A little thank you

I wanted to thank my followers, I am so humbled that people actually care enough to read my monotonous ramblings! I just completed the first issue of TinyPaws magazine for work.  You can download a free copy here TinyPaws Magazine February 2016



February Fairy Love


In an effort to familiarize myself better with the vector brush option on the iOS app Sketchclub I attempted to create a piece using it only.

Although it had a bit of a learning curve at first, after several undos I became a bit used to the tool. I personally do love the clear graphic style it produces. However it does not suit my style of art at all.  The absence of blending/shading capabilities left me feeling as if my piece was unfinished. The moon seems just like circles to my brain….I suppose each person interprets graphic styles differently. Nonetheless I absolutely loved the challenge and it has enabled me to create a few new logo graphics for work.


Have a giggle on me! She was to be a fairy superhero at first….I am not quite sure what she turned out to be. I had fun tinkering with the background and transforming it to create an illusion of depth. I believe the contrast in color sadly does not show this as much as I had wanted.


advert for my cover art

I decided to take down my website for my cover art. The premades I had posted suddenly seemed WAY too drab. I am amidst revamping the premades in the hopes of enticing new clientele.

New designFULL COVER

Old design EEDAF505-E11C-48A5-A2D1-1522B1A9A1BF

Beginning A Cover


The cover, it looks simple enough…right?


You would not believe how long it took just to get to this point…and just when I thought I was done….

The author has decided to add an artistic element. The element itself will be easy for me to draw and design, however redoing all the placement and the transformation of the text…well…ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

I suddenly remember now why I have to limit the amount of revisions allowed!

On the upside, I discovered that my old DrawPlus x5 has an instant 3D feature I completely forgot about as well as key frame and stop frame animation. I have had fun using all this weekend!

Portrait Series


out of the darkness

Although fantasy art is what I love, occasionally I like trying a dab of realism. I certainly am no master of realism but I love playing with shadow and light.  Within as much, I have decided to do a side project portrait series.  Although I am not using a particular reference I am doing much from memory of photography that stands out in my memory. Over the years I have been obsessed with drawing eyes….certain photographers have mastered the talent of capturing eye expression perfectly. I would love to be able to create an original piece that does this as well. I believe the more I practice the closer I may come to (not quite getting it of course) almost being happy with a piece.  I lack patience……realism takes time and diligence and not as much creativity as I like to pour into a piece.  Nonetheless, I really want to force myself to try this.

First in the portrait series being Out Of The Shadows. Although I fell short on the hairline, the jaw line and skin texture I felt comfortable that this piece was done. Now seeing it as I post, there are millions of things I could do to change it but I find it better to leave as is or I will never finish!


Second of  the portrait series being Into The Light.  I felt it fitting to honor Black History Month as well. I remember seeing a photograph years ago of a beautiful all natural black woman. Her eyes captivated me. She may have been a model and I only wish I knew of the model and photographer’s name to accredit my memory. I am still obviously tinkering with skin texture and shadow technique…..I always tend to lean toward adding creativity and I know that realism does not fully lean this way……I will eventually gain diligence to simply create without trying to be overly creative….maybe….hopefully?