Friday, June 29, 2012

Recent Pictures

Sorry I didn't get around to posting this week. I'm still getting settled in the art studio and getting ready for a trip next week. I'll try to do a post here and there while I'm away and then be back in full force after that.

I hope you have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Hey there! I did a little watercolor to explain why I haven't been around much this week (and probably won't be around till next week). 

I'm moving my various art supplies into a real art studio! Yippee. Lots of work to do still to get settled. So I'll be back soon. 

I hope your week is going well!

Friday, June 15, 2012

This Week...

...was colorful! 

Are you watching the US Open? It's very exciting to have it here. 

I hope you have a great weekend! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Illustration Friday - Shiny

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "shiny." I thought of shiny hair and blowing bubbles so I decided to incorporate both ideas. 

This was my first time really attempting to do hair since I've gotten better at painting. It wasn't as hard as I built it up in my mind.  

On the other hand, the bubbles were a lot harder to capture than I thought they would be. I did many practice ones before doing them for real and they still don't quite have that shiny feeling I wanted. I think it might be something that is easier to capture in another medium, like digital. 

At the end of the day, I'm pretty darn happy with this one. I hope you like it too! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father's Day Card Free Printable & Gift Ideas

Download Here

I painted this on my new Arches watercolor paper and really like how easily it scanned. The file has guidelines for cutting out and a fold line. It would look lovely printed on card stock or watercolor paper. 

Oh and in case you don't know, Emperor Penguin males incubate the eggs for months while females go off to find food. 

Here are some gifts I think many dads would love for Father's Day: 

Bacon & Chocolate Truffles
Golf Grilling Set
Wood iPhone Case
Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses (Tequila would be a good gift too!) 
Old School Radio & iPhone Player
Camera Flask 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekly Pics

Here are some of the Instagrams I took this week. 

The last picture is the book I wanted for my birthday "Drawing the Head and Hands" and my sketches as I try to work through it. Im only a little ways into it and still need a lot of practice before I get the hang of the basic head structure. 

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I hope to get a lot of creative stuff done. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Illustration Friday - Hurry!

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Hurry!" 

I thought of watching an hourglass and hoping that the time would go faster. Sometimes the things you want in life are slow in coming to you (jobs, promotions, love, etc) and you just wanna yell hurry up all ready :0) 

I hope you can see that idea in the illustration. 

Have a great one! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weekly Planner Printable

(Does not have the logo on it)

In my blog stats I see that a lot of people are searching for cute printable weekly planners. I also searched for cute planners previously and came up empty handed before I made this one

I made a new one that is a bit more summery, and has room for a "at some point" box. Sometimes I don't want to add too many things to do on one day, so I'll put it in the "at some point" box and then feel good when I've got something "extra" done off that list. 

I hope your week is flying by! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

June Desktop Background

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Here's the June background calendar for you finally! I had fun painting beach attire during this raining day in SF. 

*For iPad and iPhone hold your finger down on the image for a couple seconds and then hit save image. You can then go into your picture app and set it as a background. Just in case anyone needs a little technical help :0) 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekly Snaps

Haha I just realized that most of these are pictures of food. Really really yummy food, can you blame me? 

I did that sketch of the Golden Gate bridge on Sunday when it was the 75th anniversary on my Paper app on the iPad. You can see the full version on my twitter here

I'm a little behind on making a June calendar background for you, but will hopefully be back tomorrow with one! 

I hope you have a great weekend!