Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Those clever French art students

This is a lovely video I stumbled across the other day. It was made by some uber-talented art students at The Gobelins School of Image in Paris. It's pretty, but sad. Kinda Howl's Moving Castle/ Black Swan-ish with all those black feathers...

Monday, January 31, 2011


Here's a piece called "Breakables" I did last semester. I'm kind of going through a blue-ish phase with my paintings lately, aren't I? It'll be on display at the Utah County Health and Justice Building for the BYU Illustrator's showcase. Go there to see the lovely workings of my illustrator comrades!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I love aspens

I've opted for a minimalist approach to the blog layout. Mostly because any images I added to the title looked nasty. Someday, this blog might be more exciting... someday.

In the meantime, look what I made!

Oh the joys of ink and acrylic. I actually had loads of fun with this. Possibly because aspens are my favorite trees to draw. I think I'll do more like it in the future. The scan isn't as great as I would have liked but oh well. You get the idea.

Ha! I'm getting good at paying my dues to the blogger God.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Time to fix this...

So... my blog layout looks like butt. This must be remedied... things are currently under construction. Ignore everything in the background!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm not dead yet

Alright... after nearly a year of ignoring this obligatory-blog-monster-thing... here is an update of sorts. My tentative goal is to make at least two a month! Let's see if I keep my word.
I'm working on a Christmas card... trying to incorporate byzantine stars and other ornamentations. Quite fun, actually.

I've also rediscovered my love of Mucha. Lovely, lovely. You can even see the beauty of it in this craptastic photo. Ugh, I swear. This man makes me sick! (In a good way)

Also, as a way to keep myself motivated about bloggering, here's a playlist of stuff I've been listening to. I'm secretly addicted to playlists (or just lists in general) and mixtapey-things. It's a fun way to procrastinate.

Boyfriend- Best Coast
When I'm with You- Best Coast
I Want To - Best Coast
The End - Best Coast
um... let's just say the entire Best Coast album. Where have they been all my life?
Crash Years - New Pornographers
Doncamatic- Gorillaz
Post Acid- Wavves
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
Nowhere Man - Beatles
I Heard Ramona Sing - Frank Black
Black Sheep - Metric (and the Clash at Demonhead cover... yeah, yeah, I'm a fan girl, whatevah...)
Only Ones Who Know - Arctic Monkeys
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
Child Psychology - Black Box Recorder

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oil Painting and Overly Reclusive writers

I've been doing nothing but painting for the last three days. I think I've only left my apartment twice. One of those times was just to get my watercolors out of my car. I guess this is the life of an illustrator.

I still have five oil paintings to finish... but it's actually kind of fun. I get to lounge around in pajamas all day while painting to the music I love. I usually smell of turpenoid, liquin and soap and my finger nails are perpetually dirty for the next month, but I think it's a small price to pay. I think I'd like doing this for the rest of my life. Maybe just not in Provo.

Here's proof of the wreckage I cause in my apartment. Mom would not be very happy about me painting on the carpet...

Oh! And this is just for my own enjoyment, but I just read this thing in Wikipedia (legit, right? Yeah, yeah, I know) about how some reporter from the 70's concluded that Thomas Pynchon (overly reclusive author of The Crying of Lot 49) was in fact J.D. Salinger (overly reclusive author of The Catcher in The Rye). He published the article and years later Pynchon gave him this simple reply: "Not bad. Keep trying."

Does this not send your mind for a loop? I'm seriously fascinated with these guys, even if Wikipedia is lying to me (it usually is). Maybe I should join the club and become overly reclusive. I'm pretty good at it already.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Obligatory post for obligatory sketch-blog-beast

Fine. My undergraduate/hopeful-professional-illustrator guilt has finally taken over. I'm actually using my blog. I would be cheesy and make some new year's resolution about this blog, but I don't really believe in or like new year's resolutions anyway.

The uploaded images are the sorts of things I make in my sketchbook. Don't sit by me in class. I'll probably just draw the back of your head. Or if you have a cool house I'll probably just hang around your yard like a creeper and take many photos. So I guess my point is, if you don't want to be sketched, be as uninteresting as possible.

Ha. This was my obligatory post for my obligatory sketch-blog-beast.