Friday, March 27, 2009

Blog Creature Feature

My Etsy shop was featured on Ms. Kayla's blog! Oh happy day!
You can check out the goodness at inkingpaper

Here's one of her card sets:

And, while I'm at it, there was another feature back in February from the fine folks at Fill/Stroke.

I just checked out one of their latest posts...I hadn't realized that the film adaptation of 'Where the Wild Things Are' is coming out in Oct 09! I can't wait!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Dead Weather = The Kills + The Raconteurs

I just discovered (maybe I'm the last to know) that Jack White, of The White Stripes/Raconteurs, and Alison Mosshart, of The Kills, are rocking out together! Their new band The Dead Weather includes members Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita - of The Raconteurs. Read a fatastic article about it here: Pitchfork.

And have a won't be disappointed: The Dead Weather

Crap, another band to add to my 'bands I must see live' list.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Commissioned Portrait Extravaganza

Thought I would share a bit of my painting process with all of you out there in blog-world. I'm planning on continuing these to give you an extra peek of the steps from start to finish. Here's an example of a commissioned work I created many moons ago. Feast your eyes on the late night glory!...yes, I'm a night owl by nature.

It all starts with a final sketch...after TONS of other reject sketches. A huge amount of time is spent working with the layout and execution of the drawing before the paint even hits the palette.
Then some prep work.

No joke, the actual cat I was referencing had David Bowie eyes.

Vawah-la, the finished piece. This was an amazing piece to work on. The subject had such hypnotic eyes.
Got any painting stories or process pieces? Feel free to share them here!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So I have added a new member to my shelf of friends and foes. It's Coraline of coarse (and she's caught in Gloomy Bear's evil death grip)! What an amazing character and equally amazing film. I absolutely adored every second of it.
Mr. Henry Selick has done it again; dazzling visuals, intriguing lead character, and all around magical movie. I've seen it twice on the big screen and will definitely buy it to own. Oh sweet Coraline... Check out more goodness here: