Sunday, April 30, 2006

Nude in pencil and in watercolor

Just having some fun with a simple pencil sketch.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: Robot

For a change, I wanted to do something totally analog—no Photoshop, no digital manipulation. So I got out pen, ink and brush and had a go. Wow, I was definitely missing the 'undo' command. :)

I decided to scan it after I'd inked it...just in case I dumped watercolor all over the thing. So, I ended up doing a digital version after all:

After looking at the two of them together, I think I like the digital version better. Hmmm.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Drawing Jam

For the April Drawing Jam over at the Drawing Board.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Face studies in pencil

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spotted

Sun-worshipper in her polka-dot playsuit.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Some little head scribbles...trying to stay loose, get more feeling and life and energy into my stuff.

I am in awe of so many of my fellow art bloggers who do the most wonderful animated (in the sense that they have life and 'movement' despite being static images) drawings...people like Mel Milton, Kevin Micallef, Martin Wittig, Uli Meyer, Scott Tolleson ...the list could go on and on and ON...

I'm trying to get more of that feeling into my own sketches. I see so much out there that inspires me. And sometimes depresses me, I must admit. I despair of ever reaching the level of so much of the excellent work I see every day.

Sunday, April 09, 2006


My husband and I run several Unreal Tournament game servers; this was originally created for one of them (to go on custom flags in the game) but I ended up deciding it just didn't quite fit. I still like the graphic, though, even if she never ended up anywhere (except here!)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Trying something different to loosen up.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Drawing Jam: Kristin

Sneaking in, here, at the tail end of a drawing jam on the Drawing Board forum. I did a pencil sketch a while back and didn't really like it much, so before I tossed it out I decided to do a quick tracing using a brush marker. I liked it enough to add some color in Photoshop and post it here; maybe or maybe not on the forum. I'm trying to work faster and looser; I guess this qualifies, since it took me a few minutes. And since I figured I'd be throwing it away it loosened me up considerably.