Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday Art Club #2: Halloween

Today we're taking a break from doing a "lesson". I knew kids would disappear fast to go trick-or-treating, so we just did a fun seasonal craft: mini jack-o-lantern candle holders!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Art Rage 3: Perched Hawk

It's finally Saturday, and I can work on ArtRage and watch some cartoons in peace.

I finished Season 2 and started Season 3 of the 1984 Transformers series on Netflix this morning, and I'm really wishing I had the movie that bridges the two seasons. (But I'm pretty sure I'd cry when Optimus dies, and I don't have time for that crap this morning.)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Art Club #1

Every Thursday I have an Art Club with a crazy group of about twenty 1st-5th grade kids. It's definitely not an art "class," but I think they learn something every time.

Today we messed around with oil pastels and construction paper, and the kiddos followed along while I talked them through a quick sketch of an owl.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

App of Interest: Sketchlens

I downloaded this free app from the Google Play Store last week, because it was a suggested app by Adylitica, Inc., the developers of Do It Tomorrow (my to-do list of choice, being a procrastinator).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Doodle Card

I've been having fun messing around with Johnny's technical pens, though I know very little about inking. Compared to his precision, I have no idea what I'm doing. But this little card is a great exercise in patience!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Late Comic-Fest Wrap-up

I suppose I should have posted this two weeks ago, but better late than never. It's been two short weeks since the second annual San Diego Comic Fest at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, which took place October 4-6.

Special thanks to Rob Forsythe who took the best photo of our table in Artist's Alley that I've seen so far! That handsome guy sketching away next to me is Johnny Beware Gerardy, an incredibly talented inker/embellisher, with whom I have the pleasure of working.

To see more of Rob's awesome photos of this event, visit his page! 

For those who are unfamiliar with Comic Fest, here is an excerpt from their 'about' page:

"SDSU has a project underway to document the history of how, beginning in 1969, a bunch of kids in San Diego banded together to create what was become Comic-Con International, a pop-culture phenomenon known worldwide. The San Diego Comic Fest will be providing a meeting room for use by SDSU in conducting interviews with Comic-Con founders and others who participated in the early years of Comic-Con." - See more at:

It was an amazing show. Small, intimate, and personal. Thanks to the incredible people that made it happen, and we eagerly await many more!

And with that, I've finally started this blog. Hooray!