.^;;;

Friday, August 19, 2011

Chibi Moon ACEO

I finally finished a piece of fanart (Sailor Chibi Moon (c) Naoko Takeuchi) on Paint Tool Sai. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out and I made a step-by-step gif. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nautical Lady

I have an art fair coming up this Saturday and I wanted to make something fresh to sell there. I have been sketching for days trying to come up with something I liked enough to paint and when I had finally given up and started sketching for funsies, I got this. Go figure. My scanner, computer, and printer strongly disagreed with me on my color choices but I found a compromise. Limited run of 100, signed and numbered and for sale on etsy.
Watercolor and ink on hot press watercolor paper.

Monday, August 15, 2011

steamy pin-up

Yeah, I have no idea. I've been battling artist's block all day so this is the only final piece I've manage to create. The sketch started as a pin-up but I can't really muster "cute and pretty" today so I made a frustrated air-ship mechanic fighting with an old pipe. Sexy, huh?

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I finally finished another comic page with Eleanor and Kent. I tried some different techniques on this one and I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. The words actually ended up pretty small so I might play around with that. Once my CS4 finally gets here, I'll have a legit copy of photoshop to work with.
Speaking of things getting here, the latest shipment of the Ukulele posters arrived yesterday!! They look wonderful! I'll definitely go back to They actually answered their phones and were extremely helpful when the uploading process was being finicky.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ink wash

Playing around with ink washes and light and shadow after checking out some Jess Fink* artwork.

*her tumblr. SFW

Monday, August 8, 2011

sailor gouache

I kinda love doing this style now XD I'll do more eventually. Gouache 5x7 Sailor Moon (c) Naoko Takeuchi

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Daily Planet

This past weekend I was up in Burlington VT because The Daily Planet is going to display my work! The show will open in November and go until the New Year. I'll post the paintings as I make them ^.^ This'll be my first official gallery show!! The opening will be in late November or early December.

Fun fact: it's right next to a place called "Rapunzel". Yup, this is a good fit XD

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

eleanor aceo

Big things have been going on. First of all, I have a new baby cousin (^.^<3) so I've been working on some sewing projects for him. I've been working on getting into art fairs and placing orders, etc. I even got some beach time (finally). This, unfortunately, means very few things have gotten past the sketch stage.
I cranked this out the other day. It's an ACEO that'll be for sale at my upcoming fairs. It's all I've been able to work on for a little while. The gold here is actually metallic on the actual piece, since the original is for sale.

Oh, other news, I've been redesigning my Tumblr like crazy and I finally got it pretty. (Go check it out?) And I have an interview with the Daily Planet in Burlington VT this week to display art. :D

Friday, July 29, 2011

new id

I finally got around to making a new ID/self portrait. I've been getting ready for some art fairs while I'm waiting to sign up for them (backwards, I know) so this will be displayed on my table.
I love the texture that gouache and achieve and how Mary Blair it is so I've been meaning to work on that. I think I managed on this one but I'm worried it looks a little to (dare I say it) trendy. Thoughts?

ignore this please ^.^;;

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Darfur Crisis

I can finally post this! Click the image for the published comic; if the title page isn't working there, click "Next"

This was really a great project to be a part of. Hopefully educational comics like this will make a difference.
Ruchir Shah was great to work with throughout this entire project and EZ Comics, the non-profit comic company he founded, is a wonderful idea.

On a technical note, this entire project was a 10 page comic (title page included) that took me a week to sketch, ink, paint, and add text to. Meeting that intense of a deadline was a challenge but was so worth it. The majority of the comic was done with Burnt Sienna ink, nib pen, and watercolor on Bristol board and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

been awhile

I got back from an intense weekend of visiting people, which was lovely, but I don't have too much work to show. I saw Timon of Athens which is not one of Shakespeare's finest but this was a dark vaudeville steampunk interpretation which was GORGEOUS. I also got some beautiful books on illustration, which is where the inspiration for this came from.
I'm still not thrilled with it and I'm going to keep reworking it but I didn't have much else to show. The Darfur comic is getting published soon so I can finally show that! But in the meantime, I'll only have sketches for awhile I think.
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