Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuna & Wulfe Art Trade

Hey Guys!

I had the pleasure of meeting the sweet and incredibly talented Tuna Bora at the Nomad Gallery in December and her piece really stood out and grabbed me! I loved the energy in the wind-up pose she captured; the simplicity packed with attitude; the overall silhouette and style--all of it was so delightful I instantly loved it! That's why I was so ecstatic when she decided to so very generously GIFT me this very piece!! I was struck with excitement and giddiness at hearing this and soon we both agreed to do a trade:

Since Tuna's character was winding up to throw a snowball, confidently blowing bubble gum and ready to sock it to some poor fellow on the other end, I decided to draw Kayli as the target of the assailant, taunting away in her usual goofy self. This was done in blue pencil, brush pen and watercolor (the latter is a medium I've recently started teaching myself but desperately need more practice at). I wish I did a scan of just the clean inks, which became toned down after adding the colors, and I tried adding some artsy paint splatters but I hope it doesn't look like a mess...

Anyway, I think Tuna's piece takes the cake. She makes it seem easy as pie! ^__^


Monday, January 18, 2010

Puppy Love

Hey Guys!

Sorry this blog has been sort of quiet lately. I have a ton of projects on my plate so things have been busy for me. Last night I was learning some watercoloring techniques through some of Bill Presing's tutorials, in preparation for an art trade I'm doing for my talented friend, Tuna Bora. I feel Presing is a master at what he does, and I adore his watercoloring skills and style! He's a very inspiring artist to many who know him! ^_^

Although this isn't the piece I am doing for Tuna, here is a Kayli-chibi I sketched up as practice. Like the song goes, "And they call it, Puppy Love."

Hope you guys like! ^__^