Monday, May 11, 2015

Gouache


Finished gouache study. This character is from a personal book project I've been working on. He doesn't actually fly in the story. I just thought it would be amusing to see him dressed up as a sweet little flying fairy....

Monday, February 2, 2015

Libros del Pasaje


This was a fun little gouache sketch I did while hanging out with a friend in one of my favorite cafe/librerias, Libros del Pasaje.  

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jeffie

Inspired by a cat who used to live at my expense. Best cat ever. Sniff...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Playing with Digital Textures

What I miss most about painting digitally is the rich, textured look of oils. So I've tried for years to achieve that look in Photoshop and Painter with all the various brushes, filters and settings they have. Finally, I stumbled upon the brushes with the little drip icon on top of it (oil, pastel, airbrush, etc). It's not quite just like painting in oils yet. But with practice, hopefully, I may never miss oils again. 



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dolphin test sketches



My first color sketches for my current children's book project which is all about saving dolphins.  These were done, by the way, over a year ago (yes, it took that long to get the project rolling). Well worth the wait though. The story, when I read it, actually made me cry. Am very happy to be putting my skills to use for a good cause and a really good book!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sketch 25


Sketch 25 #Inktober #Tintubre, panel 6 Mouse Story. Mouse looks around but instead of abundance of nuts, fruit, worms, etc. he sees giant wheel of cheese surrounded by gourmet crackers across the street. (I left the store signs and labels unlinked because I want to fill them in, later, in Photoshop in both English and Spanish. Also, not quite sure yet what those signs will say.)