Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Last week an educational project came up out of the blue. Fortunately the timing was such that I had just finished the pencil drawing commission of Boo from Monster's Inc., and hadn't yet financially committed to any other commissions. So I'm putting that endeavor on hold and jumping into what is only the second professional gig I've had since I left my job in April.

I spent four days drawing first pass color sketches for the project (7 images total) and now I await feedback. I won't hear back about them until next week, which leaves this week free to finish up the work I have started for myself. I go on vacation next week and the project will be waiting for me when I return. It will take me the following couple of weeks to finish so any art time that is "me" time won't come again before end of October.

In light of that, I became determined to finish the Pocahontas poster I'd started a few months ago. I'm happy with the way it turned out but mostly it feels great to check it off the to-do list (and finally get it on the wall once I get it printed).

Not sure what else I'll be able to accomplish this week, but I'll be working on Wonder Woman whenever I get a few minutes.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


All this free time has been extremely inspiring, and I want to make the best use of it while I'm feeling healthy and ready to work. I've been piling up on projects for myself, starting several so I never run out of things I can be working on. 

In the meantime, my finances are missing the steady flow of income I was accustomed to for the past few years. To help offset some of the financial strain, I've begun working on commissioned drawings. At the moment I've opened up 4 slots for work, and I am excited to see how the process of working for strangers feels. 

The best part is that I'm basically getting paid to practice drawing and try my hand at working with real materials again. It feels good to use pencil and colored pencil and all this drawing time is bound to help keep me in shape when it comes time to work digitally. 

This week I drew a Baby Moana in watercolor and colored pencil and a colored pencil portrait of Gadget Hackwrench from Rescue Rangers. 

I have a few commissions lined up so I will be working on fulfilling them in the coming days and weeks. 

I also started on a Wonder Woman poster and Game of Thrones portraits. 

I haven't had this much fun making stuff in ages.