Friday, November 18, 2011


So the last few days I've finally started getting a few things on the go...(helps when you've forced yourself to make a promise to someone! ;) It's harder to get away with disappointing someone other than yourself...
I'm learning how to paint, basically by trial and error. I think the last time I actually used acrylics was when I had to in high school art class. Honestly, I really don't know what I'm doing, and I'm finding it really frustrating! I suppose I'll figure it out eventually ;)
If I could, I'd go back to school right now for some painting courses; in fact, if I could, I'd be a professional student! People do that, don't they?

Anyways, here's a drawing I did up (started reeeally reeeally early this morning, before I went to bed!), which I feel is finally a bit more than a doodle. I'm quite pleased with it, and would like to attempt making a painting of it...more practice first maybe, or just dive right in? Hmmm...

Cheers for now!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Catching Up?

Wow, I didn't realize it's been this long since I last posted something... :/
Well, been busy cleaning up for the fall season, and otherwise I've had an emotionally trying last few weeks, so unfortunately when I haven't been busy, I've been in bed and not accomplishing anything... meh.

Anyways, I wanted to catch up on my AlphaBeasts, so I did a couple really really fast sketches...

Each Uisge - Scottish Water Horse:

Drac - Water Faerie:

Cyroraeth - Welsh Banshee:

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos...
That's it for now I guess...

Monday, October 24, 2011

AlphaBeasts - B is for Barguest

(If you go down to the woods today...)

My sketch this week for AlphaBeasts is The Barguest, a monstrous dog or bear with fiery eyes, horns, and fangs. Native to Yorkshire, Northumberland and Durham, it is believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Here's my first sketch for Ben Towle's collaborative project 'AlphaBeasts''s the link if you want to know more:

So one letter each week. Not sure if I'll manage every one, but I'll try!

A is for Afanc, a water monster found specifically in Welsh folklore tradition, which preyed on unwary travellers (don't they all ;) . Descriptions are always vague, but it is generally said to be a monstrous beaver or crocodile, or even a giant frog.

I wasn't going to add colour at first, and kinda threw it on last minute. Hmmm...not sure if I killed it, but good practice anyways I suppose.

Friday, October 14, 2011

the Sketchbook Project

So I have decided that I should participate in The Art House Co-op's 2012 Sketchbook Project World Tour. For $25, they will send you a little 5 x 7" book, you pick a theme (or let them pick one for you), and then you just go at it! All participants will have their sketchbooks exhibited at galleries and museums as they tour the world, then they will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library.
Kinda neat, huh?
I thought so :)

Here's my first page:

And here's a link to their website if you're interested...there's still a bit of time to participate!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Gobble 'em up!

Well, the ex and I had a really nice dinner yesterday for the kidlets; fun and relaxing!

Enjoy your turkeys, if you haven't already!

...homely little buggers, aren't they? ;)

Friday, October 7, 2011


Playing around with some textures in ink today...I remember now that I like using ink. Gotta start doing more of it I believe...

This big hairy beast is looking for some tender hearts to devour. He's gonna chomp them up with his big nasty teeth and spit them back out.

...maybe stomp on them for good measure...

(I kinda feel like he may have gotten hold of my heart these last few days...)