Saturday, October 27, 2012

Last in the Series

Well, here is the third painting in the series for "Light at Night."

The work doesn't end with this however!!  I am hoping to do another with Charlotte and Rue before the end of the month as well... so check back!

Light at Night 2

Here is a new painting to go with one I had done some time ago.  I have another planned for this series, too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Babies and Bunny Girls!!

Sooooo, I've been busy busy busy!

Some new paintings here... I have had these sketches on my site for a long time but I was advised to see them in color and so here they are!  A little changed, a little improved, I think!

I also realized that I have a number of images I should probably add to my Society 6 page too.

Anyway, let me know what you think, if you feel inclined to comment ;)

I've been excited to see new episodes of the Walking Dead finally!  Josh and I are also obsessed with Poirot episodes.  At first I was reluctant as I loved Sherlock Holmes so much and thought that Poirot was supposed to be goofy in comparison, but I fell in love with Poirot's quirky ways and his perfect little mustache.  ;)  So between drawing and working we take some breaks during our dinner hour to watch an episode.

I've also noticed this week a nice subtle autumn-ish tinge in the air... which is a huge relief as summer has stuck around much too long.  It's become somewhat more crisp and the days slightly shorter.  We thought we were going to see the change last week, but then summer came back for the weekend... :P
Although I love the sun and sunny days, I don't really enjoy heat... so it's kind of sad because it gets dark sooner but it does cool off and reminds me of Christmas which always makes me happy.  I recall a quote from Anne of Green Gables here:

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers...." ;)

Well said, Anne, well said.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More Rue

Hello~  I have uploaded another little painting based on Rue and Charlotte... Any feedback?  I'm not sure about the background, but I also know that it's not really the focus of the painting... maybe I will change it a bit to make it more interesting.

I will say that the desserts look pretty tasty...:)

Here is another version with more background detail etc.
I'm still not totally sure about it.

I have another one that I will be working on as well with the same two characters, so we will see!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

New Painting

Here is a painting I did to beef up my portfolio... it is part of a series for the "Rue and Charlotte" series. I hope one day to get a story to go along with these.  :)
Anything that allows me to look at photo reference of shops in France! Yum!  I absolutely LOVE the buildings and all the type for the shops... :)
I'm also printing up prep-work for a baby mural that I am supposed to be painting tomorrow.  Fun fun!  I've never done a mural before and I'm really hoping it goes well.  I have really prepared though so I feel pretty confident.  I will bring the camera and take "work-in-progress" pics while I work ;)

This weekend I managed to also set up a business account so I may just be that much closer to freelancing full time and doing the day job part-time.  That is super exciting and also pretty intimidating.. any advice?  I've been wondering about advertising on or anyone have any opinions on the matter?  They are expensive- but childrensillustrators is much more affordable for me right now.  Maybe I just need to try it (along with regular promos and hopefully a new rep).

Well, anyway, back to Pandora and painting~