Thursday, June 30, 2011


I was really in the mood to color something, but I was sad, because I didn't have anything to color. And then I remembered I hadn't colored this! So I did. YAY. So here's the trio, IN TECHNICOLOR.


Saturday, June 25, 2011


The owner of the barn where I ride wanted me to do a drawing of her horse Ginger, who recently passed away. I had done one a few years ago of her horse Shadow (who also passed away), and she wanted one of Gingy to match. The drawing was a challenge, mostly because of the lack of any good reference. I wanted to try and capture her personality and face, and it was so hard without a good reference photo. I'm pretty pleased with the result, all things considered... I think she looks like Ginger! This photo isn't the greatest quality... I might have to take another one some time...

Maroon 5

I just got back from seeing Maroon 5 perform at the Dick's Open in Endicott (10 minutes from my house). I can hear the concert on the golf course every year from my backyard, but figured I should actually go to this one, and I'm so glad I did. They were incredible! Great live band, all the musicians are super talented. And Adam Levine can SING.

So, for fun, I thought I'd post a scratchboard assignment from Fall semester my sophomore year. We had to choose a singer, and I picked Adam Levine! This was my first attempt at scratchboard and I actually really liked it... maybe I should try using it again.

My ears are still ringing. But so good.

Oh, and while I was at the concert, NY passed gay marriage, which is just awesome!!! Proud to be a NYer.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Badass Sci Fi Chick

This is something I drew in my sketchbook and decided to color. I don't know who she is, but she looks angry. I kind of love how I draw characters I don't know sometimes... It's like they have a life of their own, and I just happened to catch them for one moment in time.
I'm still trying to settle into a comfortable way of working. I keep experimenting with slightly different styles and digital techniques. I've started working right over my drawings and keeping the line/shading, and I like that. Now I'm just trying to figure out how much value I want to put in- if I want them to be really rounded and lit, or if I want to keep it more simple, and how much of the original line I should keep/how prominent it should be.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

First Attempt at Illustrator

Here it is, in all it's glory. Prepare yourself.

Majestic, right? I know it's important that I learn Illustrator, but DEAR GOD... I'll keep practicing, but I don't have to like it!!


Friday, June 10, 2011

In my plan, we are beltless.

Oh! Hello there, gentle viewers.

So the Firefly drawing got me in the mood to do more caricature-type things. Meet the trio- Jonathan, Andrew, and Warren; three geeky super-villains from Buffy Season 6. I think Andrew might be my favorite Buffy character- he's hilarious, awkward, and completely sexually unaware. This is the trio in Andrew's imagination during the Season 7 episode "Storyteller". I might color this later, and if I do I will post it, but for now this is what I've got.

EXCITING UPDATE!  I sent this to Tom Lenk (the actor who plays Andrew) on Twitter. I wasn't planning on sending it to him, because it's not colored and I'm not 100% happy with the likenesses, but he made a tweet about how much he wished he was a cartoon character, and I couldn't resist... and two minutes later, a response! Wah! Unleash the fangirl!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Firefly Edit

Playing around with my Firefly drawings... I sent this on twitter to Nathan Fillion. There's no way he'll ever see it with all the tweets he gets, but I figured why the heck not? :P