Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rooftop Reading

Here's a digital painting I've been working on for the past couple of weekends. It's been a while since I've done anything with this detailed a setting for fun, and it was nice to see that at some point I've gotten a lot faster. A couple of years ago this would've taken me a week's solid work, instead of maybe eight or nine hours total.

This was all done using Corel Painter (and am I the only one who always wants to know the exact media/technology used to make something? So many artists don't say), partially based on a photo I took last year, partially out of my head.


Progress screenshots can be seen here

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Demon and Bunny is a book!

Hey, so remember Bunny and Demon? Their first adventure is now a book, with the story by Treelobsters: Bunny and Demon Go on a Picnic. You can buy it here:
(note that there's two size options)(it's very pretty and you should buy it, yes)(pretty pictures and a moral of Friendship, what's not to love?)(this is my idea of subliminal advertising, it seems)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Green hills, muddy river

Quicky watercolor sketch looking out over the Ohio river. I did another painting during this session but I hate it, and you can tell I was getting bored while painting it as I gave up trying to make it look cohesive and just started doodling houses in the corner.

In case you're wondering where the river is, it's that yellow-ish streak towards the left. I felt like the roaming herd of children watching me (which is what happens you get when you paint in a public park) weren't very impressed.

Monday, July 7, 2014

CVG2014 sketchbook

I went to Convergence this past weekend, and as I tend to do at cons, spent a lot of time drawing while listening to panels. Below are the results. One scan is one page, and except for the city, which took a bit longer, I didn't spend longer than an hour on anything.

If you're looking at this and wondering just how many pens/pencils/markers live in my purse, the answer is LOTS.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bridge and hill

I went painting with a friend yesterday in order to take advantage of the beautiful weather, and sometimes it's nice to get out and paint from life instead of photos, which is what I usually do. Both of these are from the the vantage point of the Newport levee, looking across the Ohio river.

Towards downtown, with the Purple People Bridge.

Mt Adams. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ohio river at dusk

Ok, so you can't really tell this is a river as there's a sharp bend in the distance, but trust me. The water keeps going.

Watercolor, painted on New Years Eve, because painting + alcohol = good time.