Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tee Designs - Client Work!

hey, don't tell anyone, but I made these two designs for one of my clients today!!
I'm excited - i really like them & I really like working for those guys.
Small pics for extra precautions! :P

Saturday, December 06, 2008

baby kitty

most people who read this blog probably know that we got a new kitty.
i wanted to try painter again - so here is this in-progress painting I did of her.
I shoddily burned and dodged the crap out of it, but this gives you an idea. I have to add more darks in select places.
but i'm happy i did some personal art today.

cute kitties!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

uh.... what?

two nights in a row I'm doing western things.
last night it was cowboy bedding.
tonight it was making a weird boot?
i can't believe i made this boot.
.... ??

just so you know, i was asked to do this by a client. it's not something i thought up on my own.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fat Birds - Tiny Show

I made some fat birds! I drew them at the beginning of the school year and now I finally finished them! Man, I am slow!

Becky gets credit for the sweet pun-phrase.... (is that a pun?...whatever - clever.)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

ace bandage

i made a quick painting today because i really just wanted to paint something.
so this is what I made. and i was too lazy to capitalize my letters - or scan it properly.

Monday, October 13, 2008

give peace a change ... er, chance.

Working on a last minute project for the same T-shirt company.
Although I'm not a huge fan of this kind of shirt, (done over and over and over...)
I'm happy with my first draft of this one. I will probably tweak it before the deadline, but for now, here it is.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Girlie Pieces

I drew these today for a new project.
Sorry about the Crappy Photobooth pic.
Maybe I'll show you a good scan later?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

finishing things & tributes

today i finished that gouache painting i started a long time ago - i rushed a little, but it doesn't matter. what matters is that i finished it.
i spent a couple hours painting tonight while chris crammer and chris played the little big planet beta - (which is fun, by the way)

as soon as I finished the "feel" painting, i did a little cutie girl for chris crammer (and am a dummy because i didn't scan it!!!) but trust me, it was cute!
maybe i will ask him to scan it for me (hint hint?)

and since i was on a roll, i finally got around to painting francesca a tiny painting of her boyfriend, leon. i will have to give it to her the next time i see her... but until then, i suppose i might be ruining the surprise. (surprise! ;P )

i have two birdie paintings (acrylic) that are small and i started them a while ago.... i should finish those up tomorrow so i can keep on a roll.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Kids tees for you and for meeees

I've got this new client whose main business is kids teeshirts. Tween Girls tees.
I am really proud of myself because I just finished a giant batch of 12 for these guys & went in for the meeting today. Overall, I'm excited! They're pretty good for only having worked an hour-to-three on each! (which was the budget)

So the meeting went well and they're taking all but one of them. ...
and sadly, it happened to be my favorite. I was actually sitting there hoping they'd make a sample of it and give it to me, i liked it so much.
I really like the seagull one (that was the only one that didn't make the cut & my favorite!!)

I think these are small enough I won't get in troubles showing them...
Makes me wish I was small enough to fit in the shirts they're making!
.... Wait.... I AM!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

meelius - smeelius (Spore)

We got spore yesterday! I guess I'm lucky that it runs on my computer, right?
Well, it's been super fun so far. Creating a character and going around making friends with other animals and watching my guy evolve as my brain gets bigger.
Here is a sketch of my creature! Meelius-Smeelius.

Named after my cat Miles. Though it looks more like a pig/chihuahua...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Collaborative Artwork

Today Chris Crammer and I spent a long time working on this awesome installation piece.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Body Art (and some gory stuff, too)

As Many of my friends know, I look at a Body Mod Blog pretty regularly.
They're currently going through legal battles about the authenticity of their site and need some help. I'm posting a link for a couple reasons, but the art related reason is that there are a LOT of really great (and a lot of really bad, or really confusing) pieces of tattoo art on there.

Take a look if you'd like: there is a great blog, a TON of archives & a crazy amount of stories about all sorts of stuff.

Be warned that a bunch of it is not work safe, and some of it is scandalous.
(not like I look at any of that kind of stuff...)

Click on the button below if you're intrigued!

The part that I look at is under the "LEARN" Section, titled Modblog.BMEzine.com

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

First Sketches for FEEEEEEEELlllll

Here are some of the sketches in my Journal for that painting.
I did a little on it in class when i was doing a gouache demo.
I'll show you later!

Making Patterns

Here is a preview of some work i'm doing for a client!
Pattern Bird Excitement!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Feel - Feelings - Felt

I am starting a group of paintings? Illustrator Drawings?
I have this idea to do these interesting pictures of kids...
and here is a really bad photobooth shot of a sketch i did.
I'll scan the real one later:

I think I might do each kid with a different theme.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Trying Painter

Okay - so Chris Crammer makes awesome stuff in painter and I am jealous of his skills.
I tried painter for the first time today and this is what happened.
Now, don't judge me- because I had a weird sketch to begin with, but I found out how to use a wacom tablet today as well as a couple brushes in the program.
I think I get how it works! Maybe one of these days I'll do something besides mess around. It could be awesome!!!

Here's some progress shots and the "final" (don't worry, i can take "sleez-mo" off of it. It's on another layer.

Lots of Art : Completed

I made lots of art today - and last week.
I am also too lazy to actually get good scans of these so I took some crappy photos with photobooth. These'll have to do until I get the energy to walk upstairs.
I guess I have an excuse: that it's late and I am sleepy.

All in all I feel pretty darn productive.
Here they are: Some for Dee's book
(inked & unfinished) and some other sketches from life.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kitchen Textiles

Thought these were cute patterns -
I am doing a project right now for one of my corporate clients and was happy with myself when I made these.
I have a million more to go - but at least it's looking good so far.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I got this for you

I have been thinking about the class I have to teach in the Fall and I've been thinking about how long it's been since I painted something that wasn't for work. So I decided I better get on it and start doing drawings & paintings in the mediums I plan on teaching - otherwise I will just be a lame poser, and noone wants to "learn" from one of those.

I worked on this one a couple hours last night and a little bit today.
Just for fun - (jeeze, it's been a long time since I've said that...)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Girls, Girls, Girls... .. and Remy...again.

I forgot to tell you about the show that's up right now:
A bunch of friends and I have work up at the St Paul Tea Garden - it's a show of whatever we wanted ... and some streetfighter characters. :)
Here are three girls that I did for the show, and the final version of Remy from Street Fighter 3, 3rd Strike.

I feel like I have no concept of making this blog have a decent layout, so bear with my technical ignorance and enjoy these (semi-)beauties.

... i don't really like the two bottom girls much , but I do love the dark haired one.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Remy - Boyfriend #2... and Natalie.

so I drew a lot this week. I'm pretty proud of myself - because a lot of my drawings were for fun. unlike most weeks - i've done some things that I can say are in my real style - rather than my corporate style...

Here is a drawing of Remy - from Streetfighter 3
(he is my other boyfriend...)
I"m going to finish him up and delete the pencil lines soon - i'll post a real scan when it's done)

Here is a drawing of Natalie from the book:
(i have some things to fix about her, but just wanted to show it!)

Photobooth is way convenient, but takes really crappy photos...

So I've been getting ready for an art show that hangs in the Tea Garden in May - and I"m trying to get a lot of stuff done for Dee's book and some streetfighter guys (for fun) so that I actually pump out some real art for once... This has been SOOOO much fun... Real scans to come later, i think.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Owl, Owl, Mark

I made lots of things this weekend.
Chris and I went to a wedding and I ended up doing some work! Interesting!

Here is a couple cutie owls I embroidered for Chris and Emily!

And here is a drawing of another owl
EDIT: I took this one out! Sorry!

And here is a drawing of Mark - from the book!


Go, Me!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Images for Dee's Book - INKED.

Here are two images I'm doing for Dee's book:
They are Natalie and Mark -
I really like how they're turning out.
I Really like how Mark looks - even though in these he looks a little slimy.

scene: Natalie fixig her bra strap - Mark says "why not?"

scene: Natalie and Mark smoking pot in bed
(usually not my topic of choice - I am an old crotchety straight-edge gramma... )

I think this is going to be awesome. I finally got back into the swing of doing the book after being away from it for a while because of work stuff. But, I'm using this upcoming show at the Tea Garden in May as an excuse to do some great art. And I'm using all this art for Dee's book.

You'll have to forgive these photobooth pics - I was too lazy to scan them, but I'll probably post a gallery or something of all the images as I go. Who knows.
I am doing one of a dog next, i think. A dog named Princess, eating pepperoni.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

working hard: hardly working

Here's a pattern I did : in mini-view, for a bedding project i'm working on:
I thought it was pretty awesome. (and pretty insane, throwback to my target days...)
I hope they really put this on some sheets : cause then i'll go and buy them and sleep on them.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

new project

so the other day dee asked me if i'd like to help her with a fun project.
she's been writing the second copy of her book these days and wanted to turn it into a half novel- half graphic novel.
it's pretty awesome: being able just to sketch like this,

i thought i'd post some of the character studies I've been doing.
i still have about half of the characters to figure out yet, but so far it's a ton of fun.
there are a couple weird things about some of these guys, but i'll fix that later.