Friday, June 29, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Aquamarine, Golden and green green grass

These weren't all finished today of course but I'm posting them together.

The next gemstone ACEO Aquamarine is up for auction now.

The paintings I mentioned in previous posts, Golden being the one related to my comic. She is for sale on my site. You can see the full picture there.

And the commission with the John Howe inspired grass, Full size

Monday, June 25, 2007

painting grass

For other painters out there. You may have to be certifiably nuts want to try it, but there's a couple nice write ups on how to paint grass like John-Howe,

John's explaination, and a nice visual tutorial someone made from it.

I get the urge to do it every once in awhile. I do not really follow the tutorial since I hate masking fluid. It's fun and aggravating at the same time, but really satisfying when done right. This time it's not a commission, but the grass is the most complicated thing in the picture.

Sunday, June 24, 2007


I was thinking I should perhaps write something more interesting here if I'm going to be linking the same things from my website after the new design.

Since I have been a little bored with art lately. I am gathering inspirations for new art and making list of ideas. My sketchbooks are full of more interesting things which I never get around to instead of fairies. I've gotten all my pre-raphaelite poetry books together now in case I want to illustrate something. My problem is I usually feel like doing the easy thing instead and narrative work isn't easy but it's more fullfilling. There more Japanese stories, fairy tale heroines, furries and dragons I should be doing.

I've always wanted to publish a comic or graphic novel and lately I came up with another idea (which now makes 2) and did some character sketches. I don't know if it will go anywhere since I don't feel like writing a script for it right now. The idea has to ferment in my mind for a long time before all the little scenes in between will fill themselves in. So instead I went back to my online comic this week after almost a year. A few pages were finished and now I'm back to scripting. Since I have all these characters I thought I should be painting them too. The pictures may not mean as much to everyone else but as long as they are pretty I won't matter. I've finished one and will scan it today or tommorow.

Apparently it's Fairy Day today. I didn't even notice until someone else mentioned it. I googled it and found this, which is a shop I painted a logo for a few years ago.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Hidden Self

8x10 watercolor.

Sometimes things are not always what they seem on the outside.