Do NOT buy a robotic laundry sorter in dreamland.

It will shoot a laser beam through your whole house that slices through everything and everyone.  Then in its creepy robotic voice it will say:


Then you will be pissed, because you’re going to have to return the damn sorting robot and clean the bloody house yourself, because there is no way you’re going to buy a cleaning robot to do it for you.

Self Portrait 2012

I once had a prof who said you should do a self portrait once a year, so that over the years you could see the changes in both your artistic style and your perception of yourself. So, here’s my 2012.

Me, 2012

This was my first Painter 12 experiment. I sketched with graphite on paper first, then scanned it in and used the Oil Brushes in Painter 12.  I like it a lot better than Painter 11. Not sure why I held off on buying it for so long. In fact, last night D was using the Cintiq so I had to use Painter 11 on the tm2 for another painting and going back to 11 was difficult.

Conclusions?  Hair is hard. Especially mine, which changes at least in color every 5 weeks. I definitely need practice on hair. Skin tones? Finally getting a bit better.  Style? Starting to find a space I like with the combination of sketch and oils. Still need to learn more about the brushes in Painter 12. Real media still feels far more intuitive.  And me? It’s been a hard year, but I’ve still got the tiniest bit of a smile. Bit of a tough girl. Maybe next year I’ll be softer.

i’m baaaack

ok. super quick update, because i need to update more often, and the only way to do that is just to DO IT.

Quick Summary of last week:

  • Tried out the Inkling. Still need more practice with it, will write review soon. +20
  • Purchased Painter 12. Loving it so far. Details to follow. +20
  • Had to reinstall my Cintiq drivers because installing Painter 12 screwed up pressure on the pen. -15
  • Got rear ended on the way to work Friday. -30
  • Got some good sketching in this weekend. +10
  • Signed up for some cooking classes with friends +10

Weekly wrap up total: +15

Tinkle Sails the High Seas

hallo! sorry it’s been so long since i’ve been here. i’ve done a lot of work this summer, i’ll try to post pics up soon. for now, here’s a quick little paint i did of tinkle last night, who has become quite obsessed with a shoebox. she sits in the shoebox on my bed, dreaming of grand adventures.


doing some multitasking here, figured I’d scan in some doodles while I wait for my hair to re-pink :P

Lollipops update

LolliesGot a wee bit done on Lollipops tonight.  Sorry for the crappy pic, it’s raining out and the lighting wasn’t so hot in the garage  :P