Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Yay, Christmas.

Mr. Goblin didn't mean no harm, Mr. Goblin just wanted to tryyyyyy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

some cave men

Yep, just some cave men

hairy, hairy cave men

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Four Seasons

Posting these at the special request of Yoav,

These are some quick little watercolors I did for an assignment; I had to "illustrate the four seasons in a place I call home" based on what I learned in my Chinese Art class. In Chinese art they use a lot of symbols (particular flowers, for instance) to indicate the seasons. So, rather than paint the weather, I decided to depict the seasons in the place I call home (Louisiana) using some 'symbols' I myself came up with.

So here you are, spring, summer, fall, and winter. Enjoy!

spring: flowers (crate myrtle, azaleas, irises), crawfish season

summer: blackberries, honeysuckle, shrimp, (and egrets and cypress because why not),

fall: migratory birds (Canadian geese!), acorns, alligator season

winter: cardinals, bare/brown trees, Mardi Gras


Guess who just scanned a sketchbook.... I did!

And I'm in the process of going through and cleaning up certain drawings. So please enjoy this gypsy girl... She's several months old but still rather nice I think.

More to come soon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Circus Freaks and Progress work

Hey all,
Here's my most recent painting from school...

And I thought you might be interested in a process breakdown thing, as well!

I'm updating my "Valueables" post to have one of these breakdowns, too. Go see

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Yup, this is definitely one of the most bizarre things I've ever painted!

This was done for my "Western Music and Painting" class. The assignment was to create a design/image based on Schoenberg's Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31. See, Schoenberg invented this way of arranging music called the Serial system, where you basically pick a sequence of 12 non-repeating notes and then transmute them in various ways to create a composition.... which is rather interesting in theory, but the result (to my uncultured tastes, anyway) kind of sounds like rubbing your eardrums with a cheese grater.

Still, it was a good opportunity to try something different.

There was actually legitimate conceptual thought put into this piece, but I won't bore you with the details. Have a look and a listen (if you dare) and see what you can find. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Value Painting

another one I did for class...! So fun to be painting!

Color project coming up next :D

EDIT: Hey look, a glimpse at my process! (this reads left to right, not top to bottom like the other one)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011


This semester I have a Drawing for Animators course and I'm having tons of fun with it.

For this assignments, we created characters based on shapes we saw in silhouettes, scribbles, and miscellaneous textures.... and I also had to combine a kangaroo and a train. Challenging!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Orange in blue

Just something weird and fast I did for fun!

This is a character I like to revisit every few years just to see how my art's progressing. Here are the 2008 and 2005 versions.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Some characters...

I normally don't post my commissions on here... but I was just thinking, why not? They're valid.

I do a lot of character designs/portraits for people (mostly on deviantart, and mostly in a digitally-colored pencil-sketched style). Here's a tiny sampling. for many more, visit my DA!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Louisiana Flowers

Hey there!

I did some watercolor paintings and it was requested that I post them here. Unfortunately, however, I forgot to scan them before they were sold. So all I have are these awful phone photos.

The commissioner requested different Louisiana plants... so I did the magnolia (the state flower), water lilies (because...we have swamps) and day lilies (pretty common around here), in that order. I used a type of paper I never had before, that allowed me to apply colors in layers... I had fun figuring it out as I went.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reliving the Glory Days

ex-Olympian goes skating with her grandkids... :)

done for this!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Louisiana Irises

This is a watercolor painting I did recently. Flowers are fun to paint...

On that note, I now have an etsy shop. nothing fancy and still a bit under construction, but it has some of my paintings available to buy, and hopefully someday will branch out to include other crafts.

Ooookay! Hopefully I'll have more to share soon.... my art-making this summer has been rather erratic-- lots of traditional work, lots of practice, lots of rough sketches, lots of commissions....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Building a new best friend...

.... because the cat is a little pest

One big fun experiment... so my next goal is to figure out how to complete an image without losing all the lively painterliness I like in the earlier stages.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cowboy Figure


This is an old painting from last year, but a friend requested that I post it here.

Photoshop! From life.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

spring paintings

Acrylic on board

Figure work

CA stuff

Hi World!

The semester's over, so I'm gonna post some of my school work.

This is stuff from my Computer Animation class. They were lighting and shading projects, essentially.

Looking back, I realize I could have pushed things (like the color!) a lot more, especially in the cemetery project... but that's why we do these things, to learn.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


some drawings from class

More paintings

more stuff from representational painting~


a bunch of friends and I spend the morning sketching around town. Here's the results!

Friday, January 28, 2011


I'm taking a representational painting class this semester, which is both super exciting and also slightly masochistic of me (we have to complete a still life every weekend, so on top of animating the homework's pretty intense)... but it's so fun to paint again! Especially since last semester I didn't really have any 'artsy' classes.