Painting Roses Red

This time I tried to combine gouache and ink. I started with gouache and added the ink lines to finish off the piece, giving it a bit of a cartoony/ stained glass vibe to it. I hope? You can watch it being painted and inked below! https://youtu.be/ETRiKNp61_g

2018 – Year of the Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! In East Asia, it's the year of the dog. Hopefully that means a year of love, dedication, and loyalty, and not a dog of a year. Be well, and be caring toward each other. If you'd like to purchase either of these dog drawings, check out my Etsy store: http://etsy.me/2Cq2XB2

Revenge of the Bees – #unless

Day 2 of April's drawing-a-day challenge.  Today's prompt: a honey bee spraying chemicals: While feeding the world's growing population is important, some of the modern farming practices are not always benign to the environment. Ironically, some of the pesticides we use to help protect crops may be contributors in honey bee deaths, an insect we... Continue Reading →

Memento Mori are reminders of our mortality. These can include such things including¬†cut flowers and sand clocks, but the most iconic of the memento mori are skulls. I don't think I've ever understood why people are uncomfortable with skulls. Don't get me wrong, I know why. Skulls represent a person who was once breathing and... Continue Reading →

Can you feel it? Something is just around the corner. Prepare your brushes and pens, for next month will be Inktober! InkTober rules: 1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). 2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it... Continue Reading →

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