Friday, November 26, 2010


I suck.
Big time.
I haven't found the time and place to sit down and draw in like 2 months... And that's way, way, way too long, I tell you.
So once this moving business is over - and I will gain about 5 hours a day, that are not spent on traveling - I swear I will turn back to my drawing table. Scout's honor.
So yeah.
Until soon.
I hope.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More fantasy

Did some more on my little project. These are sketches though, so they may or may not return in the final piece.

Ink, watercolors and gel pen.


City elf

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fantasy Project

I'm working on a personal fantasy/elves project and these are practice sketches/drawings.

I also rediscovered the use of my wooden models...

Done with ink. Colors will follow as soon as possible (watercolor and colored pencil).

Forest gnome.

City elf

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Forsyth Park

Okay, so I didn't draw or paint this weekend (I didn't even get to finish my lesson planning for this week).
*hangs head in defeat*
But I will update a little something. I made this when I was in the US this summer and it is far from perfect (not even good) and I have much to learn when it comes to landscapes and painting on location, but it's still good memories.

Done with watercolor and gel pen.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Missed a Month

Oh my, I missed August!
Not one post in that entire month.
Of course, I was on holiday, but that was just the first week.
Then I went on with preparing for my work (lesson planning) and suddenly school started! (I teach English.)
Now I've been working hard to get used to planning and teaching and stuff and I haven't posted anything since before I went on holiday (half July).
No fair.
I do miss it (understatement) and either today or tomorrow I will draw/paint and post.

So there.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just a little something

Made a little something. It's a postcard and the background is actually white, but I pimped it in Photoshop. What you see in the bg is a brush I used and did not draw or design. The brush I got from a Photoshop magazine. So all credits to the owner of the brush, whoever that may be...
Anyway, the rest is done with ink and Copic markers.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I did Timmy as well. His full name is Timothy McGee and Dinozzo often calls him McProbie or McSomething-funny, lol.

Again NCIS and again Copics and Prismas.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ziva David

I finished Ziva!
By the way, you pronounce her last name as Dah-veed.

Copic markers and Prisma colored pencils.


The finished product


More ATCs & Ziva

Made like 14 ATCs for swaps. Lol.

There was the exquisite corpse: formal wear swap

And the numbers swap

And finally, the man-made lights swap

Plus I'm working on another portrait. Ziva this time (NCIS).

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tony Dinozzo

Just bought NCIS season 6, so, naturally, I was inspired. Teehee.

Did this with copic markers (for base color) and prisma colored pencils.
The size is a 2.5" by 3.5" sketch card.


And the work in progress (WIP):

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Did some lay-out pimping and made a new banner.
I know this post is entirely redundant, but I still felt like saying something about it. Haha.

Hope you like it!


Meet Henry!

Something I made. I'm working on a second and third image, but I have no idea how far I can take this. I'm currently very busy and lack time and inspiration... Bluh. I suck.

Oil pastels

Sunday, May 16, 2010


And LIP stands for Learning In Progress.
I'm working in SAI, a digital painting program that's easier for me than Photoshop (and so much cheaper...)

Meet Norah Thornton:

Oh yeah, one thing, I know her right hand is off... Working on it

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Thousand Paper Cranes

I just finished reading this amazing story: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. A sad, but beautiful children's book about the young Sadako, a girl from Hiroshima, who discovers she has leukemia - an after effect from the atomic bomb thrown on her city.
In the back of the book it tells the reader how to make a paper crane and so I did:

I dedicate this crane to the children who have fallen ill after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to their families.

Friday, April 23, 2010

IF: ahead

This is actually an ATC. I made it when I was at my grandmother's, and I was at my grandmother's because my grandfather passed away on April 14th. So this is dedicated to him. The journey he made through life was difficult the last few years and I hope that the journey ahead will give him joy and peace, because he needed both.

Rest in happy peace, grandfather.

Watercolor, ink.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Whimsical Masks

Had some more ATC fun. Gosh, I just love that size (2,5" x 3,5")! It's not unworkable tiny, but also not unworkable huge. Lol. I have always loved working small sizes and this is just great!

Did some whimsical masks. Hope you like them!

Watercolor, ink, gel pens.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ATC letterset


Went nuts with my ATC scans and decided to design my own letterset. I had 10 printed and they arrived this week. Fun stuff! I may make more lettersets in the future.

IF: linked

Made another image for Illustration Friday. The theme is linked.

My intention for this image was to raise questions:

  • Are they linked literally or metaphorically?
  • If this is a matter of cop vs. robber, who is who?
  • Is this a happy linking or a sad one?
  • Etc.

I hope you like it!

Watercolor, ink, gel pen

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another Three-Parter

Did another one! Had so much fun making the last one, so I thought, why not? Lol.

Watercolor, ink, gel pens

IF: dip

Made these ATCs for the Exquisite Body Swap at, but it fits the IF theme of this week as well, so why not combine!

Question is, did she take a dip in the ocean, the swimming pool or the bathtub? And why is she so shocked?

The idea of the swap was to create a head, body&arms, and legs&feet and when the hosts has all of them, she'll swap them around to create even better bodies! How cool is that! I had so much fun making this poor girl, it should be illegal, lol.

For the record, these are three separate ATCs, combined they make up the girl.

Watercolor, ink, gel pens.

For good measure, the entire thing:


I made a mutant!
Yes, a mutant. I combined three animals into one. Had so much fun doing this! You can read about it in ArtTrader Magazine issue #9. So much fun!

Below are my thought process and the final result.


Adobe Illustrator for the process and watercolor, ink, and gel pens for the ATC.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ATC: Cowboy Boots

ATC: Cowboy Boots
Watercolor, ink, gel pens

IF: rescue

Went along with Illustration Friday again for a change. This week's theme is rescue.

Our cat always chases our rabbit and I always laugh my @$$ off when she (the rabbit) outsmarts him (the cat). Girl powerrrrrr!

Mixed media: watercolor, ink, oil pastels

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More art

I made some more ATCs. Hope you like 'em!

Watercolor, ink, oil pastel


Friday, March 26, 2010


Had some more fun with oil pastels.
(still working on animal proportions...)

Made these for a friend in the USA.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rocking Rainbows

Had some fun with the rainbow theme here. The last three ATCs were done for a swap. The one above those (with the red shoes) was done as a thank you for the swap host and the top one - Fruitloop Fun - was done for... well, fun.

I love color!

Watercolor, ink, colored ink, gel pens

Random ATCs

Did some more ATCs. I really love making those tiny cards. Very cool to do.
Most of them are done with watercolor, ink and gel pens, though the latter is not always used.

Summer feet I did for a MMH-thread (Make Me Happy). Someone wanted shoes and so I designed these.

Did this one because I long for summer and sun and warmth.

This was inspired by James Bond. Casino Royale was on the telly the other night. So that's why.

Felt like being nationalistic, haha. I really like how these turned out. The stuff that's sticking out of the clogs is straw, because that's what farmers used in winter to keep their feet (slightly) warmer. The three Xs on the clogs are the weapon of Amsterdam.

Feet inspired by Michael Jackson. On these lasted about 5 minutes before they were traded... Haha.