Friday, December 21, 2007

Goats from my portfolio

These are goats from the San Jose zoo. They are pygmy goats, they are supposed to look like that. I know, they're ugly. Ugly like Blake. Just kidding, I didn't mean that, Blake.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Quick post

two five minute poses of the lovely Kit. Anyone have a problem with her hips in the 2nd one? I'm taking a poll here, so messages or comments would be appreciated.

(By the way, here are links to two of my drawings of Kit from a year+ ago. Just for fun, so you can see how much I've grown: One and Two)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Bit of Perspective

A store at Oakridge Mall.

A street in Niles.

I think the organic shapes in these studies are what kept me sane while drawing these.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Mixed Media Mayhem

Boy am I having fun with alliterations!! Also, I'm having fun with charcoal sketches colored with watercolor and highlighted with white carbothello and white acryllic respectively. Sorry about the mirror images there, but that's just extra fun, isn't it??

These two are off of a photo of some pretty Russian model.

Hopefully you recognize these two as a self portrait. I'm a girl and I have a flare for drama... so what?

Friday, July 20, 2007

Mountains of China

This is the holiest mountain in China. The final scene of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon supposedly takes place here.

While I was painting this, a cloud came up and completely obliterated my view. Also, while I sat on the steps of Azure Temple painting, a crowd of Chinese tourists (and a man who appeared to live on top of the mountain) gathered around talking noisily, taking pictures and whatnot. The Mountain Man sat next to me jabbering on the entire time. "Yup... still don't understand you" was all I could say. Later, he offered me fruit or something. I had to wave him off and run away.

This is a view of one of the smaller buildings of Azure Temple (as you can see, there is more in the background).

Liangshan was the home to the Outlaws of the Marsh. Nowadays, there is not a marsh there, but the Outlaw Watchtower remains.

The caption in my sketchbook explains it all (in case you can't read my handwriting: View of Buddhist Temple from Outlaw Watchtower)

This is a drawing off of a statue of Likui, the Black Whirlwind. As you can see, he's sporting two axes.

Huangshan is the most beautiful mountain in China. The ending scene of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was actually filmed here! They also grow some fantastic tea here.

I did this one pretty quickly (had to get back down to earth).

This is the Beginning to Believe Peak. I'm pretty proud of this painting!

In conclusion, I'm glad to have had the chance to get away from just doing people/figures all the time and explore landscape painting. I'm fairly content with the results, but I've a long way to go.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Long poses

self portrait

woo hoo pastels are fun! :)

sweet pepper :)

This was our test in my intermediate illustration class.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Head Study

For Sheldon's class, Spring 2007. Compare with Fall 06 and you will notice some slight differences! :)


All the credit goes to Lauren Reeser, for guiding me through these drawings. We went to draw horses on Saturday and it was a great time! Thanks Lauren!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Color Study

A little color study for you. Yes, isn't it amazing?.... ehhh what the hell

Monday, January 08, 2007

Final Color Rendering

Here's the color version of the old black and white rendering. I had fun with this.