Thursday, May 18, 2017

FLIP: Shoes

Back again this week with Jessica with more randomness.  :D

As I was doing this one, I kept thinking, babies of all species are all so silly.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

FLIP: Spikes

I took a longer break than I had expected with various painful developments, but I hope I'm starting to get back on track again.  I am glad to be flipping out again with Jessica.  :D

Actually this worked out well.  When she told me our theme weeks ago, I had an image in my mind and I really did not know how to do it.  I went ahead with thinking of other ideas (which haven't gotten finished themselves, either).

Then I got these awesome manga models and I figured it out.

So here is my random idea for this week.  First time using a pose from Body-kun.  (Hahah, yes, that is really his name.  His friend is Body-chan.)

My husband told me it's creepy.  Do you think it's creepy?  I was just going for a general image that could be used for various things; I dunno, I guess it could be creepy...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

FLIP: More Cowbell

"Guys, I've gotta fever..."

 Don't forget to check out Jessica's, because...we need more cowbell.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

FLIP: Wasabi!

I loved this week's theme!  It gave me fun ideas.  I'm looking forward to seeing what Jessica did.

I actually drew several characters named Wasabi, but this is the one I was really after.  I've tried to do my own dragons before, but this is the first time I've ever really been pleased.  (Oh my gosh he's soooo cuuuute!)

I actually had to draw Wasabi the cat before I could get this one down right.  :D

Acryl gouache, again.  :)  I love it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FLIP: Prohibition

This took me a little longer than I expected because I had to readjust to my new glasses a bit, and I was a little slow in figuring things out.  There's still a lot more I'd like to do with this theme, and to ultimately come out with a finished product I have in mind, but here is today's offering.  :)

Acrylic gouache in my large watercolor Moleskine.  (Bonus points if you can tell what the original reference was, lol.)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Yay I can see again!

After a very painful week, I finally got new glasses!  Yay!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New paint!

I may have gone a little overboard, but it was in sale...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

FLIP: Crystal

My glasses broke, but here I am still!  Actually I got this done last week and I have another that is unfinished that would also fit under today's theme.

Jessica did something really cool this week, I love her color gradients!

This week, Racoon-kun is back at work, precipitating crystals.  :)

This is acryl gouache and oil pastel on top with transparent gesso in between.

Monday, March 13, 2017

FLIP: Smoke

I'm excited to see what Jessica came up with this week!

I don't know if I mentioned before, but one of my purposes is to do some pictures that my toddler would like to look at.  As a side note, I love love love how this acryl gouache scans!  I tested a bit of regular acrylic with this one and did not like it as much (look at the fox's back; it's really darker but didn't scan as well).  I do think this image needs a bit of tidying up still with some ink and whatnot, but overall I was pretty thrilled with its outcome.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

FLIP: Sparkle

First, sorry for the really, really bad picture.  Maybe I'll fix it later.

Second, as expected my sparkles are not showing up well.  *sigh* I wish you could photograph sparklies.  I am sure Jessica knows that this theme would not be complete without a pony, so here she is.  I had wanted to use my new paint on this, but I can't yet mix a good purple.  This is actually not done, sketch though it may be.  I can't yet find my silver ink and this needs a number of color adjustments, as well.

I am pleased, however, with the drawing.  :)

Sea Turtle Quilt, concept design 1

My eldest needs a baby turtle quilt.  :)

So here is the first design for it.

Friday, March 3, 2017


Matthew "helped" me with some pencil work.  (Thankfully *only* pencil!)

Acryl gouace with oil pastel, ACEO

Thursday, March 2, 2017

FLIP: Messy

Jessica and I are starting a new Motivating Project.

I mentioned wanting to do more illustration/design work and so Jessica suggested we begin loopy illustration project.  :p  I'm very excited about this.

This week's theme is Messy (totally a theme, not just the state of my existence right now).

I did some scribble work of the cats.

My scanner is horrible at this type of thing, so it only scanned sections of the pages, but I thought all things considered I'll just go with it.

Monday, February 27, 2017


Life has been pretty crazy, but I hope for regular posting again!

I got some acryl gouache paints that I have been experimenting with, and I have discovered the Cassowary.  They have them here at my new zoo.

This is a sketch in my Canson XL mixed media sketch book, 7x10
 This is an ACEO, acryl gouache with a touch of oil pastel.  Not much oil pastel as I was just testing, but I was amazed how well it blended with the paint!  I have a hard time telling where the op is, it blends so well.  I am thrilled!