• My Art,  Thoughts & Ramblings

    Forest Lady Blue- Walk-through and Thoughts

    I initially started with a rough sketch idea. Some of the sketch is still visible. Prior to this when it is just a sketch I feel pretty excited and hopeful about the piece. In my head it is full of light and feels and most importantly finished. The next step shown above is where I start to lose all hope of that. This is usually the point where (at my current skill level) I realize my vision and current skillset don’t match and HOLY CRAP I don’t know how to paint or draw anything. Then I pull out one of 100s of brushes that are like stamps and play around.…

  • Thoughts & Ramblings

    2018 iPad Pro Update- *sigh*

    It’s been nearly a week since Apple had their big release conference. I used to be a huuuuuge Apple fangirl in that every update I made plans to upgrade phones and tablets (they couldn’t pry my mammoth of a beast first gen 17inch pro ‘laptop’ from my hands until the battery looked like it was going to explode).Then I got bored and needed a pc. So I made the leap and ended up loving my Galaxy note and tablet. When Apple came out with the original pros with pencils, I knew it was time to come back. 3 years on it still works and looks great but as any tech…

  • Quotes & Inspiration

    Irina Nordsol Kuzmina

    Artstation is my go to spot for art inspiration and the other day I came across some work by the incredibly skilled Irina Nordsol Kuzmina. These are pretty much all of my art goals- beautiful use of light, light texture, dynamic and interesting character compositions, etc. The rest of her gallery is just as gorgeous. She can be found @nord-sol.com & artstation.com/nordsol .