Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to wish everyone a most merry Christmas, happy holiday, wonderful new year and safe and wonderful season in general. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you do so with the people you love and with the happiness and joy of this time of year.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Before the holidays.

Just another bunny line up. :)

I also redid the bear that I drew here.

And then I put him in a nice little scene for Christmas. :) I probably won't be on much at all the next week, as I won't be around anywhere with any good internet access. So just wanted to wish everyone a lovely holiday in whatever you celebrate. :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Some old stuff and something new.

I recently went through some old storage I've had of pictures I drew from when I first started drawing. Pretty much everything from about the first 3 years I started drawing were in the box. I thought it would be fun to share my old style and let some stuff that never saw the light of day get a chance to breathe. ;D As you can see, this is from 2006.

I found this one and thought it would be a fun Christmas picture to share and to show, mostly to myself, how far I've progressed over the years. What amazes me is that I used to have time to actually draw and color all this by hand. I don't have the patience for coloring like that anymore. Digitial coloring is just so much faster and cleaner, obviously, but I didn't get that equipment until later, so this was really the only way I could draw at the time. I was greatly inspired by Mary Engelbreit's work (she's actually the reason I decided to start drawing at all) and I wanted to try my hand at doing some illustrations of my own, similar to her style. As she draws with colored pencils and markers, that's exactly what I used here.

I need to create one of those progression meme's that show how far you've come. Although it would be easier if I wrote dates on this stuff. XD

Another old piece I found in my storage. This one isn't dated, but I imagine it's around 2006 as well. I haven't had time to create much Christmas art lately, so this will have to do. XD Also done with Markers and colored pencils and still inspired by Mary Engelbreit's work. Maybe one day I'll recreate some of these digitally. And then again, maybe it's best I don't. XD

And something new. :) This is the sketch and the completed piece side by side. I may use him in something somehow, but I'm not sure what. I really liked the sketch of this. Even better then the outcome. :p

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Misfits continued...

It was a little harder to come up with a name for this first guy. But so far I'm calling him a Pokey Moley. :/ The other one I've dubbed a Fuzzhee Lebra. ;D So far this is set three of my Misfits creatures. I think I may stop with these six for now and make them my "main characters" in this...erm, whatever this actually is. I think I'll work on developing their "world" next. :)

Here's the six of my misfits so far all together with their logo. Not sure I like the logo, but it will stay for now.

Species list in order of appearance from left to right. This is my first idea of the look I'm thinking about for their world. Apparently they have a sinister side (hence the thunder and rain and blank expressions) but their world is bright and colorful to make up for it?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Misfits 2

Second group of Misfits. :) I call the first one a Giragator Horse (giraffe, alligator, sea horse combo) and the other one an Oinkler (oink and antler combo). :) I'm seriously in love with these. I've been working on their fact sheet. Hopefully will be able to share it soon so you can see their names and personalities. ;D

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I've had the thought of these sorts of creatures floating in my head for awhile. I call them Misfits. They're basically the mixed up parts of different animals.

The yellow thing is what I currently call "caterpurrrrler" and the bear looking creature is "teddly-ellie-owlie-cat" Though I think I'll need to shorten it into something else. XD

Hopefully will get to come up with some more friends for them soon and get some info down for each of their personalities. :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I mustache you a question...

A couple of inverted mustache doodles. :) I love doing these sorts of drawings. ;D

I call this guy "Crazy Eyes". ;D Just a silly drawing with the mustache doodle above.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Painting the...rooom...pink?

Something silly for Friday. ;) Painting the room pink, rather then painting the roses red I suppose. XD

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Is it really almost Christmas? :O I keep trying to tell myself I have more time then I do. And every year, I always try to tell myself I'm going to make at least one handmade gift for everyone, which never happens. :/ But, if you're in the holiday spirit and want to make stuff either as gifts or just as a treat for yourself, be sure to check out these fun sites. They have tons of ideas!

101 Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials

Henry Happened

And if you're looking to buy some Society6 prints or merchandise, they're doing a promotion that currently runs through December 9th. Here's the link to my items, but if you have your eye on an artist or their work in particular, be sure to check out their work while you can to see if they have an offer available as well. :)


Their site notes: Promotion expires December 9, 2012 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Now, on to sharing some pictures. These are actually reworked images of the pony sketch I shared before that you can view here and here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WIP Sneak peek

A bit of a sneak peek at some ideas I've come up with recently for a personal project. Hopefully will be able to make some progress and show more information soon. :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holidays and warm ups

Just a warm up of a silly bunny. :3

I'm thinking I'm going to do my Christmas cards by hand, as I don't have that many and I don't always get to draw traditionally anymore. But I can't seem to help from coming up with Christmas ideas digitally. Here's one that clearly doesn't have much pre thought to it. I think it would be a good item for something like a postcard? Maybe a good layout for a letter to Santa? Possibly a calendar page (which is why it says December)? Haven't decided what else to do with it yet, but it's fun to create items for the season. :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Random practice stuff

Just some random practice stuff as I keep working to find my own style and trying to better my art in general. :)