This is one of my recent evening brush pen sketches. In art school I was incredibly uncomfortable with the brush pen – it was a challenge. After years of practice drawing WITHOUT it I have a much better feel for it. Why? Because I have put in hours and hours of drawing time to understand form, shape and my own limitations (which are many). I start with a loose drawing in color pencil (usually whichever pencil is closest and sharpened, in this case it’s orange) and after I have the sketch, I bring out the brush pen. I ink over the lines as confidently as possible. The most important piece of this, which I didn’t understand before, is to commit. Once I put the ink down I cannot go back. I must be sure. I try not to lift the pen, to make solid, fluid lines. Some artists remain sketchy and loose at the ink stage, which is achieves another lovely look. I like the clear, solid lines so I attempt that. My favorite part of the process are the accents that appear due to the brush and paper texture. When I push down to make a thicker line, or pull back for a thinner line, the organic cracking and grain is so visually pleasing! I have more brush pen sketches on my Facebook page ^_^ Have a happy Friday!
I’ve been very inspired by comic artists recently. I love both the comic artists who take their time to create amazing full-color works and those who do quick day-of thoughts! I’ve been focused on Pashmina, producing 10-12 thumb nailed pages a week, so I created this comic in a free 30 minutes. I hope you enjoy it and happy holi! ^_^
I’m excited to share my new watercolor wednesday project! I will be release an original watercolor on Wednesdays and post purchase information on my Instagram account. Today is my first post! ^_^
I will be at Disneyland this weekend to close my month feature at Wonderground Gallery. It’s supposed to rain! I am looking forward to it! Hope to see you there ^_^
due to travel we ask that orders needed by valentines are placed by this thursday february 5th!
orders placed between feb 6th-15th will ship on feb 16th! thanks ^_^
My last sneak peek! This piece will debut on February 14th at the Wonderground Gallery, located in downtown Disney in Anaheim. Meanwhile my personal work will be featured there all February! They’ve picked some of my favorite prints. If you’re in southern California, I hope to see you there!
I’m super excited to share sneak peeks of two of the three pieces I’ve created for Disney’s Wonderground Gallery. My work will be featured at the gallery through the month of February and the Disney pieces will debut on February 14th. Meanwhile, we only have 30 calendars left, so get em while they last!
i’ve been playing with watercolors. you can see more on my instagram - hope you had a great holiday!
this weekend is our last big show of the season and it’s a special one! i was selected as the featured artist for sf bazaar, which means the first 200 people coming to the show on saturday AND sunday will get a limited edition print and tote of the above illustration! we’re been prepping for the show all week, so if you’re in the bay area we hope to see you this weekend at fort mason ^_^
if you’re planning on ordering online, please note that for regular mail, we need to get your order by december 14th to guarantee delivery by christmas. for priority mail, please place your order by december 19th!
happy happy holidays!