Launch Art

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My dear companion is now working at Gamestop, which has, of course, led to me making video-game related art.  For the last few Midnight launches I have made fast and dirty acrylic paintings to be raffled off.
It's pretty fun, and the Geeks seem to enjoy them :)

Elder Scrolls:  Skyrim

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm afraid of my Moleskine.

There, I said it.  It really doesn't make any more sense on virtual paper than it does in my head.  I've been trying to buy a Moleskine for myself for AGES now.  I'll pick it up, carry it around the bookstore, and lay it down before I leave.  I just can't validate my art enough to put it into a $14 book.  Now, I'm stuck with a Sketchbook Project Moleskine that I have no idea what to do with.

I have this weird thing.  Ok I have lots of weird things, but this is a relevant weird thing.
I feel a responsibility to inanimate objects.  I started doing ATCs on my computer desk, on a tiny little corner
with very limited supplies.  I had a few pencils, I few scavenged markers, some crayons, very old paint.  Stuff like that.  I was amazingly prolific in the beginning.

Then, my Mom and I went shopping and got me proper materials.

I got lots of papers, paints, special bits and bobs.

I've made maybe four ATCs in the past month.  Now that I have tons of materials, I feel all of them watching me, expecting me to do something grand.

So.  There's that.

I'm not sure Art and Fear, the end-all-be-all of artistic counseling, has anything to say about disappointing one's own sketchbook.

Swap ATCs

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sketchbook 2012

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My 2012 Sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project just came in!
My subject:   Hope  
Yes, yes, I chose my own name out of the possible pre-set 
themes lineup.  I mean seriously.  If your name were Hope, wouldn't

Ok probably not--but we treat the themes as jumping off points, not
real rules per se.

On the back is my personal scancode, or UPC, that will be scanned
every time someone checks  my book out of the archive.
So, every time someone looks at my particular book, for as long as it is
in the permanent collection, I will know it!

It's a fairly small book, moleskine-size, and the pages are quite thin.
I think most people are planning on gessoing the pages, or deconstructiong
the book all together, and recreating it out of stronger stuff.
I still haven't decided what I will be doing, it's due the end of January 2012 I believe.
I have no illusions about whether or not my book will be special or groundreaking
or change the lives of those who read it or something.....but I hope one day
someone picks it up and smiles, or laughs, or grimaces, or whatever.

Y'hear that Muse?  January.
Here we go.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One of the very active ATC-makers out there, the talented EraserQueen has a new contest going for her 'Women of India' class!

I'd love to join one of the classes one day--but I've neither the willpower
nor the guts (or funds!) to do it yet!

In other news, I got my sketchbook in today for the Sketchbook Project 2012.
It's just lying there, all possibility and judgemental white pages.
My theme is "Hope" and I want to do something story-based
so that each page has a part in the whole.  I do enjoy a good
sketch narrative, and I've never done anything like that
What better time?!

Now, random ATCs.

At Last

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Goddess Project

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I <3 drawing girls.  So I do. 


Pumpkin's fate + Gore

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

 Poor bumpy pumpkin. Tsk tsk.

She's a rockstar.

Pumpkin swap: Storytime

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Evil little mouse, plotting his victim's uses.

Tall Pumpkin has been put into service as a cozy home/lair

Round Pumpkin is a bit more lucky, working as a zombie monster slave.

What of the bumpy pumpkin?!  What is his fate?!  That shall be
the hostess card gift for this swap :)

Groove: Based on a 70's pattern I found online.


Friday, July 29, 2011

There's always more!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Her hair was supposed to go DOWN--like, you'd turn the card over and her head would be hanging down.  Yeah.  Well.  I got excited while writing the text and DID IT UPSIDE DOWN.

So.  There ya go.


ATC: Jim Henson Muppet swap

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kira, of Dark Crystal fame

Mokey, my favorite Fraggle

 Beaker needs no introduction.

Crap, I promised myself I was going to write more in here!  I finally got inspired and finished these two for a swap on  I like Mokey better, because I'm improving in my watercolor technique a bit--Kira was done in a mixture of acrylic, Sharpie, and pen--and isn't as strong, but to be fair she didn't scan well.

ATC: Ophelia

Friday, July 22, 2011

I haven't been putting posts to these images, which is probably a shame--I suppose it might be interesting to hear what the artist thinks, how the work came about, et cetera.  Or, it might just sound like self-important drivel!


This is my second watercolor piece, which isn't really watercolor per se, but watercolor PLUS watercolor Prismacolor pencils.  I can't seem to just use the watercolors--I've never been trained with them, and I sort of lack the experience to figure out how to do what.  I do enjoy it, especially darkening up things at the end, adding white highlights with acrylics--that step after you think everything is done, but it's not really.

Would there be any interest in progress shots, maybe a video of me drawing?  I know at least one person out there was interested in drawing vids (I'm looking at you, Coyote)

Ophelia drowning herself like all good pining crazy girls should.

ATC: Alice

Saturday, July 9, 2011

ATCs (ARtist Trading Cards)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New obsession alert.

Trading card art--wherein I desecrate tons of playing cards with art.