Category Archives: Works in Progress

Working at Night

Doing art at night under an Ottlite

Doing art at night under an Ottlite

I’ve been working on coloring my Mortality drawing today. I decided to go with colored pencil, mainly because there are a lot of tiny spaces to color in this piece.  I like the results so far, and can’t wait to see this finished.  I think of it as a cute expression of a kind of serious subject, but I think it would make a good “getting older” type birthday card, too.

I worked bit by bit throughout the day in between all the other things I was doing, and when it got dark I didn’t have to stop thanks to my Ottlite. I just have a cheap folding desktop model and it has made it possible for me to keep working after dark on many occasions. Well worth it in my opinion!  Highly recommended if you do color-sensitive work and don’t want to be limited to working in daylight hours.  (No one paid me to say that, pinkie swear.)

This will take some time…there are forty-nine little ladies, each needing some undivided attention when her time comes.  I post my progress here or on the social media sites listed in the sidebar.



Something Fun – A Stargate Bubble Wand

stargate fan art bubbles

Stargates are used for lots of important business. Don’t they deserve to have a little fun sometimes? I enjoyed drawing this, and look forward to the challenge of coloring the bubbles. It has also gotten me thinking about the idea of Stargates as playthings. I’m thinking of Stargate yo-yos, hula hoops, basketball rims. This may be the beginning of a series. Or not! We’ll see.

Also, eeeeeeeeeeee-yes! The markers are finally here. Now I can finish up the Crow’s Hoard drawing and the Lollipop Forest drawing. I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t – why am I still typing?



Working on…

While I wait for my markers to arrive, I’ve been working on a new piece: the Lollipop Forest from the nostalgic children’s game Candyland.  This one is going to be very sweet.  And it’s going to need the same green markers that I’ve been waiting for to finish the Crow’s Hoard piece.  Those markers  have a lot of work to do once they arrive!



Work in Progress: A Crow Looking Down on his Hoard

Crows are interesting creatures.  They’re very intelligent, but also easily distracted.  That sounds like some of my favorite people.  Crows have been known to gather up whatever pretty objects catch their eye, building sometimes impressive collections. They are like everyday dragons in our own back yards, stealing our treasures and building up hoards.

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