Yesterday, I turned 40. I’m not sure how that is possible, when inside I feel no older than 14! Life is (real) messy right now, but I woke up feeling stupidly grateful to be alive, and convinced myself to take my first selfie ever because WELL WHY NOT. Are bathroom selfies still a thing?! (RevealingContinue reading “This is 40.”
Sheesh, friends. This new normal, this quarantine life – it’s not easy, right? I don’t do well with unknowns, with large fears, with missing people. I am thankful for so many things, and also struggling with so many things. I know we all are. For me, music helps. Dancing helps. Working out helps. Hugging myContinue reading “Quarantine art club”
One of the best shows Netflix has put out – especially if you are a child of the 80s – has been “Stranger Things”! I just HAD to draw these guys! Can’t wait for season 2!! Barb….are you out there….????!!
A friend contacted me to do a commission for her and her hubby who were going to celebrate an anniversary. They share a love of visiting wineries, so she told me that she would love to have that incorporated somehow into it. She also said that their phrase they always say to each other isContinue reading “Winery-inspired commission”
I was asked to do a few exploratory character designs for a project, and here is what I came up with! I tried a few different styles, and it was fun just to draw a few different versions of the character I had in my head. Brush pen and pencil crayon: Watercolour: Digital:Continue reading “Character designs for unnamed project”
I was asked to do a commission of a couple for someone to give to them as a wedding gift. After seeing a few photos of the couple together, I did some roughs. Below is the rough that worked best, and the final colour is at the bottom. Rough is in Colerase blue pencil; colourContinue reading “Illustration commission for wedding gift”
One of my favourites things to do is to do sketches or illustrations for people for special occasions. It is always surprising when people contact me, and what they want drawn – it’s never a dull moment! This one was fun – a childhood friend contacted me and said that a good friend of herContinue reading “A commission: Steve & Carolyn”
Like many, many people, I grew up watching “The Carol Burnett Show”. My parents always had always loved those comedy shows, and while I may not have understood some [most] of the sketches they did, I could not help but love this wacky, loud, fun-loving female host who would not hesitate to make herself lookContinue reading “The night I saw Carol Burnett – in person!”
Never know what cast of characters will be thrown together for the latest batch of Movember sketches! Donate here! http://ca.movember.com/mospace/8179729 Day 19 – Canadian hockey legend Lanny McDonald. Digital sketch. Day 20 – Groucho Marx. Stache & comedy legend, obviously. Digital sketch. Day 21 – Walt Disney, the original Imagineer. Digital sketch. I gottaContinue reading “Groucho, hockey, Disney & Mr. Potato Head.”
I pass this guy every morning on my walk through Gastown to the studio. He is always so cheerful and greets everyone, even if they don’t return it. I did a quick memory sketch of him in colerase, then inked it with Pentel brush pen.