Monday, November 8, 2010

Stuff I Made

Just gonna update with a few things I made recently for other people. Regular art to come soon(ish?)

Catnip toy (slightly gnawed on by the time I remembered to take a photo.)

Fancy dinosaur.

This was an envelope a friend scribbled his address on when he left town. I decorated it before I sent him a letter in it, and perhaps went a little overboard. Addresses photoshopped out for privacy.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Nakedness

I hate to inundate my blog with nudies, but this figure drawing thing is mostly all I've done lately, so here's a few more. Used the art stix again, and broke out some water media for a few.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Naked People

I've been attending a weekly figure drawing session. I've only gone twice so far, but I'm enjoying getting back into some sort of classically academic drawing.

Here's some of what I ended up with. One session was done with woodless graphite pencils, the other with prismacolor art stix. Poses were mostly 10-15 minutes.


The bank I work for is joining a fundraiser/walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. We're sponsoring a child, Ethan Angel, and they did a contest for a t-shirt design for the team. Here's my submission, which won me an extra vacation day.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Haven't posted in a long time, I know. There's been a lot happening with me lately, and art has been lower on my priorities than usual.

So I haven't done a lot of artwork, but I have taken to embroidering on scraps of fabric. I have no idea what to do with any of these little scraps, but I like them and someday I'm sure I'll find a use for them. The process of embroidering is relaxing to me, and it's something I can do when it's slow at work or while watching movies, so it's been an easy way to be creative.

Here's some of my little scraps I've done so far.

And then there's a project I did for a dear friend. He asked me to fancy up a shirt of his with his namesake. There's a cardinal on the front, of which I didn't really get a great picture, and Cardinale written on the back.

That's it for now. Maybe by next posting I'll have come up with a use for the little pieces.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Watercolor painting of a feather on a rocky beach, based off a photo I took ages ago. I've always liked the image, but in retrospect it makes sort of a dull painting. It was more of practice anyways; I love watercolors, but don't use them often, so this was a nice challenge. Used some watercolor pencil too - it helps. Size is somewhere near 11"x14" and I don't think this photo came out very well, but I can't seem to get better.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I sketched this ages ago, and finally redid it on photoshop. Unfortunately I forgot to enlarge it first, so it's kind of tiny, but I'm not all that invested in it so it's not a big deal.

Are the specks sparkles or just plain sparks? You decide.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Post!

I know, I've been really lame the last few months.

So North Carolina's pretty boring, my job's okay but not exactly challenging (except in a "how can I make myself look busy today? kind of way) and snow's pretty for about five minutes and then it kind of sucks. Also did not realize how much of a Floridian I was until I got here and realized how low my tolerance for cold is.

In other news, I decided to experiment with sewing this week. A couple that I know who have been very nice to me had a baby boy. Their last name is Fox, so I decided to try to make a stuffed fox for the baby. I have never sewn a stuffed animal before, nor have I used a sewing machine for more than a few minor repairs on clothing and the pillow we sewed in Home Ec seventh grade. I also could not find any patterns anywhere for a simple fox. In conclusion, this whole process has been... interesting.

My first attempt at a pattern ended up far different than I imagined (the red one) and I think it looks more like a cat with a mustache than a fox. I made it small as a sort of prototype, and while it has it's charms, I'm glad I did a test one first.

The blue one is the one I think I'm going to give my friends. It's got its share of flaws (eye too high, seams don't exactly line up, a little lumpy in places) but it's made of fleece and super soft and huggable, so it's good for a baby I think.

Anyways, that's about the most I've created in a while, so I thought an update was in order. I have lots of leftover fabric scraps, so I may play around and make more little plushie things... we'll see.

Will update again sooner that last time! Promise.