Saturday, November 5, 2011


i've always been drawn to zebra stripes, as well as zebras themselves.  they're fascinating animals.  i feel as though they're the most "modelesque" of the animal kingdom.  i plan to do more illustrations with this character soon.  the stripes required quite a bit of sharpening my colored pencil, but it was very enjoyable creating this elegant lady.  :)

Friday, October 21, 2011


Cupcakes fuel my happiness.  :)

Unfortunately it doesn't show up in the scan, but I used metallic colored pencils for the robot and border.  I wish I had the skills to build a robot... that walks around, delivering fresh cupcakes.  But for now, he'll have to exist on a piece of paper.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Although a new dog sounded like a fantastic idea, Rick's starting to believe that Freckles MIGHT be a bad influence...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Being a parent is TOUGH, but it's okay to be imperfect!  Sometimes you feel like you're losing control and you just want to stick your head in the sand.  And that's okay.  Being imperfect is the norm!  Learn  from your mistakes and appreciate them, for they can make you a stronger and well-rounded human being.  ...or ostrich.  :)

Monday, July 18, 2011


Be kind to your elders!  This week's topic on Illustration Friday is gesture.  My first thought was "doing a kind gesture for someone."  I really enjoyed working on this because animals are so much fun to draw, especially cutie-pie squirrels.  Although he's struggling, he has the best intentions of helping Grandmother Squirrel.  I would definitely like to use these characters again in future illustrations.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


"When the neighborhood kids have a water balloon war... i stay inside!"  This is my illustration for this week's Illustration Friday topic - "stay".  I loved water balloon wars when I was young.  Who doesn't love them?  The only bummer was having to pick up all of the bits and pieces of broken water balloons all over the backyard!!!  Maybe that's why kids stick to Super Soakers these days, or virtual water balloon fights on the Wii...  I'd prefer a combo of water balloons AND Super Soakers.  Especially the Super Soaker with the backpack water supply!  hah ha!

Friday, July 8, 2011

who needs a dog when you have a pet armadillo (in progress).

I'm nearly finished with this illustration.  I'll be creating a warm sunset in the background, and at that point I can add the rest of the thorns on the cactus.  The illustration definitely needs something else but I'd like to get started on my next Illustration Friday piece so... I'll put this one on hold for this evening.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

who needs a dog when you have a pet armadillo.

Work in progress.  I hope to finish it within the next few days.  I will probably get rid of the leash and put something else in front of them...  Something quite unexpected.  :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Feel Better

I recently joined Illustration Friday.  This is my illustration for this week's topic - Remedy.