Playing Catch Up

I’ve been in the wonderful habit of painting more than posting. Here’s a watercolor from a few weeks ago. My reference can be found in this /r/redditgetsdrawn thread.

seahorse

 

 

Dog Week

Last week was Dog Week over in /r/sketchdaily.  I was able to contribute this English mastiff and corgi.  And who says Reddit hinders production?

mastiff

corgi

I’m Alive!

I am alive, but it was a close call. Due to a kidney ordeal and an emergency c-section, I spent some time in the hospital. We also bought a new house. My scanner is missing in some yet to be opened box. When it rains, it pours I guess.

No new art, due to missing scanner. BUT I am selling at a new venue. My Etsy shop is still running. Now I also sell at Reddit Gifts! My first month on Reddit Gifts was very lucrative. I hope for a bright future.

alienicecream

‘You Broke Reddit’ print available here!

Drink Up!

As many of you know, I am an active member of Reddit. Every few months I participate in the Reddit Gift Exchanges. I’ve made it a habit to paint original watercolors for my random match ups. My most recent giftee is an avid home brewer and fan of craft beer. So I painted him this.

Cheers!

Panda Bear Splatter

Here is a panda I painted for a Panda. 

Censorship Ruins Everything

My freedom to express myself is precious. Today, I closed my Etsy shop and stayed off Twitter. I was a proud participant of the blackout to protest SOPA and PIPA. Other participants were Google, Reddit, Etsy, Pinterest, Imgur, WordPress, and Wikipedia. This is a big deal. The Internet is very important to my career. If these bills pass, I will no longer be able to show my work directly to my audience. If you’ve been following my blog for the past few years, you know I feel the Internet is the creative person’s best friend. Please take a moment to sign this petition. If you have a couple minutes, call your Senators. Our freedom of speech is at stake.

Defiant Stare

This snowy owl was painted for Reddit’s 2nd weekly art jam. He was a particular challenge since he has mostly white feathers. His defiant stare brought out my stubborn side and I am very happy with this rendition of his likeness.

Owl Stare. Watercolor paint and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″ (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $100.00

Nothing Serious

Like most creative people, sometimes I struggle with artist’s block. Group assignments are a great way to fight this not so serious ailment. The following works took no longer than forty five minutes to create. They are in response to specific themes assigned daily by Reddit’s Sketch Daily Club.

Painting of my favorite word: Sparrow

Drawing of my favorite villain: Samara

They aren’t masterpieces, just fun little exercises. Sometimes, it’s nice to make art without serious intentions.

 

 

Portrait of a Wedding Dress

This  painting of a wedding gown was commissioned by a fellow Redditor as a Christmas gift for his wife.

The completed piece:

White Dress. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 11″.

SOLD

Preliminary sketches: