Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bah Humbug.

That is me. And how I feel about the holidays now that it's all work and adult-y things. Bloogh.

Stole the new April O'Neil (from tmnt)'s pose since she stole my friggin' style.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


10 minute speedpaint based on miss debbie harry


Super busy. Hope to post more soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Robin Knox Johnston

lunchbreak/freetime doodle! 30 minutes, on and off all day, done when files are loading or being shuffled around.

Look this man up- yacht racer. Fascinating gent.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bull rider warmup

I have a bit of an addiction. Yes, it's watching PBR Bull Riding. It's as close to cowboys as I can get. Anyways, I like painting animals. Bull was fun. I kinda overlooked Guilherme Marchi on this one, so it just looks like an ambiguous rider. But you should look him up, he's a mighty good lookin' Brazilian boy. I should paint a portrait of him soon.

Acrylic, 45 minutes, for fun/warmup.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sergei Fedorov

Aaand another red wing. This took about two hours all together. Photoshop. Had a lot of fun with it :)

and here's the version with no colorin' on it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Niklas Kronwall #55

Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings.

Photoshop, about 2 1/2 hours.

Had a good time with this.

Go Wings!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Hi guys! look! i can still paint realistically!

This was a lot of fun. Digital. about.... 4hours. I had some downtime at work and this is what happened. There's definitely some places for improvement, but for not painting realistically in a reeeallllyyy long time, I'm really happy with the result.

I feel like this is my most successful use of color so far. I'm always learning.

big oops though- i painted it pretty much on one layer in photoshop. i hear some places that is a nono. :/


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stay Wild

Yay lumberjacks! There will be prints of this for sale at Boulder Fest in downtown Roch this weekend. Screen printed by the fabulous guys at HTB Press, come by and pick one up!

Done in sharpie. Because.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


it's me! with my spirit animal! and armadillo!
hour and half. photoshop. yay!
p.s. I wish that shirt existed. and I wish I owned it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Reverend Peyton!

Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band. Go look 'em up. You won't regret it!

This is one of my pieces for the Rock show we're hosting in our studio, Studio 364 in Rochester on July 7. My other piece is also of a rock n roll reverend... Reverend Horton Heat. So stay tuned!!!

acrylic... about 8x10... I still have some fixes i'll probably do to it later, but yep. so far!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chevy and Nixon

 here's a quick 40 minute practice of a new technique. scribbled with pencil then wouldn't let myself use opaque paint. just layered a lot of acrylic washes. man, it's hard to not just slap down the paint i want to. Eh, it's a start. Young Chevy Chase.
COuple scribbles from my "research" in the art books in the RIT library. I could spend years in there and still never get bored. nixon and the exxon valdez tiger.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Posters! Scribbles! Shows!

You know you wanna come. There will be slime!
Hey! So! Come to our second Dr. Sketchy's shindig!!! It's gonna be awesome!!!

Tonight I made posters and such.
Rib fest design!
 This is a possible design for tshirts for Rib Fest in Rochester this summer. Want it? Come to rib fest and buy a shirt! And eat ribs! delicious! stylish! fun! Printed by the fantastic guys at HTB Press.
Make your art and get it to me soon!
 the next first friday is closer than you think!!! This here's a super quick poster for it. Any music genre is welcome! Rap, metal, pop, electro, folk, classical, doesn't matter!!! it's gonna be a crazy good time.

I've decided for mine it's gonna be two pieces, of two reverends. One, Reverend Horton Heat. THe other? Reverend Peyton of Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band. They're ace. Check 'em out. And his beard rocks. Speaking of which... here's two MAYBE 5 minute scribbles I did of him. Gonna do more studies before I actually paint him and the other rev.
super fast sketchy doodles.
Stay tuned! Lots more art in the near future!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Two posts in two day? What the bloody hell?!

 ten minute acrylic scribble.
twenty minute acylic mess.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Howdy tharr y'all

 Hey y'all! So it has been WAY too long since I last posted. So here's some stuff. I've been super busy working, planning shows and helping Greg plan Dr. Sketchy's. The first one went well and the next one is in the works! I'll post more soon. That there is one of my pieces from the Cat Show. Around 14"x17" acrylic on gessoed plywood.

At Studio 364 we have a show this Friday, the Medical Illustration show.
Then, June 1st, we're hosting the Rock Show, complete with awesome music art, pinatas, beer, crazy costumes, and more! I have yet to figure out what I'm painting for that.
 This was a quick sketch from the first Dr. Sketchy's. The fabulous Nicole Malone was our model, and she posed amongst taxidermy, bones, and other dead things.
 I've been in a rut, which isn't news. But I've been re-teaching myself how to paint nice skin tones by studying the pinups of Elvgren. So, here's one.
 And here's another. That's the first one I did. All the notes are because I discovered that Yale offers open online courses for free. So I took one on Epidemics in Western Society since 1600s, which led me to getting the book And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts. It's about the epidemiological beginnings of AIDS and its social/political effects. I'm a couple hundred pages in, and it is damned fascinating. Now I'm taking a course on the Hebrew Bible (aka old testament) and MAN is it good, especially coming from an overly religious area where you were basically beat up if you didn't believe whatever out of context scripture someone was spitting at you.

Anyways, Yale. Highly recommended.
 Here's the rest of that spread, with a ball point scribble of Henrik Zetterberg from the Red Wings. Boo, playoffs. And another pinup. All Elvgren's, copied by me for learning purposes.
And here's my other piece from the Cat Show, which I posted previously. This and the other greaser cat piece are up for sale if you're interested. And I have $5 prints of this one. Done by the fine gents at HTB Press.

In the future, looks like I'm designing some posters for the next Dr. Sketchys, possibly some gig posters this summer, and some shirts for Rib Fest. Allons-y!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hello y'all!

Sorry bout lack of posts. Been super super busy with work and life and putting together another gallery show at our space in the Hungerford Building. The theme this time is the Cat Show, and it will be open first Friday, April 6th! aka, the end of this week.

I did two pieces for it, on big ol' pieces of plywood. Here's one of them! I'll post the other after the show. Otherwise, come to Studio 364 this friday at 6 pm and check it all out!!!

If you have cat related work you wanna put in the show, there's still time! This Thursday is the absolute last night I'm taking any art. Just contact me and we'll figure something out!!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

two paintings and a monster doodle.

here's a portrait of the beautiful Kyrie Chamberlain. She painted me in a valentine, and I said I'd paint her too. Acrylic, hour and a half.

and this is a BMW bike I painted on a bday card for my boyfriend. watercolour, pen/ink...

i'm still kinda crap at painting vehicles but slowly, i'm getting better.

I think this little guy is going to show up in the near future.... ;)

In other news, I'm hoping to throw together a show in our studio for First Friday in April, a lot like last year's Gun Show. More details to come.

staayyy tuned!

Monday, February 20, 2012

casey jones 1

kind of a quick Casey Jones paint. Hopefully I'll have time to dedicate to an actual illustration some day. But what a cool character. (teenage mutant ninja turtles, btw)

here's the super rough doodle i was fiddlin' with at work.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Datsyuk winking speedpaint

I think it took about an hour, somewhat over?

Oh well. Pavel Datsyuk, of the Red Wings, winking. Because he's disgustingly good. Cheeky bastard.

Ref image snagged off the twitter account @notpaveldatsyuk which is hilarious.

eh, could be better. Still pulling myself out of this art rut hole i've dug myself into.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

paint mess

yay i'm beginning to paint stuff i'm sort of proud of again!

Trying to break a long art rut. Little by little, I'm getting there.
Acrylic, hour or so.
here's a SUPER loose warm up sketch/paint mess i did a week or so ago after I went shooting with some friends. That's my boyfriend shooting a Mosin. I fell in love with the AK-47.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I'm in a rut

I'm having an awful go of it lately. I can't seem to paint well at all right now. Nothing's going how I want it to. To say it's depressing and frustrating doesn't even begin to cover it.

Well, here's another struggling failure. I was trying to paint Gil Perreault. It's... not where I want it to be. But again, I figure I should post my failures as well as my successes.

I'm sorry. I'll try to get my ability back soon. I feel like a bird whose wings have been burnt off. or something else metaphorically horrible. I'm really disappointed and I don't know how to break out of it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

iron giant

Super... Man....

love this movie. felt like painting him tonight. Had fun making a digital mess. :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

datsyuk n doodles.

Pavel Datsyuk. Red Wings. Awesome.
I spent maybe 45 minutes on this. It's definitely not my best work, especially if I compare it to the portrait I did of Sawchuk or even the quick paints of McDonald and Lidstrom.
I didn't get the likeness like I usually do.

I hope to do another, better one at some point. But you gotta post your not so good failures with your accomplishments. Such is progress.
oh here's a ten minute or something scribble i did. Yeup.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A quick little comic.

not that funny, but yeah, this happened today. it's been... a strange day. but when you're spending 2 1/2 hours in a tiny cramped waiting room, you start doodling your surroundings.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Terry Sawchuk

One of the more tragic sports heroes. Former Detroit Red Wings goalie Terry Sawchuk. With one helluva scarred up face.
Photoshop, couple hours.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Lanny McDonald, of the Calgary Flames at this point. Quite a guy. Good player and a good man. And a rockin' stache. 45 minutes, photoshop. Speed paint so it's loose.


Detroit Red Wings. Nicklas Lidstrom. :D Less than an hour, photoshop.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Xmas prezzies and such

I am alive. And I still paint. So many of the things I've been working on I can't post yet, or maybe ever at all, as they belong to Nickelodeon. But I'll tell you I'm pretty excited about how much better I'm getting at things and stuff :)

Here's some stuff I did over the holidaze.

First off, this is one of the prezzies I gave to my boyfriend. He'd mentioned at some point over the summer that his favorite kid's book was Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. So, I painted the steam shovel from that book and made him Mike Mulligan. Sorry these pics are all blurry, they're cell phone shots.

Detail! I did it in pencil, acrylic, and oil pastel. It's about 20x15 or so. Pretty sure he liked it :)
This is a commission i did for the lovely Lucy Lott via Brett Seamans. It's... their cat on a horse. Yep. It's on an iphone case now. Which is pretty spiffy. Acrylic.

The Christmas card I made for my boyfriend's family. He said, "uh, just paint them a horse in snow or something". But this summer, when we went to some reunion shindig with the rest of his clan, someone brought their pet pot bellied pig. It was hilarious. So I included that in there.
i was painting buster keaton for my dad. I got a little further than that, called it quits, left it unfinished. Which actually ended up working out in the end.

Had a dream over break involving Paris and lots of lights. It isn't done. If I ever get time to finish this painting, I will. There will be a boat with a girl and lanterns and fireflies and blahdiblahdiblah.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday/new years etc :)