Thursday, December 22, 2011

Felting Adventures: Seasonal Comeback!

I guess I'm trying to post for myself as much as I can before I leave for vacation. On the 29th of Dec, I'll be flying out to China and Vietnam for two weeks. While I hate long plane flights and I start to go batshit crazy, I'm excited for the change of scenery. Maybe I'll get in some awful life drawings in eh? I promise to draw and post some when I get back.

Photo Courtesy of Aurora

In the meantime, I finally got around to felting again! It was a Christmas gift for my dear friend, Aurora Alcantar. She's been wanting a green Totoro for a really long time so I buckled down and stabbed this one to life! I ordered a new batch of core wool, so hopefully that will motivate me to make more felties over time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Owls, Dogs, and a tree

Second post. Words escape me.

Guinea Pigs Galore

First SuperGus on left and Final SuperGus on right

One of my coworkers had this great of idea of a Secret Art Santa, so we had a sign up sheet for artists at Crowdstar who wanted to participate. They gave us small 3.5 by 2.5 in frame that we'd make a small drawing/sketch/ painting for our Secret Gift Getter. We pulled names out of a hat, and I got my coworker, Barlow Gilmore. It was definitely a tough process to come up with something to draw, even though it could be anything we wanted it to be.

I ended up doodling some guinea pigs and I finally settled on.... SUPERBATGUS. Barlow and his wife, Hallie, have two pet guinea pigs and they are ADORABLE. It struck me that guinea pigs were a good bet and make Gus a superhero was irresistible. I had a lot of fun drawing these :) More doodles below.

Drunk guineas

Moar guinea doodles

Rough n Tumble guinea pigs

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I'm doing my darndest to keep posting on a regular basis! Even if it's just a sketch or two... right? I hope so.. ! Things have been pretty busy at work lately, but I've been making more time to sketch. Investing in a scanner is definitely something I need to do.

So one thing I've noticed, that helps me with sketching, is using a harder pencil. I normally prefer really soft and rough pencils, like a 2-3B pencil. The Kimberley General's layout pencil makes such a lovely black swatch on the page, but it smudges like no other.

I started to use a 2H pencil when drawing and forcing myself to not press down on the paper as hard forces me to think about my lines more, and less careless mistakes. I also really like drawing with a ballpoint pen, for some reason, I feel more carefree with pen than I do pencil. I wonder why that is? Anyways, on to the sketches!

Tree on rock
Mountain on a precarious point
Done during my Halloween phase

Favorite life drawing sketch
Drawing done for "Blitzen to 7"

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Random Sketches

Harem hula girl, sexy!
So I'm doing pretty well on this updating business. Keep holding your breath! (whomever I may be addressing, if there is even a whomever) So here's some scans of sketches and doodles I've done. Really random stuff. Enjoy!
Seaweed dragon
"Giraffasaurus" with stick figure

Monday, December 5, 2011

Birthday Card

My coworkers surprised me (kind of, not really, since we do this for all the artists) with a birthday art card! I guess from the overall content of the card, I am a very tough zombie martial artist. :D I work with extremely talented people and I feel really lucky to have gotten an art card twice!! I'll post the one from my first year here, since I didn't get to last time.