Thursday, September 27, 2012

A couple of things:

I finally have a business email address! It's . I feel professional!

Secondly, I've decided to start participating in Illustration Friday beginning with tomorrow's topic. If you haven't been there be sure to check it out; it is a great community of artists. I'm always telling myself I'm going to start submitting weekly, but I never do. So maybe if I announce it here, I will actually keep my word.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Fall

I hope everyone is enjoying the change of seasons. It's my favorite time of year!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Just a few doodles and sketches from faces in some magazines.
I've got a new illustration in the works, more on that soon!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Have you had an ego boost today?

Don't get rid of old artwork.

You know, that pile of work from high-school or college or (insert time period) when you first felt like you were a "good artist"? The stuff that may or may not cause you to cringe at the sight of it?

Keep it!

While organizing piles and piles of artwork and supplies this afternoon, I stumbled upon lots of old drawings. Some which I had forgotten even existed. And yes, some of which made me laugh at my younger self a little.

No, I'm not going to post any. Good try, though.

Do you know what's great about all this past art? No matter how I happen to be feeling about myself as an artist today, or next year, or whenever... I can always pull out these drawings and paintings and be reminded that hey, I've come a long way. My skills have improved even when I didn't think they had.

I don't know if this is more true for younger artists than it is for experienced ones. But my guess is that we as artists, illustrators, or designers will never stop learning and improving.

So, are you in need of a little affirmation as an artist today? Go pull out that dusty old sketchbook or project from three years ago and smile in satisfaction!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sketch Dump

Here are some doodles from this week. I'm committing to taking the time to just draw every week. It should be a no-brainer for every artist but sometimes it doesn't happen for me. Everything has been so focused on making portfolio pieces that I've not let myself have the time to work the drawing muscles. So here we go.