Tuesday, September 30, 2008


For my Wet Media Kitchen theme. Were using this technique were you build up a bunch of layers of paint and then sand them down for the background. The creature is a manticore: body of a lion, head of a man, tale of a scorpion. 11 x 14in, acrylic

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Prompt: Military Uniform

My friends and I are taking turns to think of a different prompt to illustrate each week. The first week was my choice of military uniforms. 9 x 12 in, ink

Friday, September 26, 2008

Super Team Up!!!

Character Development homework. The assignment was to draw three to five characters working to accomplish some activity. I was inspired by the old pulp science fiction covers. Also I had been looking for an excuse to draw a dinosaur and the space suits were fun to design too. Overall it was rather fun to draw. Inking it at three in the morning, however, was less enjoyable. 14 x 17 in, sumi ink

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Second homework assignment for Wet Media Kitchen. This time using matte medium and some collage elements. My interpretation of a griffin: half bird, half lion creature.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


First homework piece for Wet Media Kitchen. We had to pick a theme for all of our homework pieces to follow. My theme is hybrid animals. So every week I chose a mythological creature and paint my own version of it. This one is a hippocampus: a half horse half fish creature. My first time working with gloss medium which I rather like because you get to build up lots of layers. Plus it makes everything shiny! 11 x 14 in Acrylics

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Marika is actually going to update her blog as she does work this year. And she really means it.

First character development assignment: draw a character playing an instrument. 11 x 14 in Watercolor and ink.