Monday, May 28, 2012

Balance - More sketches

A much more detailed sketch than I usually do. But going to be trying out a different technique with this piece!

Here were the rougher sketches leading up to it:
Sketchbook scribbles. This was about 2 months ago. Was just messing around, but didn't know what I would do with the piece just yet. It's been sitting in my sketchbook since, waiting for me.

Rough compositional ideas. Played around with a few. I knew I wanted her to be balancing on something....

Tightened up the sketch of the figure.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Balance sketches

A peek at what's currently on the drawing board:
Been noodling around with this figure and pose for weeks now, but I think I finally know what I want to do with her.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Travel sketchbook - Garnada & Rose Garden

Today at the Berkeley Rose Garden. A beautiful old oak on the hillside with branches that spread out across some steps and a concrete slide.

And I had forgotten to scan this other one from several months back. Rehearsal session with the band Garnada as we were preparing for a benefit show in Oakland. Fusion bellydancing & flamenco to Middle Eastern music.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Size: 10x13 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Detail closeups, original, and prints available -here-

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dragon & Unicorn Sketches

A commission piece in progress.

Sketch, ready for painting.

Composition workup.

Initial scribbles in the sketchbook.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flying Thing

Size: 14x4 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Detail views, prints, and original, available -here-

So in my previous painting, Grace, one of my favorite parts was a little corner of the wing. Specifically this:
It's a sort of coral/bone-ish texture I've used often, but I wanted to do something focusing more on that. Which is where this piece started out. It's also a bit more along the Inner Workings theme I wanted to explore more.

Some of the in-progress scans:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Late night sketching

"then I'll grow my a Flying Thing...."

Listening to Tori Amos, The Chase

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Size: 10x17 inches
Medium: Watercolor
Sketches and in-progress: -here- and -here-
Detail views, Original painting, and prints available -here-

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dragon Progress & News on BOOK!

Some minor progress made on the dragon painting. I think I'm going for gold-tones for this one. No defined idea yet for exact colors...just want something different from the blues and greens I've been doing a lot of lately.

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Also, news regarding Between the Seams - It's done, proofs have arrived, been approved, and the book has gone to press today! That means that it'll be here and ready for shipping in about two months!

Stay tuned in the next week or two for news about preorders, and a drawing for a free copy. I'll post some photos as well!