Friday, February 29, 2008

1969 ~ the band...Maya ~ the album cover

My wonderful friend Cinnamon ~ who is always looking out for me ~ turned me onto one of her friend's new band's album cover contest (boy that was a mouthful). And me always pushing time to it's limit just submitted it when the deadline is 5pm today ~ HOLY CRAP!! I am super excited about the piece as well as really nervous about being judged and actually having the painting chosen.

Open to anyone...there are about 220 submissions as of 1pm today. It was to have the title of the CD which is "Maya" and the band's name which is also suppose to be their logo "1969". If you are interested in viewing all the entries:


Thursday, February 28, 2008

IF: Multiple

I have redone the number 1969 multiple times to get just the right one for my painting (to come ~ look for a new post on Friday). It's for an contest for a new band called "1969". It called for the name of the album plus the band's name as their new logo. The deadline is tomorrow...just like IF's is tonight. I LOVE PUSHING THINGS TO THE LIMIT!!!

The previous post may also be used for this week's IF topic...look for Ty's Taxi.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ty's Taxi

This is my sister's christmas painting...yeah I'm a bit of a procrastinator. I went way out of my norm with this piece. I didn't try to over think it and it kinda went all over the place but in a cohesive way ~ I feel.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dr. Sketchy SD Febraury Session

I am finally getting around to posting Dr. Sketchy drawings again. I have gone to every's just that this one yesterday I really got a lot of good stuff out of it.


Fifteen minute poses:

Five minute bonus ;) sketch:

Two minute sketches:

One minute sketches:

Dr. Sketchy SD January Session

This was our first male model...STMUL8R.
The last sketch was a contest about the upcoming elections.

Dr. Sketchy SD December Session

Took me a bit to post this. I wasn't feeling my sketches for the last two sessions but I did get a couple of nice drawings. Sorry again for the bad quality of photo...I'm getting a scanner next week.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Little Monsters...made of ticky~tac

Beginning sketches for a childrens' book about monsters and crushes. A couple of weeks ago Karl Backus of Blue Horse & Trumpet Advertising, Public Relations & Design contacted me through my LinkedIn account. We are both alumni of Portfolio Center in Atlanta and he wanted to broaden his San Diego network. I had lunch with him and his wife Summer at their office. I had a great time there and talked with them for hours. At the end of the lunch Karl approached me with his wonderful book idea for kids. It's about monsters ~ which isn't a subject I draw a lot ~ and asked me to be the illustrator. I am honored and have decided to try to sketch one a day to get the right character for each of his monsters. Then he will have some characters and a look that he can take with him when shopping around for publishers.

As always I would love to hear some feedback.