Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Commission: A Little Girl's Fantasy Land

I have done a few murals for the family who commissioned this piece. After the second mural I did for their youngest daughter, the oldest asked me if I could paint her imaginary world. At first, she wanted a mural, but I suggested a painting - to which the mom agreed. Later in the day, I was delivered a drawing from the girl, and felt completely inspired to use the drawing as the foundation of the painting. I was also inspired by the trend of turning toddlers' drawings into art pieces or photography. 

For Avalon: A Little Girl's Fantasy Land
Acrylic on canvas, 16"x20"

Avalon's original drawing

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sketchy Saturday

I've been having fun using excess paint and other mediums for my sketches. 

Here's also a WIP for a challenge on CGHub:

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When Being Chased By Lions, Let the Hummingbird Guide You

When Being Chased By Lions, Let the Hummingbird Guide You
Acrylic on canvas board, 9"x12"

Had a dream a while back, where I was being chased by lions in a forest. A black hummingbird, whose red skeleton I could see, guided me to safety. 
I've been working on this concept for a couple of weeks, mainly because there aren't too many hummingbird skeleton references out on the internet. Decided to break out the acrylics for this, and it felt nice to try out some new techniques. 

Also included a horrible photo of the gouache study I did and the sketchbook page exploring the idea: 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sketchy Saturday

Seven sketches for Sketchy Saturday (just play along, I hope to do this at least every Saturday)! Featuring pages from my most recent sketchbook. 

Monday, November 15, 2010


Spent an hour and a half waiting for the results of my license test today. Thank goodness for my handy, dandy notebook small sketchbook and the long line of people in front of me. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dreams in Gray

I have strayed too far from myself and my art. It's time to change that.