Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Little Bitty Yummy Post

I made a new header for my blog combining my favorite things to draw: desserts, ice cream cones, cats, skulls, and hearts. Yay! Had fun coloring digitally - I've been doing so many paintings lately, it was nice to not have to clean up anything after, haha.

Also, a couple of little baby graphics I'll sprinkle around my blog layout soon. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

At Least I Did My Best

At Least I Did My Best, 8" x 11", Marker & Ink

Here's the final tattoo design for an upcoming book I'm going to be in. This was the first design I had created as a test to be included, and I'm so grateful they liked my work enough to let me be apart of this project. I'm greatly honored, and I can't wait to tell you more about this book as the weeks go by!

Big news for me is an upcoming surgery. I've had an ongoing wrist problem for several years now (first spurred by a large woodcarving I did of a Blood Brothers poster). This will be my 3rd corrective surgery, and if this one fails as well, I'll have to live with my injury. So if anyone can send me your good luck and channel your healing powers, I would greatly appreciate it!

Also, my good friend Sarah Zuckerman is doing a Doodle Project where she creates an original doodle each day and sends it out to friends. I'm so impressed by anyone who can have an ongoing daily or even weekly project that they keep up with. It shows great commitment and character. Contact her at if you have any questions about her project and tell her I sent you so she won't get creeped out.

(The doodle she sent me! I love it!)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lucky Cat Ghosts Are Where It's At

Lucky Cat Ghosts, 12" x 24", Acryla Gouache

Fortune Cookie Cat Ghost Tattoo, 12" x 18", Acryla Gouache

This is a double whammy! I have for you another of my tattoo designs for an upcoming book, as well as a piece I finished last fall and have saved for physical viewing - UNTIL NOW!! This larger painting took at least 30 hours to complete, from concept to sketches to finish. I love this piece, and it's one of the rare times I actually included a background. I tend to stray away from backgrounds and only create character designs, so it was fun to create an environment for my characters to live in.

I have an obsession with lucky cats, and I have a small growing collection of them. The represent good fortune, which I could definitely use. And I just love kitties, so it works out. I also have lucky cat tattoo designs floating around in my head for myself as well.... I also have a thing for dessert illustration and am still contemplating a dessert-themed show in the future.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Scream Cone

I Scream Cone, 9" x 12", Acryla Gouache

Here's another piece that I created for a step-by-step tattoo design book I'm apart of, soon to be published by Thunder Bay Press. This was my favorite piece to do! I'm actually seriously considering getting this as a tattoo of my own... I love drawing ice cream, and skulls, and weird creatures with weird faces, so I definitely had a blast coming up with this one.

Attention local Boston artists! I work at Dick Blick Art Supplies over in Fenway, and I'm officially the official curator of the pieces we hang up in the store. I'd encourage anyone with large to larger pieces to get their work hung up in our store! A lot of people in the area come in to check out our artwork, and we can give out your contact information to potentially sell pieces, with no cost to the artists. It's a great way to get exposed, regardless! And your artwork will be in safe hands with me. Let me know if you're interested!

More work to come soon! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tat2 drawrings

Slaying Samurai, 12" x 17" Acryla Gouache

Hey there, here's a few tattoo illustrations I recently completed for a book coming out by Thunder Bay Press. The book will be published with all of the process work leading up to finish, so it's bound to be an amazing book! One of my most favorite artists/MassArt faculty members Mister Reusch will also have work in the book! I'm so thrilled to get to have work in the same place as his. I'll post a new one every couple of days, along with some other work I've been doing currently.

It's been busy busy lately! The warmer weather inspires me to do more paintings! It's easier to hold a paint brush steady when it's not frozen to your numb, shaking hands. Hooray for winter being over!! I will not miss you, winter.

Also, I approaced MC Frontalot about possibly doing some artwork... He encouraged me to make some fanart and see how it goes. ALSO thrilled as heck about that.

Updates soon!