Thursday, May 31, 2012

Long time coming

I am happy to say, that I have finished a new piece. I am a little disturbed to add that this is my first finished piece in more than a year. The last piece was an interpretation of a fairy tale done for an art order contest.

Considering how much I have been sketching the past 6 months, it seems impossible that I haven't done any pastel work in almost exactly 365 days!! That being said, here it is.

I believe the original sketch was done in October. I wasn't really planning to go any further with it, but in early April I came across it in my sketch book and and idea started to develop. Still, it took a very more weeks before I was ready to take it to finish.

This was roughly between 12 and 20 hours of pastel work (not entirely sure because I rarely document the amount of time spent on something). I'm pretty happy with the results, though I have noticed that I frequently use a red orange/violet/yellow orange color palette. I'm determined to make the next piece pink or blue green. Maybe both!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Not much going on here, but still, I feel compelled to post.

There's not much going on because I am busy working to get my first children's ebook done and published!! As a result, my darker side is being temporarily smothered. I have had a drawing request from a friend, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are some slightly older drawings that were meant to be finished pieces, but have been put on hold for the moment.

This drawing was fun (and yes, I know his eyes are all out of whack). Just messin' around.

This mermaid was a request from a friend awhile ago. I'm not happy with it, so I'll continue to work on her.