Family Portrait

I got lucky to recently be commissioned for a portrait for an amazing family! It was so nice to be a part of a special moment for them, and be able to capture the joy and love of this family! 

We carefully chose the background to evoke a special place in their heart and anchor the drawing in their personal history. I love the flowing dress, the holding of hands, and joy of their beautiful little girl! 

I am always very humbled and excited that people trust me with capturing a beautiful moment of their lives, and I had such a great time drawing this one! 

And here is final art in frame! 

I Made a Zine!

Everybody, I made my first zine! It was so much fun to just let loose, not retouch anything except with white-out, no computer work other than scanning! It was so freeing to go about a project so fun, so here it is, my first zine made on cheap paper with just a black pen! I reveal my darkest secrets for your enjoyment!

Dedicated to Hot Rod and the Dream, you were and still are such an inspiration in dedication and hard work! 

A few originals and then the scans so you can read the story: 

Mugs and stuff

So I've recently opened my Society6 shop, but I figured that before I'd spam all my friends on social media and urge them to help a struggling artist, I wanted to see the quality for myself. I ordered a couple of products from my own shop to inspect the printing and item itself.

Well, I am pleased to report that I was extremely happy with what I got. The mug is a nice, sturdy, shiny pearly white coffee or tea cup that I'll absolutely use (I am somewhat of a tea snob). The handle is attached properly and it looks like something you'd buy in a store, not a cheap-o version of it. Which goes to show that when you buy from Society6, you pay for the art, but you do get a really nice quality item as well. I also got a few cards, and the printing was very nice, the paper was high-quality and they shipped it in a non-bendable cardboard enveloppe with a biodegradable cellophane sleeve. It all looked very good to me.

I think I'm going to order one of the tote bags next and pretend I'm not so vain as to order something I drew and wear it...  Although one could argue that I do wear the knitted items I make, so what's the difference, right? Anyway, I'm getting on a tangent which is disclosing my self-consciousness so I'll stop there. And urge you to help a struggling artist!   

Here is a picture of my *actual* mug, in my *actual* kitchen.