Monday, July 27, 2020

Illustration: Garden Tiger

   Digital illustration done in Photoshop. After a lot of experimenting with different tools, I got back to regular old drawing with this one, with minimal use of shapes/pen tool/etc. I like the result - I think not restricting myself to using one particular tool or technique throughout the whole piece helped me use everything a little more strategically. Noting that for future pieces! 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Illustration: Witchy Wish

     Sketched out the idea for this illustration and it just seemed right to keep it greyscale, so that's what I did! Digital illustration done in Photoshop.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Background Painting Sketch: Misty Forest

   A very quick digital painting sketch, trying to figure out some techniques. Still need to work at it a bit, but there are things I like about this enough to share it!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Illustration Samples: Cute Kids

These are a few samples of some elementary school kids in a digital pencil-and-watercolor sort of style I was experimenting with.

Side note: If you've visited my site before, you may have noticed that a Character Design page is now gone. To streamline, I removed that as a separate page and now have some of those designs in the Illustration section under "Character Studies".

Monday, May 11, 2020

Background Art: Twilight Winterscape

New background painting, although this one does feel like it could pass for an illustration in its own right. I wanted to try out a much more graphic, highly stylized design to get out of my default of leaning toward a more naturalistic style. It was really fun!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Background Art: BG Painting Studies

Some background painting studies I did last week after watching the beautiful, inspiring Princess Mononoke. Done in Photoshop.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Illustration Samples: Lovable Pets

   Page of pets - not much else to it than that! :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Illustration: Snow Day

   Trying some new methods for painting digitally, as well as working on my speed - I did this exceptionally fast (for me), and though there are a lot of things I was tempted to add, edit, and mull over, I want to be better at calling things "done" and saving what I've learned for the next thing, and just work on increasing my output. So here it is!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Background Art: Fall Town

Trying out a new, looser style of digital painting in this background practice piece. Mimicking watercolors a bit, I'm trying to come up with something simple and speedy yet appealing!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Fiber Art: Friendly Snake

Here's my latest needle felted sculpture, a cute snake! This was my first go at felting an animal that doesn't fall automatically into the cute-and-cuddly category. Available for purchase at Mt. Marten.