The Big 10K
I was just over at my deviantart page, and it looks like right now I am 11 views away from 10,000. 11 little bitty views. 11 teeny tiny cookie crumb-sized views.
I’m not saying 11 of you should have a look at my profile, to make a girl’s dreams come true, to help out an illustrator who for two whole years uploaded and favorited and gave 15 comments for every 10 received, or to make this day November the 16th 2012 not just the day that Hostess announced their defeat, but a day in which I finally had 10,000 views.
But if you wanted to look and see the photo of me in front of the sassy skeleton at the DIA, I couldn’t blame you. Or if you wanted to see that I am an admin (cofounder) for the group #Doc-Brown-Fans-Unite, I also could not blame you.
If you were so inclined…my deviantart
November 16, 2012
Last week I was driving home from work and I was stopped at a red light beside a group of yellow and orange trees. I had the windows of my car rolled down and as I looked at the wind blowing leaves all over the road, an abrasive screech shot out of the trees. It was like little noisy black birds were streaming out of the trees at once, forming a large mass and weaving into the wind and the leaves.
Because of that funny little image and that feeling, I’ve been planning an autumn tree piece, and I love love love pumpkin faces right now.
October 24, 2012
She can recall a time
in which she was important to the people of villages.
Her audience now are pod flowers, growing slowly
from the rubble that surrounds her.
To her, the thin blue thistle seems to whisper its approval
and the endless cycle of cool mornings begin
in the same dull way.
Many thanks to my lovely sister for being exactly the model I needed for this piece! It’s in gouache and took some time. It’s kind of a large painting for me, large enough to accommodate the detail I wanted. I loved painting the rocks and her bronze shoes. There was a story building as I drew it. I wanted her to seem lonely, like October has seemed at times, but in that loneliness she is able to gain some sort of peace or maybe even a sense of power.
October 17, 2012
She was fun to paint, but challenging. I hope some charm shines through! I’ve been doing portraits a lot to get myself back into digital.
September 14, 2012
Some practice work—getting in the mood for Halloween!
September 14, 2012
Post-work portrait, removing the tension from my soul!
September 10, 2012
My plan to post a new painting a week was optimistic at the least when this painting traveled from my brain to my illustration board. I wanted to challenge myself with a fire scene using bright oranges and yellow against dark blues and black. I actually took a week and a half off from it to handle some personal events and I’m glad I did, because I got back to sketching for sketching’s sake and I was PUMPED to get back to it.
Three possibly magical girls concentrate on a fire burning under a full moon. Multiple people, fire, yellow light, which I contest would have been much easier to a digital artist than one who chooses gouache.
This is a practice piece in which a teen girl tells her older brother that she’s a witch, and boy is he sorry he ever read her diary! I had so much fun with the patterns. The motivation for this piece was that every time I wanted to add pink, I added blue instead. That should say a lot about my use of pink.
Specs the Seal Girl discusses her summer plans, some of which involve buttons, helping old people, and H20: Just Add Water (that show about the Australian mermaids
that I’ve seen every episode of)
My sister Carrie is the coolest kid I know and an amateur puppeteer on top of that.
Her harbor seal puppet Specs is basically a very sassy member of our family. Specs is just Carrie exaggerated x 20.
We have a youtube channel in which I interrogate and goad Specs and she gives us her opinion on life, the universe, and everything.
HERE’S A COMIC ABOUT HER LIFE AS A SEAL GIRL!
Another unfinished painting finished a year or so later. I’m channeling http://buuya.deviantart.com/ a bit here, which is odd, because when I started this I was not familiar with her work. We both like big noses and funny teeth, so that’s fair I think.
He’s frightening AND dapper AND bizarre. 3 out of 3 of my usual checkpoints.
This is my *official* tumblr, now! Here are my pretty paper people!
My personal silly tumblr is over here:
There are from my website, yet another link…