Saturday, October 18, 2008


From Wet Media Kitchen. The background is done with xerox transfers using a photo of trees on top and in the bottom one of fish which you can't really make out. The creature is a kirin(or qilin or Chinese unicorn): body of a giraffe, scales of a fish, antlers of a deer. 11 x 14in, acrylics.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Assignment for my Illustration Concepts class. We were supposed to illustrate a word. The word I ended up choosing was zoopsia, which is a visual hallucination of animals. 11.5 x 17in, watercolor, ink

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Prompt: Pin Up

Hitomi's choice of prompt this week and the theme was pin-ups. I had lots of fun drawing this girl in her extremely practical astronaut outfit. I also got to use my new ink in my favorite color: magenta. 9 x 12in, ink

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Swan Maiden

For Wet Media Kitchen. This week we used something called the fugitive ink technique, which is where you paint the surface with ink first, then gesso over it, and then paint you image on top. The ink is supposed to bleed through and tint your picture, but it didn't seem to be doing anything to my painting. My teacher did say that sometimes it takes a while to show up, so maybe if I wait a week all my colors will be screwed up. The subject is a swan maiden: women who could shape shift into a swan when wearing a swan skin garment. 11 x 14in, acrylic

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Prompt: Steampunk

For this week's prompt Caitlin's chose steampunk. I had a really fun time doing it, since I got to add a whole bunch of crazy details and not worry if they made sense or not. I haven't done steam punk before, but I like the style. I want to do more. I also want to color this piece but I am incredibly busy this week so maybe some other time. 9 x 12in, ink

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Another piece for Wet Media Kitchen using the sanding technique. This time we had to let the different layers dry naturally instead of using a blow dryer. The creature is a roc: a gigantic bird of Persian mythology. 11 x 14in, acrylic