Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

It's my first time participating in illustration Friday. The topic is 'celebrate' and I think it's time to celebrate one of my favorite holidays.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

An early Valentines gift

A while ago I asked Juan if he could make me my dream light table...a heart shaped one. I drew him this sketch to give a rough idea of what I wanted.

He ended up doing so much more than I expected and spent countless hours working on the table. There are so many things about it that are just so awesome! He reinforced the heart top with wood underneath and has it hinged so it can be elevated. The light inside is nested on a tilted base to match the angle of the table top. The best part is that Juan wired the table so it has an ON and OFF switch plus an extra outlet in case I want to attach a table lamp...or charge my cell phone. ;)
Here are some progress pictures

And the finished product. I love this table so much and cannot wait to start using it!

Kid stuff

A couple weeks ago I came across my old elementary school artwork. Just for fun I decided to post some of the drawings. They are quite embarrassing to look at now but at the time I thought they were fantastic!...haha
The picture below is a comparison of a mermaid I drew when I was 7 and a sketch I drew a few months ago. The funny thing is that they are in such a similar pose holding the same kind of shell and I drew them years apart.

I remember I was especially proud of this one of Ariel and her sisters. One of my favorite scenes from the movie was at the beginning when all the sisters were singing at the concert...I feel like those cute characters don't get enough recognition.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Snake Charmer

I have sadly not been able to post as much as I would like but at least I have been sketching daily.
Anyway,here are some quick marker studies for a new painting that I would like to do sometime in the future.