Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New website

If you're interested, I've made a new website for my artwork . It has recent works that are better categorized for viewing, and a page where you can contact me. Hope you like it.
The address is tearms.wix.com/tearese
Tell me what you think!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Joshua and Miyazaki

 This drawing is 11x14" and uses Prismacolor Markers and Pens, Copic Markers, Sharpie Oil-Based Markers, and Graphite Pencil. This was the first time I used the Sharpie metalic markers, and I was pleased with the results; they were reflective and shiny almost like a gold leaf painting!

 The reason for the painting title, "Joshua and Miyazaki" is the t-shirt Joshua is wearing. I debated on whether or not to use the details in his shirt, but in the end I decided it was one of the things that made the original photo so successful. This shirt was purchased on Teefury (I think) and depicts characters from several of Miyazaki's movies.

I definitely like how this drawing turned out.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pencil on toned paper illustrations.

I completely forgot to post these when I finished them. The fall one was begun a year ago (2014); I intended to finish it more completely but when I rediscovered it this fall I couldn't remember what I had planned on doing. So, I just left it as is. It is 11x14 Prismacolor pencil on toned paper.

11x14 Prismacolor on toned paper 2014

The second drawing was completed early this spring, and depicts two sisters. It is also 11x14, Prismacolor pencil on toned paper. I love how it turned out! My camera depicts the yellows a little more glaring than the original artwork is, and some of the subtle color change is lost, but you get the idea.

11x14 Prismacolor on toned paper, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Three E's

The E family is my longest term clients, as I have been drawing their grandkids since 2007. I just finished portraits for three boys from the same family...although I assume they're all older now as they look the same ages in the photos! The drawings are 8x10, drawn with Prismacolor Pencil.
The last photo of them side by side might capture the colors a little more accurately. Still working on it.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

M family, third time

As the last portraits, these drawings of the M family are 8x10 and drawn in Prismacolor pencil. This is the third year I've drawn this family, and it's been fun to see the kids change and grow. The light on my photos wasn't consistent, but I promise their skin tones were all fairly similar. Also, the lightest blue of the backgrounds didn't translate well in my camera, but the color transitions are smoother than they appear here!

This group shot shows the similar colors a little bit more accurately.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

"N" family

 Nine cousins! All 8x10, drawn with Prismacolor pencils. Three families with some pretty cute kids.




Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blanket Fort

This is an illustration of my kids building a blanket fort for their new sister. It was created with Copic Markers and Prismacolor markers, with minimal Prismacolor pencil. The drawing is 11x14" Please click on the drawing to see it better!