Friday, August 21, 2009


For a few months now I've been working on a large (29"x46") acrylic painting as a personal piece. I've fiddled and tinkered and gone through more "tweaks" and revisions on this one than is probably healthy for traditional media. So, I have now hereby declared this done! (All that remains is the UV protective coat.)

Owl's Eye Nebula

Also, today, instead of a "Daily Sketch" on the DSi I started work on another owl painting: this one digital. I'm torn as to whether I want to finish this out in Photoshop or make it an acrylic.

"Why owls?" you ask... Well, why not? They are rather cute. =)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Daily Sketch - Foggy Mirror + Meadow

Today's Daily Sketch Words:

Foggy Mirror
and Meadow

Time: 45min
Program: Colors! (on Nintendo DSi)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Daily Sketch - Symbol of Life + Rust

So I've been meaning to get myself into a new habit for quite some time. Or should I say back into the practice of quick "daily" sketches. This morning I curled up on the couch and made a start =)

The topics come from two separate grab bags of phrases and words I made up some time ago. The idea is that I blindly draw one of each and use those to spark the color sketch.

Today's Daily Sketch Words:

Symbol of Life
and Rust

Time: 45min
Program: Colors! (on Nintendo DSi)

Monday, August 17, 2009


I saw Ponyo on Saturday!

What can I say? Gorgeous movie. Absolutely bursting with stunning nuanced animation, as I'd expect from Miyazaki. Truly a work of art. I loved the "prehistoric" sea creatures. Those scenes with the dappled light filtering through the (mostly underwater) forests, with the kids on the little candle boat were beautiful. (The one thing that didn't quite hold together was the story -toward the end. But, heck, I'd have loved a movie of this artistic caliber ever if it hadn't had a story at all.) Beauty, humor, character, heart...


Go see it, if you haven't already!