Saturday, September 22, 2012

Winter is coming...

I am trying to come up with some winter/holiday themed cards. Since Game of Thrones is SO popular right now I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and make a "winter is coming" card.

This little guy is terrified of the prospect of a multi-year long hibernation!

happy impending holidays!

...there just aren't enough acorns in the world.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

English language textbook illustrations

I have been doing some illustrations for a textbook company that makes English language textbooks for students in southeast Asia. The textbooks cover very basic concepts and the illustrations are supposed to explain the meaning of certain vocabulary.

The following are a few of these illustrations I have done over the course of the spring/summer: 
animals that live on the farm

telling stories around a campfire

visiting the aquarium

visiting the zoo
These were all done very quickly, but still traditionally in graphite, watercolor, and ink!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Proposal Rock, Neskowin, OR.

My family has owned a beach house on the coast of Oregon for my entire life. Neskowin is a beautiful little community inconveniently built in a flood zone... we are currently struggling with the reality of rising ocean tides. This is the view from our front porch looking south.

Proposal Rock

This was done in graphite with watercolor and ink layered over top, my preferred way of working lately.

Dog Portrait!

It has been SO long since my last post. Summer is Oregon is amazing and I had a very hard time tearing myself away from the outdoors during my free time. But I did get lot of work done, you will be seeing proof as a catch up with posting!

Here's a portrait I did of a friend's dog:
Her name's Kiska, she's real cute. This was done in graphite with watercolor and ink layered over top. Thanks for looking!