Saturday, November 27, 2010


Hello everyone!
So for the past year I have been working on Trevor's uncle's theater room. I had to divide up the columns into even spaces then I drew all the hieroglyphics on the columns. Now I am painting them with house paint. I finished one column today and here it is!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Transfer Experiement

Hello all! So this week I have learned a new way to transfer and image on to illustration board. My husband, Trevor taught me it and I have to say I am glad he is going into Art Ed.
So here is the process: you print out your image reversed onto regular printer paper. Then you cake on the gesso on to the ink side of the image (no ink is showing through the gesso). Then you put the paper on to the board or canvas (make sure there is no gesso on the other side or it won't work). Then you take a bone folder or any thing that can smooth out the image on to the board. Once again, try not to get gesso on the back of the paper. Then you let it sit for at least 24 hours. When time comes, you fill a cup with water and you out your fingers in it. Then gently rub the paper away with out removing the ink. If it starts turning white you rubbed too much. When the paper is gone you have finished the transfer!
Now, I rubbed too much so you can learn from my example, but it was a lot of fun to do!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

lunch color study

Hello friends and family! I am happy to post up my color study of my kitty trying to get a meal. However the colors are slightly desaturated compared to my original in illustrator. I am going to make some more design changes and then print it out. I will then put mat medium on top and paint on top of it. Hopefully the finish will have lots of colors and nice modeling. I can't wait to start the finished product!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Final of Dancing Moon

I am finished with the Dancing Moon piece, and I must say I am pretty happy with it. I am also happy to hear such wonderful comments on it too. Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I realized it was time for another post and luckily I have been working on a project. I decided to do a fun piece where a cat decides to go fishing for lunch. The top one was my first time trying to render it, but the body of the cat was stagnant and I changed it to look like he was in water. The second one I want to push the values some more and start on color. I have been playing with it already, but I am finding it difficult with so many elements in my piece. I just need to finalize a palette and go with it. I love working on this piece and I can't wait to start painting it!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Here is a project that I finished a week or so ago. It is for my landscape painting class and we needed to incorporate a landscape with a figure in it for the assignment. Since we are painting the Provo landscape, I thought a man hiking would be appropriate. Although I am not finishe with the piece yet, (some more design fixin') I am pretty happy with it so far. This was done in acrylic paint on illustration board. I have fun playing with textures and color as well as painting in a stylized manner. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I just wanted to follow up on past blog posts to fill you all in. So as for the pumpkin carving contest, my husband and I got 3rd place, which means we got $25 off of our rent this month! It was pretty cool. We were succeeded by a Hannibal mask, and possibly a storm trooper, which were nice, but I still like mine better. :)

Now as far as the Dancing moon goes, I still have some revisions to make. More anatomy fixes and some color changes and it should be good enough to send out next Wednesday to art directors in the Children's book publishing business. There will be a final post on that this next week.

The other mailer I am doing with the animals on the bicycle are still with my professor. I can't wait to get it back and show all of you what it looks like!

I will post some more pictures of new projects soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Newest Moon

Here is my newest illustration of the moon. I made her more anatomically correct and added some silver paint to her bodice and shoes. I am still deciding if I like it or not. The great thing about doing an illustration on the computer is that I can redo the print as many times as I'd like.
Sorry about the poorly taken picture of the detail, I need better lighting as well as a camera. One day when I have some money I will purchase one. In the mean time, I will do my best to get the best pictures I can.