Veiled Mushroom

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been meaning to make another neon-colored illustration to be a companion for this other one. I didn’t have any ideas that felt the right amount of related-but-different, for a while. Then, a friend of mine sent me a photo of a veiled mushroom, and I knew it would be perfect and a bit maddening! […]

How to Fake a Riso Print

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been meaning to write a little post explaining how I create my faux-risograph illustrations in Photoshop. My buddy Anika asked me about it the other day and I figured it was time to finally do it! So, here we go- a little tutorial on how to fake some delicious printing textures. I am not […]

That ADHD Life

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Trying to get my comic hat back on a little bit. Also trying to make some darn mac and cheese!

Potting Shed

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Here’s a piece I’ve been chipping away at for the last few weeks. It started as just meditative little straight-to-ink sketchbook doodle. I really liked how it turned out, so I thought I’d try coloring it up as if it were a riso print. Because that means color separations, it’s always a bit of a […]

Shelfie Goals

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Lately when I’ve been drawing, I’ve just been wanting to get lost in the details. I’ve been doing these complex ink drawings of shelves and shelves of plants. This one started as a pencil drawing (increasingly rare for me – I’m impatient and likely to go straight-to-ink in personal work) and I wound up inking […]

Wintertime

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

We had the prettiest snow here a few weeks ago – big fat flakes drifting down, just enough to cover the grass in a soft white blanket. I took a long drive in the country to visit a friend and just feasted my eyes on the beautiful Breugel-esque rolling hills. It’s been in my mind […]

Pike’s Peak & Ponds

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

My sister moved from my hometown in Wisconsin to Colorado Springs this year. For Christmas, I wanted to make her something that would celebrate her new home & remind her of other home. So, I made two pieces- one (above) of Pike’s Peak, the iconic mountain she can see from her new apartment, along with […]

Dressup

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I realized I should get some practice drawing interior spaces, so I dreamed up this little illo of some siblings embroiled in a fierce game of pretend. I do think I started to find fun in the background elements – I liked the storytelling I could accomplish by adding toys/clutter/etc. It’s based on a watercolor […]

Dessert Doodles

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’m working on a project that involves a lot of desserts, so I decided to try and practice on a few before I really dig in! Here are a few little dessert doodles – a strawberry parfait, an ice cream sundae, and a host of mini pies!

Playing with Repeats

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’m continuing my explorations of some of my Inktober pieces. One sequence I found particularly fun to draw were these little patterns of plants, drawn with a brush pen and felt tip pen. (Originals available for purchase, by the way!) I scanned them in and took them apart into 80-something little individual icons. Photoshop did […]