Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Cover

The book is now available for purchase!!

So I was asked recently by author, Samantha Stein, to illustrate her new book :
Gluten-free Baking at Christmas 
Here is the cover and back!
Here are some of the illustrated elements:
And here it is on her site! (on the right sidebar)

I'll be updating this post when you are able to purchase the book. :)
Also go visit her site!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

aPanda-Born Avatar

Skyrim has consumed me once again. So I thought this was appropriate. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Costume 2012

I'm having some fun throwing together my costume for this year. I decided to go as a Nord warrior / inspired character from Skyrim. 

Here are the props I bought before I painted them:

I wanted to make them silver plated so I painted them and added a few details to the sword and hat:

I wish I would have had a place to spray paint these so the paint would have held better. But acrylic is all I had. So they are prone to easy chipping! 
But it's one night so I am happy with how they came out!

For the outfit I combined these two outfits:

I needed the skirt on the warrior, and wanted to cover my arms so I am using the top on the pirate. I ended up sewing the pirate belt as a belt on the skirt. I also made a sheath for the sword out of one of the shoulder pieces from the warrior costume. 

I ended up cutting these wings into two and using them as shoulder armor:

And then a fur scarf that I will be using as a sash:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Red Panda

My avatar in a red panda suit. 
Let's see how many costumes I can put her in! ... If I have time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cat Lady

This is as close as I am getting to dressing up for Halloween. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ologies AKA : Sarah

Lady Sarah and I are doing an art trade / portrait swap and this is her in my style. :D
Also visit her blog! 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lazy Lumberjack

This was a daily doodle turned illustration.
I had some fun with snow texture in this one. I mainly used the "scattered maple leaves" brush.
Who knew that would work so well? 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012


A doodle turned into quick illustration. 

Doodles / Self Portraits

A load of daily doodles, or more like random doodles. 
And they just happen to be self portraits as well... fancy that. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sarah & Sean

I was asked by lady Sarah (who is pretty dang awesome) to make this illustration of her and her boyfriend Sean.
I had so much fun making it! And I am super glad they both enjoy it :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hugo (Lost)

We just got done watching all the episodes of Lost. 
My favorite character was Hugo. I will never get those numbers out of my head.
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Carl Sagan - Stars

A daily doodle turned quick illustration. 
If you don't know who Carl Sagan is go read about him!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Luggage Arts and Crafts

I painted my current avatar on my luggage yesterday for a fun little project. 
I have always painted something on either side of my luggage since I've had luggage so I could easily identify it at the baggage carousel. But also because I like to customize my stuff! (When I was younger I painted all over my dresser)
I will be painting something on the back as well. Not sure what that will be yet. But I'll update this post when I do! I'll have to get more paint first! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Retro Swim

Thinking about swim suits today even though it was raining. 
Another illustration that came from a daily doodle. I switched up the pose a little bit from the original sketch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jacki Briggs MK10

So there was a competition over at the TYM forums where you got to create your own Mortal Kombat character. Unfortunately the contest was only a week long and I didn't get a chance to start and or finish this for it. But I wanted to finish it anyway, so here she is!
So this is Jacki Briggs. She is Jax's sister. I thought it might be fun if she was one of Kano's crew but a little mix of Sonya in her (mainly in Sonya's alternate costume).
I had a lot of fun!  

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fang and Fawn

So I got this little guy from So So Happy and thought he was so cute! I love collecting designer plushies. So I made some fan art and gave him a little girlfriend : Fawn.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Book Cover Contest

Greta Christina  Is having a book cover contest for her new book that she is self publishing. 
It's based off her blog post :: Atheists and Anger ::
I had fun making this!
The deadline is February 15th.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HOT pink

I had fun using these colors. 
They are also a couple of my favs, probably because they feel "retro" or "older."

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentines Panda

If I had a quarter for every time I have heard "So you're a Valentine baby?!"
I would be rich and living somewhere warm right now. 
But alas, I was not a smart enough to devise such a plan at an early age.