Monday, July 23, 2012

WWE RAW 1,000!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love WWE wrestling, and that I have always loved wrestling since the early 1990's.  Tonight's Monday Night Raw was a special 3 hour program celebrating it's 1,000th episode!  To celebrate I drew two of my many favorite wrestlers; Bret 'the hitman' Hart, and Hulk Hogan!  I'm inspired to draw more of my favorite wrestlers, but for now, I only have these two.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My website!

Major renovations of my website are now complete!  Check out some of my new work!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ballet Turtles!

As I was cleaning and organizing my office the other day, I came across a bunch of my old sketchbooks.  One in particular was from when I was in high school.  Flipping through the pages reminded me how much I enjoyed drawing when I was a kid!  There was one illustration that caught my eye.  My teenage mutant ballet turtles!  TMNT was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid, and it was also the very first video game I ever played and beat for my very first video game console, Sega Genesis.  My friends and I would draw these little guys over everything!  I don't know how we came about to add tutu's on the turtles and make them dance, but we did and it sort of became our signature characters!  10 years later I decided I should turn this into a digital illustration, just to bring back the happy memories of sitting in the back of my classes with my friends giggling and doodling the school day away.  I added the beach scene background.  It's always funny to see a bunch of turtles dancing ballet on the beach!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspend

I've done a few Illustration Friday's in the past, but I haven't done one in a long time!  This week's topic is Suspend.  I tried to make it look like the girl was suspended from the balloon, but I'm not sure if it comes off that way.  Either way, this was the first time I mixed a colored pencil illustration with a digital background that I did in Illustrator.  I don't always like the way I draw eyes on my characters, which is something I always struggled with in my illustrations, but hopefully someday I'll come up with a better solution to this problem!  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My dark post

You'd think that someone who loves to draw would have an illustration or two of their work in a frame hanging in their house.  Not me.  I tried sneaking one up once, but failed.  The reason?  My husband hates my art work!  He has said on more than one occasion that my art work is too child like and innocent.  He's more into dark stuff like skulls and blood and tattoos.  I created this drawing to make an attempt to draw something a little darker.  I had full intentions on painting this with acrylic paint, however I was so eager to start that I just grabbed my color pencils and began!  I am happy with how it came out!  Though I'm not really sure this can be considered a dark illustration!