Monday, January 25, 2010

Here's another little thing

Good news everyone, water colors and I still get along. This painting was one I was waiting to post. I waited and waited, it was my mother's birthday present. As it was a present, posting was not an option until she got it in the mail. Her birthday is in Oct. I think I sent it to her in November. It might have been in December. Then the picture decided to move itself around on my computer so I couldn't find it. Finally, I located it. Found something that's been alluding me for awhile, spare time. I put the two together and now it's on the great world web. The bear reference, I took myself. It was at Glacier Point in Yosemite Nat. Park. We were leaving the look out and spotted this guy up on the embankment of the parking lot. It was probably about 15 feet above us, poor guy was shaggy and hot. He sat there and panted in the summer heat. I felt very glad to be pink and hairless. To be honest, I embellished the lighting, but that's the wonderful part of being the artist.

Something fun happened

This post is a little late in coming. But I do have good news. For those of you who knew about it, I had a shirt printed on a site called In December they posted a review of all the shirts that they printed over the year 2009. Apparently, with the help of everyone that supported me and my shirt, I made it into the top ten best shirts of the year. They posted links on facebook and have a little video. If you don't want to watch the whole thing, my shirt is at 2:30 in. Also, pay attention to the :30 point, my brother-in-law's shirt made it on the video. Thank you to everyone who bought one and everyone who told friends about the shirt.

Monday, January 04, 2010


Good news everyone, I'm still technically alive. I have been inspired by this weeks Illustration Friday to get some quick drawing into my schedule. Once again, while sitting in church my pen started moving and a concept was put onto paper. The first thing that came to mind for this weeks topic (title of post :) was a phoenix. I'm including my thumbnail and then my rough draft, I like this one and I think I might take all the way a finished painting, but I think the skull in the foreground needs work. What do you think? Also, while I'm soliciting critiques, does anyone like the placement of the skull in the thumbnail better then the rough draft?
this is the thumbnail

this is the rough, drawn with pen and pencil, scanned from my sketch book