Category Archives: Art

Why I Love My 6 Color Pen

So many posts today, trying to catch up. I’ve been tweeting lately about my 6 color ball point pen, which I LOVE, and which they are no longer selling at DB (or anywhere else locally). I LOVE that pen. Makes doodling so much more fun. I looked online to see if I could buy some more and found…GASP…TEN COLOR PENS!!! For only $1.49!! I bought 10. :D

I doodle during meetings at work – I know lots of people probably think I’m not paying attention but my brain actually listens BETTER when I am drawing. Weird, huh?

This doodle came as a result of a few meetings:

WIP – Natsuko and the Moon Bunnies

Round 1

Moon Bunny Sketches

These are some sketches for the next Natsuko painting. In her dream, Natsuko is on the moon playing with the moon bunnies. The pink ones were earlier sketches I did with just a ballpoint on notebook paper (meeting doodles), the others I did with my new Copic markers.

Digital Painting – Quick Self-Portrait 2010

self-portrait 2010

self-portrait 2010

I had a prof who told us you should do a self-portrait once a year. quick one. don’t spend a lot of time on it. this took about an hour. getting better at skin tones and highlights, need to work on hair techniques. (ugh, both painting AND my real hair. i’m so clueless about some girl things)

Sketched in Painter X, checked proportions against photo reference in Photoshop, returned to Painter X for painting. Was pleasantly surprised that my proportions were almost right on the first time.

Natsuko’s Nap – Natsuko and the Penguin

Natsuko and the Penguin

Natsuko and the Penguin

Painting #3 in the Natsuko’s Nap series. In this dream, Natsuko’s found a penguin friend. Haven’t you always wanted to hug a penguin? Scanned origami paper, Painter X and Photoshop CS3.

Natsuko’s Nap – Horseplay

Natsuko's Nap - Horseplay

Natsuko's Nap - Horseplay

I’m calling this one done. I’m still not entirely happy with her hand or her hair, but if I keep going I’ll just keep going and going and going.