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Written on Mar, 16, 2017 by in , ,

This week I decided to pick clouds for my painting subject. I think it’s appropriate due to the time change and the month of March. We are entering spring and with the change of the season I think there is a general shift in inspiration for most artists.

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Written on Dec, 13, 2016 by in , ,

This week I wanted to highlight some of my favorite illustrators whose youtube channels and blogs have helped me to feel continually inspired and have encouraged me to persist in developing my own unique style. I hope you enjoy their work! Holly Exley The first of these illustrators I would like to share is Holly Exley, a UK-based illustrator who focuses …

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Written on Dec, 11, 2016 by in , , , ,

This weekend’s subject for watercolor painting is a mushroom forest. I am fascinated by the small vegetable and how it has been depicted in illustrations so keep reading if you’re interested in them too. I have assembled some fun resources in this article. Mushrooms historically have always represented something magical in fantasy. Why? Probably because of their psychotropic properties discovered …

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Written on Nov, 17, 2016 by in , , ,

After returning home from the Ernich painting class (which I write about here), I became inspired to create a small whimsical series of oil paintings. Driving along Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday afternoon, I passed the new commercial section of Huntington Beach called Pacific City. Red and yellow kites floated weightlessly against a beautiful azure blue sky. Reminded of Dandelion Wine and The …

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Written on Oct, 17, 2016 by in

I am taking an illustration class with professor Warner at Otis, College of Art and Design. The course has really made me remember a lot of what I learned in anatomy and life drawing. We are focusing on the geometric structure of the body and learning how to proportionally draw the human figure for illustrations. I am really excited to …

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