Mar 9, 2010

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Mar 8, 2010

Sail Away

Pen/ink/photoshop sketch of jellyfish, ships and would be sailors. Avast ye.

Mar 4, 2010

A Place to Start

Messing around with some ideas for a postcard. It's all reaaaaaaaaally rough at this stage and I'm still fussing with composition and color. I'll post more as it moves along. Fingers crossed.

I've been taking a portrait class lately that's been terrific, but pretty darn challenging. I'm three hours into this piece of the model from Tuesday night's class. Some things are starting to click (finally). That said, this needs a whole lotta' work yet.

Mar 3, 2010


Nothing like a massive power outage to throw everything off kilter. At least no electricity gave me a good excuse to bust out the sketchbook over the weekend.

The "Objects of Wonder" exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art is pretty neat. The show runs through June - I give it five stars. And if you go, you can leave your admission sticker outside like all the cool kids are doing apparently...

Feb 22, 2010


Feb 18, 2010

An Afterthought

Doodling with some added photo texture, procrastinating to avoid folding laundry.

Feb 16, 2010

The Beginnings of a Plan

I stayed up ridiculously late watching "Summertime" the other night and have been trying to track down the artist responsible for the opening credits. No dice. I did find this excellent collection of British film artists though, which is a real treasure trove.

Feb 12, 2010


You Rock - for reals!

Consider this my Valentine to all you nifty people who read my rambles: a free PDF Valentine download. It's sized like the flat cards you give out in elementary school and prints four cards per page.*

Download PDF here

*Personal use only s'il vous plaƮt.

Feb 11, 2010


With apologies to T.S. Eliot, I think February is the cruelest month.

Sketchbook warm up, watercolor pencil.

Feb 9, 2010

The Marquesa

Feb 5, 2010


Hey whaddya' know, I just realized as of last month there's four years worth of entries here on this blog. Good times...

Feb 1, 2010

Ten Things

So I was tagged for a Happy 101 Blog Award (thanks Lorelei!) and so here's my list of ten things that make me happy:

1) Used book stores
2) This color:
3) Derwent Graphic 2B pencils
4) Thursdays
5) Chai Tea Lattes
6) The Cricket Press poster on the wall by my desk
7) The picture my niece drew of me that's also by my desk

8) Listening to the radio when working, especially "Q," "This American Life," "The Debaters," and "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me," (when I remember it).
9) Camp fires, with or without accompanying marshmallows
10) A new sketchbook