Monday, January 27, 2014

ACEO card #2 ~ Umbrella.

My second ACEO, featuring another Kis-Kis. 
This one was also shipped off to my artist friend, Ashley.
(super late Christmas present!  ~  =__=)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Digital Practice!

Yes, more Narwhals! 

Here's a digital practice piece of an illustration I recently finished. 


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Square Show 4!

Greetings, fellow travelers!

 Here's a peek at the Square Show 4 which opened on Friday, January 17!
There were a lot of good vibes in the air, and it is generally always nice to mingle with fellow artists.


I want to thank my family and friends for coming to the show!


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I was very happy to see my painting again.

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And these were  pieces I was particularly fond of:

For all it's simplicity, this piece found a special place in my heart.

This piece was breathtaking. 
The amount of line work painstakingly etched on the fur was brilliant!

That's it for now.

There are quite a few projects lined up for this year, so stay tuned.

Stay awesome!


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Yay, it's my birthday! 
I want to thank all who wished me  luck and happiness this year!

Love  you all!



And here's some fun digital practice!

Monday, January 06, 2014

"Sleep, Prince Regolith"

"Deep in the forest sleeps a Prince," the woodland spirits would whisper. "He is a majestic creature, with eyes like Amethyst and regal antlers crowned upon his head. The very air around him hums with old magic long forgotten, and only in secret can one gaze upon this fair beast." 

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Behold! My piece for the Square Show 4 is complete!

 I had a blast with this palette and design. It surpassed the original sketch I had, which is always a nice surprise. I also strayed from my original concept for Regolith, though honestly I think it worked in my favor. 

Stay tuned for more photos when the show opens on January 17th! 


  The Story: Anila wanders into this wooded sanctuary and finds the sleeping Prince.  He appears made entirely of flora, with leaves like gems glistening wherever the light catches them. However, each leaf is as much a part of him as the scales on a fish. Quietly, the spirit of the lake, a gentle soul with a curious nature, watches this noble guest dream  magic into the world.  

Unbeknownst to them, in all her innocence and guided by the voices of the forest,  a human child huddles in secret mesmerized by the wondrous beasts. 

This is my favorite close up, as it stands alone like a separate illustration from the original. I really like to draw very tiny details in my pieces. It gives the viewer a chance to explore every corner of the painting and, in their own way, become a traveler in my world.

wip photos:

Thursday, January 02, 2014

First WIP of the New Year!

Running just a tad behind on schedule for the Square Show 4 at the Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery, but here is a sneak peek of the piece I will be presenting. 

The illustration will feature Prince Regolith and my girl, Anila. It will be a very serene and whimsical lake/forest setting. It will also give me a chance to formally present Regolith and his otherworldly features.

*super excited*

I'll also be adding some Koi fish inspired by an old illustration from my Maneki Paw Collection: Conversation.

I really can't wait to finish this. 

Stay tuned for more wips, and keep an eye out for the show.
 The opening will be January 17th!