Friday, January 29, 2010

Illustration Friday - Focused

So this is the earliest I've gotten IF done, but I just happened to have this on hand:) It was drawn with charcoal, and painted with watercolor. Prints are available here in my shop.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already.. It ends on Sunday and the winner will be announced on Monday!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Illustration Friday - Confined

This is a WIP, but I don't see it getting done before the end of the week so I decided to post it today. Like the one from last week, it was drawn with charcoal and painted with watercolors.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Monthly Giveaway!!

It's time for my first giveaway of the new year!! Just respond to this post to enter. The winner will receive this 5x7 print:

Good Luck and Thanks for Entering!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Illustration Friday - Renewal

First IF of the year!! This is a watercolor and charcoal painting. I've been testing different methods trying to get more texture in watercolor. Plain watercolor doesn't have enough contrast for my taste so I used charcoal for the shadows and to outline. Prints of this one are available here. Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!! This is a few days late, but here are my resolutions:

1. Go to the gym at least three times a week. I used to go to the gym a lot more, but I've been slacking for the last few months. Plus, I'm probably going to get in a lot of fights this year and I want to be ready ;)

2. Get organized! I'm not very good at organizing or cleaning so what I really mean is that Matt should organize everything for me but let me pretend like I did it!!

3. Post on Illustration Friday each week. I really want to make this a priority- even if it's just a quick sketch!!

4. Not spend so much time on the computer!!!

5. I would like to have 150 items in my Etsy shop by the end of the year. I had wanted to have 75 at the end of '09 but I didn't quite get there :/ Although I did reach my sales goal of 100!! I've started making bookmarks and key chains for my shop and I would like to make more as the year goes on.

6. Finally, I would like to work more with color. I used to paint a lot, but with the kids being little it was very impractical. I gave away all of my oil paints and most of my acrylics a few years ago. So I'll probably just use watercolor and pastels for now- at least until I can re-buy everything. This is a watercolor that I made over Christmas- it's outlined with black ink and charcoal.

Title: How It Began

So do you have any New Year Resolutions?