Friday, November 25, 2011

Lochness Monster

Do you believe in the Lochness Monster? I sometimes feel like it wouldn't be all that far fetched. I mean, come on, mermaids have eluded us for how long? Ok, I'm teasing I don't really believe in mermaids. But a part of me is still holding out ;)

Playing with Photoshop a bit more, thanks to my husband who so kindly has given my computer a bit more space so it doesn't run like a 10 year old dinosaur.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hangman's Tree

This piece goes with the images for Neverland from a few weeks back. This is the hideout for Peter Pan & the Lost Boys.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Wolf

I listen best when I am drawing, and according to a recent study its been proven that it helps the brain. Apparently when you doodle you are using the half of your brain which wanders or daydreams and loses attention. So today, during General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I doodled to keep myself actively listening. This mornings two hour session gave me this little piece. Inspired by one of the most frightening fairytales (aside from Hansel & Gretel).

Friday, September 30, 2011


While the first thing that came to mind is a hibernating bear, my favorite hibernating creatures are toads. Just because I vividly remember watching Animal Planet as a girl and being amazed when they dug down into the snow and dirt and pulled out a sleeping frog. Amazing! Up until then I was fairly certain that bears were an anomaly, the only creatures to sleep through winter besides my brother.

I tried a different technique with the watercolors, using mostly just small circles. Overall I like the look, but I believe it needs some additional work. You can see the image I used for my inspiration.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


This is my take on this week's Illustration Friday theme. For some reason little boys instantly popped into my head, and their version of what ferocious is. Mostly just being scary and loud. Like a monster. Obviously though, she is not very pleased. I can imagine her saying something about using your "inside voice."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Here is another quick sketch from a while back, you can see in the top right corner my "Caveman" sketch, I was trying to save space. The funny thing about this is that it isn't supposed to look like Ariel, but it really does resemble her.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This is an older sketch I did, but for a quick one I quite like it. Especially the size of his chin & shoulders, or maybe its the hair on his arms, possibly the unibrow? Anyway, enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011


I decided to get a head start on Illustration Friday. I loved the theme this week too, its one of those words that just tastes good when you say it. Like delicious.

I remember the first time I went to a fair and saw one of those palm reading gypsies. I begged my parents to let me get my fortune, but they said it was just nonsense and they wouldn't waste any money on it. Still, I felt mesmerized by the dark haired women who could tell me my future and was disappointed I didn't get the chance. However, I do make it a tradition to get my tarot card from "Esmeralda" at Disneyland's Penny Arcade whenever I go. So I guess I haven't missed out on that much.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

IF - Boundaries

So this is just barely in time for Illustration Friday (tomorrow is a new theme) but at least I got it there in time!

While Billy's hiding spot was clearly outside the boundaries his parents had designated for their game of Hide & Seek, he was certain he would never be found... and the alligators would make sure of it.

IF - Mysterious

I know that I'm a week late on this one, and although I procrastinated finish this, I couldn't go without showing you my "Mysterious" post. It made me think of women but I had good suggestions on what else I could do (Zorro for example) but I kept coming back to women, and then it was just natural for me to think of a mermaid. I know what you're thinking, enough with the mermaids. Sorry, I can't help it. It just wouldn't leave my head. Well, hopefully she is mysterious enough.

Monday, September 5, 2011


I am trying a new technique and I'm quite liking the results. These pieces are for an illustrated book about Peter Pan & Neverland, so more of these to come:

Lazy Sunday Doodle

Just a quick doodle I did over the weekend. I love how tiny this one is, because the rest of the paper was covered by ny nephew Evan's marker creations.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Mermaids are so fun to draw. Probably one of my favorites, mostly because of their beautiful poses and flowing hair.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

IF - Disguise

Little Tommy disguised himself as John Wayne so no one would suspect he had lost his homework.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Inspired by Art Nouveau but unfortunately not much resembling it, here is a quick watercolor I did the other day.


This is last weeks IF (Illustration Friday's) theme, but I thought it was worth posting. Enjoy


When I was little we lived by the beach in Southern California and I remember once getting knocked over & under by the waves. I rolled & rolled and when I finally gasped for air my little lungs hurt, my eyes stung from salt water, and my body had little sores all over. To say the least it was traumatic.

Ever since then when I go swimming in the ocean I never go over the swells. I'd much rather go under the waves because I feel safer down there away from the rushing and crushing sea. If I were a mermaid, that is where I would be swimming. Because who wouldn't like to join their fishy friends & ride the swell?

Monday, August 22, 2011


Welcome to my new blog! After falling in love with blogging on my personal site, I knew I needed a spot for JUST my artsy fartsy (minus the fartsy) side. So, I will be posting things (both old and new) periodically as I draw doodle & dub them as done! So, to kick things off here is my most recent art

It is this weeks Illustration Friday challenge. The theme: INFLUENCE

I think this depicts one of young girl's most prominent influences. Growing up I thought my mother looked like the long haired version of Snow White. I loved her and being a child, wanted to emulate her. She was wonderful and let me beautify myself with her make ups and experiment with my own hair, which frequently looked less than flawless. But I love those memories of getting "dolled up" with mom on date night.