a girl, a guy, a tomato, a bean, and a bear

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Another raccoon inspiration. I don't know what it is about raccoons, but I'm very amused by the raccoon right now. This was my first old guy drawing; I think it turned out surprisingly well. I like his eyes and mouth especially.

And then there's the "TP Woman" with color. It really reminded me of toilet paper without color, but that's not what I was going for.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Today was another day I started one sketch only to abandon it. I had this mental image that I just couldn't get on the page. I moved on to this drawing instead for the moment. It's in ink and I plan to add color.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Today's drawing was not my best yet. This was my first time tackling this kind of scene and I certainly have some kinks to work out. At least it was putting pencil to paper. I don't think I clearly defined the body masses in relation to one another. I don't think the man facing us actually has a torso...I wasn't really taking my time with textures or light sources. The pencil lines look really flat and unnatural to me because they are basically just randomly placed. The guy's face isn't really worked out very well either. Still, for a first attempt, and a speedy one at that, I'll give it a little credit. Oh, and the swords look woosy.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Today I started a drawing, got it mostly roughed out and starting working on refining it only to be unsatisfied and abandon it to start on another completely different drawing. Maybe I'll revisit the one I first began today, but this is the one I did today instead.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006


Here is my "demon raccoon" as deemed by my husband in the earlier stages of the sketch. I assured him I'd try not to make it look demonic in the final, that not being my intent! Hopefully I've been more successful in achieving just a random and not demonic raccoon lounging on a woman.

Monday, May 8, 2006


Up until now, all sketches posted have been ones I've chosen, sifting through old sketchbooks. From here out, the goal is to have something new to post every day, or at least post an update of what I worked on if I don't have anything finished to show for the day.

So this is my sketch from today: a pencil drawing done copying one of Jolanda Richter's beautiful paintings. Mine turned out differently of course, and when I decided to try and add some color to it after making this picture, I ruined it.


You know I could put multiple images in the same post...what a novel idea!

This one is a sketch from an advertisement in some magainze. Her eyelashes were a success for me at the time and I believe it was one of my first endeavors using a tortillion.

This is my Spider Goat. I found him in an issue of National Geographic. I knew I must draw him.

Some horse sketches.

A little more successful with the tortillion, and with the sense of emotion. When I began the sketch she looked much more angry than I intended and I had to do some refining to get a more contemplative look. I don't like her index finger.


This is a self portrait done from a photograph.
December 2005


This is a drawing I did sometime around the beginning of 2006. It was just a quick sketch, but I felt she has a greater sense of emotion and tone than many other drawings that have tried to capture a certain feeling.


Here's a still life that I doodled on a day when I couldn't think of anything to draw. I was actually pretty happy with the way it turned out, although the texture is off. I don't think it looks like brass/copper as it should; it looks too crinkly for a metal. I like the top handle and its shadow.
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