Art Update

Detail from a tattoo sleeve design that’s been kicking my butt. But my goodness, it’s turning out incredible 💀🌻
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Mrs. Brisby

I have such fond and vivid memories of The Secret of Nimh, the gorgeous animation and richness of colors, the use of lighting, the character designs… Agh! Out of nowhere came the compulsion to pay homage to it.Favorite 2D animated movie ever, and now I have an incredible phone wallpaper too.

Why I’m Really Pumped About These 5 Soul-Crushing and Immediate Painting Failures

Guys… I haven’t cut/primed a hardboard from scratch since college and boy howdy does it show. Behold, the glory of failure! Continue reading “Why I’m Really Pumped About These 5 Soul-Crushing and Immediate Painting Failures”

Keeping Your Workspace Tidy Completely in Spite of Being an Artist

If cleanliness is next to godliness then, truly, I am a beacon of sin.

But, after years of having to try to impress the USA reigning champion of housekeeping, my mother, I have discovered some deceptively simple tricks for feigning organization. Continue reading “Keeping Your Workspace Tidy Completely in Spite of Being an Artist”

Quick Watercolor Flower Process

I’m having a bad day. I woke up crying from a nightmare, I was almost too tired to get out of bed, I cracked my phone screen, and my false tooth popped out. But in the words of Gerard Way, “We carry on” so here’s the process for random little watercolor for my last little frame. Continue reading “Quick Watercolor Flower Process”

Taking your digital paintings and photos from “nice” to “HOLY WOW!” with two final layers

Not gonna lie, it’s been a personal challenge to write these article titles 100% expletive free.

Remember the thought process about light sources and shadow from this post? Well I just posted it the other day, so you should! Unsurprisingly, photography and digital painting subscribe to the same laws of physics that traditional paintings do. Continue reading “Taking your digital paintings and photos from “nice” to “HOLY WOW!” with two final layers”

Adding depth to your boring flat colors despite your fear of commitment

Who hates wasting paint? I do. Every clump of dried up paint on my canvas translates to nickles and dimes and well… Momma didn’t raise a wasteful child. I’ve eaten enough leftovers that I now have minor waves of anxiety when I even think about throwing food away.

Color is hard. I never really got a handle on paint and color until Junior year of undergrad. Here’s my hard-earned trick to adding interest to your colors. Continue reading “Adding depth to your boring flat colors despite your fear of commitment”