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 […]

Cactus Drawings

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Now that Inktober is over and I have this collection of new work, I’m trying to go back and revisit pieces to see if I can turn any of them into interesting products or patterns. First on my list was definitely the little cycle of cacti I doodled in red ink & ballpoint. They were […]

Inktober 2017

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Whew! I made it through Inktober without missing a single day! (I will admit, I tried to keep a few pieces ahead for a buffer..) I’ve also made a little gallery of all the pieces. For every day in October, I did a straight-to-ink painting in red & black. They’re all 8″x8″ and botanical/plant inspired. […]

Neon Forest

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Had this idea rattling around in my head for a week or two – glad I managed to get it out. A friend of mine is moving away and she gave me her massive set of primsacolor pencils, including some crazy neon colors. I’m normally more into muted palettes – especially lately – but I […]

Bindweed

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Putting my green colored pencils through the ringer again, for another piece inspired by my local park. I later learned that the flower I’d photographed as my reference for this drawing is bindweed, an apparently frustrating weed, and yet I find it beautiful just the same. 11 x 14, colored pencil on paper.

Recent Art

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been painting and drawing with ink a lot lately. I’ve been using a few different methods and materials – dip pen, brush, and a few different waterbrushes that I’ve filled with acrylic ink. Most of the red/teal you see here is from those waterbrushes- I’m finding I really like the color combination. All three […]

Verdant

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Happy summer, everyone! I cannot get over how green it is, everywhere! Every neighborhood, roadside, and park around here just seems to be bursting with foliage and life. This drawing above is my attempt to capture what it feels like right now, to walk outside and be completely engulfed in a wall of green. I based it […]

Phonics Museum

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

  I love when things get announced and I finally get to show you what the heck I’ve been doing! Last summer, I got to check off another dream project – working on a game/app! An educational kids app, no less. I got to make art for this massive phonics app & game collection called […]

Girls Draw

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Alongside my illustration work, I also teach kids art classes a couple times a week. It’s a great complement to freelance life – gets me out of the house and talking to humans, gives me a community to be a part of, and best of all, I get to spend time with my wonderful, inspiring […]

Botanical Paintings

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been finding myself wanting to work with traditional media more and more lately. I have a nice, sunny room upstairs where I’ve set up some sketchbooks and inks, and I tend to doodle there while I drink my morning coffee. I don’t really plan anything, I just sit down and paint whatever seems fun […]