Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Illustration for Friend

I realized I never posted this. I was commissioned an illustration for a friend for him to use on his website. Simple pose and likeness, and I like how it turned out. It was fun doing some heavier digital painting after working on quick coloring at work for a long while. I like the shoes the best.

And here is his website:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a fun time ringing in the next 365!

I am excited about the next year, but also have been thinking back on the past year and how much has changed. This time last year I was a recent college graduate, freaking out about finding a big girl job in my field, preparing for the Spring BFA Art show at my alma mater, babysitting two wonderful little girls, living with my parents and sisters, and working on the odd freelance job. Since then, I've participated in the art show, gotten an internship, moved to my grandmother's house, gotten a full time position at my current company, and helped a few of my friends get jobs along the way (even though a couple of them were only temporary ones...)! 2012 was definitely a more solid year than I thought it was going to be.

I still have my resolution list that I scribbled last January:
I still laugh that I wrote "apply for jobs!" instead of "get a job!" I regrettably only managed to carry out a few of these resolutions this past year, and my current resolution list includes most of the ones I didn't complete. One of my main ones is to draw more! I remember a past co-worker who told me about how tough it is to work full time and continue to draw for oneself on the side. He encouraged me to continue and not give up on personal creativity! I'll admit at the time, I was drawing plenty and did not think I would need to worry about it. But since my work had me start working on after effects animation and especially now with graphic design, I don't seem to have as much energy to draw after work anymore! I definitely plan on having more Mona time and drawing. And hopefully also updating this more often with said drawings!

With that, I am off to draw. :)