I’ve been making a few changes to my daily routine this fall, and I’m really pleased with the adjustments. Some of the specific changes include removing Instagram posts from my to-do list, doing studies just for the sake of learning (not to make a perfect picture, and taking a break from work between stages of… Read More The Patient Artist
During the last few months, I’ve been working hard to a) recover from a car wreck* and b) catch up on comic things. It’s been pretty time-consuming, and I felt like I was “missing out” on other opportunities by focusing so much on just comic pages. There were illustrations I wanted to make, videos to record,… Read More Time to Close Some Doors
Is it just me, or is this year picking up speed towards the end?? Usually, winter feels so slow and quiet, but for some reason, my November was a blur! I have a lot of stuff coming up in December, and it feels like Christmas is just around the corner! But despite the craziness of… Read More Watercolor Sketches
Today in the humanities class I’m teaching with my sister, we discussed “Delight.” If I had to choose a single artist who best depicted the combined feelings of joy, peace, and love in a single moment, it would almost certainly be Norman Rockwell. He’s well-known for his ability to depict variations of joy and happiness, and… Read More Delight: Repeat As Necessary
As I plug away at my comic book, one thing I’m really proud of is my growing ability to finish stuff. I never realized how important it is to develop this skill (or that it even was a skill), but if you want to take on anything big… you need to know how to finish!… Read More 3 Steps to Get Used to Finishing
Hello, everyone! We’re quickly approaching the end of August, and nearing the end of chapter 1 of my comic! I’m working like a crazy person on chapter 2, and I thought I’d share a brief look into how I ink a page. Enjoy!
My local library has the most lovely location, and the nicest little café, AND it’s within walking distance, which makes it a favorite hang-out of mine! This time, I tried out Lefranc & Bourgeois’ Prussian Blue for the first time, and I’m not gonna lie: I fell in love with that paint! I use it… Read More VIDEO Painting at the Urbana Library