Bloody Mary

So, got some drink coasters, Rifle Paper Co Royal cocktail coasters to be exact and one is Bloody Mary… so I wanted to draw her. So, opened the sketchbook again and here it is… 

The Copic Cast:                                          E000, E93, R17, RV10, B37, Bv29, BG57 and Y28 

Used the Pilot G-Tec-C4 to line. 

Expecto Patronum!!!


Took the Pottermore quiz to find out my Patronus… Dapple Grey Stallion. Fancy eh! I always figured myself an otter or dog type person, but, we used to have horses when I was little, and I adored them, miss them, and they’re kinda just big dogs, so hell yeah! I’ll take a majestic horse any day!

Inktober Day 1

Day 1: Harry Potter

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I used Sumi ink, a zebra brush pen and Copic markers. Might have gotten a bit carried away with the Sumi ink… but tomorrow is another day to practice.

Lady of Spring

Did a little drawing the other night whilst watching Outlander on Starz. I was inspired by the costume design, and the thought of spring. It was snowing and blustery out, so, not exactly spring here in the Rockies, but it’s coming and a girl can dream.

This one is a bit sketchy and certainly not refined, but that’s probably a bit of how my style just is. I used Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers and inked with a Pilot fine liner. I really like the Pilot fine liner, A LOT!

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I liked how it turned out, I enjoyed the process of making it; but I thought this morning, maybe I’d try doing it a different way…

So, I drew it up again and used my Daniel Smith Watercolors, and Winsor & Newton ink in Brick red. At first I started lining with a fine paintbrush, but I was making too thick of lines and just riding the struggle bus. So I hopped off and switched to a dip pen using a G nib and it all went much smoother. The end result is a mix of line weights that was unintentional, but, I just go with the flow and imperfections that happen in all things I do. It’s not as clean as I had envisioned it, but, I still like how it turned out. Just another reminder that I need to practice on a few things, and that’s to be expected.

But, without further ado… here’s the remixed version of The Lady of Spring.

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What have you been up to on your Sunday? I have been working on this and dreaming of spring mostly. I’m going to go make myself a spot of tea and sit on the couch and stare at the idiot box now, see if something good is on. I’ll be back tomorrow with That Monday Feeling.

Happy New Year, and Books!

I’ve been quite productive thus far in 2015, which surprised the hell out of me. I guess when you need to take your mind off things, being able to just focus on an art project is one of the best things you can do; and because I was sick to death of thinking so much and mulling things over, I decided to get my art on. I found some inspiration from the book, My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount (it’s right up my alley and I love it and she’s brilliant!). It’s a lovely book with art work of the spines of books found on people’s bookshelves (that’s a mouthful) and I thought, I have lots of books, I love books, I could do this and put my own style to it! Plus I could get some practice in Adobe Illustrator and just get lost in books, fonts, and color, a win win all around. So, here they are, I did quite a few and I must say, I want to do more, it’s quite addictive fun. Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! This year I’m going to draw, paint, imagine, design, learn, teach and share it all with whomever will look and listen. Hope the new year finds you happy and prosperous!     I’ve created a wee gallery for your viewing pleasure, enjoy!