Monday, May 8, 2017

Illustration Friday - Resist


I could never resist donuts; anytime anyone brings them to work and offers me one, I can't help myself. And you know what, it's fine. Enjoy those donuts!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

D&D inspiration

So I am part of a D&D game where I get to play with all my friends from all around the world; friends I met at school and this is a great way we can keep in touch with each other. And of course through our stories I get inspired.



I'm hoping to create more of these this coming year :)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I did a real painting!

So I actually pulled out my acrylic paints and painted on canvas again. It has been like three years since I did anything remotely like this but I had a lot of fun!

I tried to paint with a palette knife; which I've never done before but it was super fun in the end! I think it looks good, this picture doesn't really give it much credit but I like the thicker paint look and there is color everywhere.

I was inspired by Leonid Afremov's paintings; sure I didn't even get close to his level but I had fun.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Inspired Wall Hangings

So the other day I was trying to figure out what I should put on my wall; I have two vacant nails in the wall screaming for attention. I wanted to put something to encourage and inspire me; something that will make me smile each time I see it.

My mother has these antique wall hangings that we find at Estate sales which I think are amazing:
I wanted to do my own version of the image or at least the style; originally I just wanted to copy the silhouette and just put a picture from my mission in the background. I served in Switzerland and France, so I had plenty of breath taking views and pictures. Then I kept looking at my mission pictures and I ended up using them for my silhouettes, too.

I loved my mission, up till that point it was the best part of my life and I still hold so many fond memories; the most inspiring part of my mission were the amazing ladies I was paired with. So here is what I came up with for my wall:



 I ended up making three (I couldn't stop); I'm going to add quotes and choose my two favorite. (the bottom two) and then mount them on board. This was a fun project and I loved looking back at all the amazing miracles that happened on my mission. Thanks everyone for the inspiration!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

IF- Whimsical

And I finally got around to a illustration Friday; this weeks theme was a bit hard to figure out until I looked outside saw some leaves blowing in the wind, I figured that was pretty whimsical; right? In any case, I really just enjoyed getting back to just drawing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inktober #21 -Snow Owl

I did Hedwig! One of my favorite kind of owl and yes even before they were in the Harry Potter series. Though that did help :)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Inktober #18 - Swift

So when I was a kid there was a challenge at 7-eleven where if you answered a question correctly you get a free slurpee. Well one of the questions was: What is the fastest bird? I thought it was a peregrin falcon. When I answered it, he said I was wrong; that the fastest bird was called a swift. I didn't get the slurpee but I now will never forget this little bird. maybe because it lost me a slurpee. ;)