Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here are some carvings I did a while ago that have been collecting dust for a long time. I have been working on them on the last few days while I watch TV but it still looks like it is going to take me a long time to finish. I have become so used to the versatility of clay that it is now very tough to go back to wood. I guess the difficulty comes from not being that good at sharpening my tools in spite of all the things I have been given to do it right. Oh well, we'll see how it all goes. I'll probably continue to work on other projects and come back to this one on and off....enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Trumpet Flower fairy in 3-D format.

Here is the watercolor I made and used to create the 3D-version of the fairy.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

FINISHED - Harley Davidson 'Fat Boy Lo' Motorcycle

Making some progress on this sculpture that I started months ago. It is still rough and I still have to do the exhaust pipes which I think will make it all look better. This one was rather hard to do. It would have been a lot easier to have done it in wood rather than clay. Live and learn.

Starting to put the engine parts on the bike. It is taking me forever to finish this sculpture but then again, I have never tried something like this before.
This is an update on the status of my 'still not done, why?' sculpture. Baby steps with this one. Having a little bit of trouble with the sculpey clay not being as pliable as it should be for a fairly new block of clay. Oh well, one more obstacle to jump over.

This is a project that I put on hold for a little while. I started working on it today and I ran out of supplies. This is how far I got with it. I still need to work more on the tires to smooth them out and do the tire threads but those are details that I'll get to later. BTW, I made a little sculpture of my character 'Squeekie' the curious cat and he is showing on the background. He is supervising the project. LOL.

This is the wireframe I did prior to starting the sculpture. I did not start with a drawing as I usually do since there was a lot of reference material available. The Harley Davidson website has 360 views of bikes and the user can look at the bikes from all angles by moving the mouse.
These are some pictures I also used as reference.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Showing my work at the Mint Hill Arts

I had some of my work displayed at the Mint Hill Arts for their 'Creatures, Real and Imaginary' exhibit. Just in time for Halloween. It is a month long exhibit. The Mint Hill Arts gets a lot of traffic. It is a very nice organization and one I have volunteered for before. It is nice to see how well they are doing at their brand new location.

When I left their 'opening' reception, I bumped into a lady that was telling me how much she enjoyed the drawings that someone had made in graphite. She then asked me my name and she immediately recognized it because the drawings she liked were the two that I had made. They are the ones on the third photo. That was nice to hear and even more interesting to hear that she remembered the name of the artist.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spooky - My illo for this week's Illustration Friday

Chubba, the dragon, wanted to dress up as a ghost for Halloween. His owner thought he was a cute but spooky looking little dragon.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Transportation - My illo for this week's Illustration Friday

We all have our own methods of transportation.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Beneath - My illo for this Week's Illustration Friday

The little mouse was thrilled at his new found stature and the guy beneath him didn't seem to mind. Instead, he bowed to him.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Old-Fashioned - My Illo for this week's Illustration Friday

This guy is old and he is very much into fashion but in today's world his style would be called old-fashioned.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Acrobat - My Illo for this week's Illustration Friday

Jimmy Bunny is quite an athlete that loves to do his acrobatic moves on top of his friend's back for the public and you to enjoy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Proverb - my illo for this week's Illustration Friday

Baron studied his proverbs every day and dreamed of graduating and becoming a Paremiologist.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Japanese Iris Fairy - WIP

Here is the final piece. This piece was a lot harder than I thought for some reason. After working on it many times over, I thought it was time to let go and move on. Somehow, I still like how it turned out.
Above is the updated version of the fairy. Still a lot of work to do to get this piece to look the way I want to and balance the colors better.
Here is my work-in-progress of the Japanese Iris fairy I started last week. This is my second watercolor on a series of fairies that I hope to paint in watercolors. The fairies I want to paint are all inspired after flowers I like. Enjoy!
Working on a sketch for my next watercolor. This is the second on a series of flower fairies that I am trying to do for my watercolor class. This one was inspired by the Japanese Iris flower.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Playing with Balloons - My second 4WC illo

Here is one of my finished illustration for the 4 week challenge.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Atmosphere - my illo for this week's Illustration Friday

All my friends looked through the lens of the giant enchanted telescope and saw themselves floating in a rather bubbly atmosphere.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playing with Dragons - My third sketch for the 4WC

This is my 3rd sketch for the 4WC. I chose to do all my sketches, for the challenge, first and color them all afterwards. As part of the challenge, we were also instructed to create a mock up of our piece as if it was a page on a children's book. I showed here what that page would look like but the illustration still needs to be colored. Enjoy!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stargazing - My illo for this week's illustration Friday

Squeekie, the cat, decided to go stargazing. Little did he know he would be hypnotized by the beauty of the stars. Silly kitty!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Caged - My Illo for this week's Illustration Friday

This baby elephant wondered around and found an interesting toy. He is now totally stuck inside it. Can someone help him get out of the mess he is in?