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Friday, December 30, 2011

Unicorn Knight

I enjoyed illustrating is character commission for Jeff G. His unicorn character looks great as a mounted knight. His at guard pose reflects both the personality of this character and the real person who commissioned it. My deepest thanks to you, Jeff.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Have you seen this art?

Some of you have been following my blog for a while. Others are more recent readers. If you're relatively new to this blog, you will want to click on the link below. It. Will take you to a piece in my Etsy shop that's worth a look (or even a second look!). Spring Shrine Kitsune is a vibrant, detailed artwork showing a fox priestess with five tails standing in a forest grove. The listing is for an ACEO. I have it available in larger sizes too. You can see it here.

Spring Shrine Kitsune

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sphinx Cat and Dragon

If you have even seen a sphinx cat, then you are seeing what a cat looks like under the fur. A sphinx does not have the fluffiness of most felines, but possesses the elegance and grace of the species, made obvious by the lack of covering hair. I had a chance to show these attributes when I was commissioned to do this piece by my patron, Steven B. He gave it to his daughter for Christmas. Part of the reason the piece turned out so well was that he provided me with excellent photos that displayed this agile and playful cat at his best. Thanks again, Steven.

I've made a print of this piece and I am offering it for sale in Etsy. You can see it there at:

Sphinx Cat and Dragon

Portrait of Andy and Sara

In keeping with the holiday season, here is a commissioned portrait that was given as a gift for Christmas. Some of my fantasy pictures are portraits of real people shown as fantasy characters. Gordon N., the patron of this piece, was very happy with it. He ordered multiple copies of the finished art, which he gave to his family. Thank you, Gordon!

I had a happy holiday

I visited my family and my husband's family this year. Both of us are fortunate in our families, who are lovely, intelligent, affectionate people. We are also fortunate in our mothers, who preside over holiday feasts surrounded by children and grandchildren. The picture here shows the house of my husband's mother decorated for the season.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Panther Princess

Wow. I just found a hidden treasure.

Mark has been gradually going through older art files and posting the best of what he finds in my Etsy shop. Among the oldies but goodies is this black painter princess painting that I did as a commission some years ago. I had forgotten how nice this piece was. To view this it, follow the link below.

Panther Princess

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chihuahua portrait New Print on Etsy

If you look at the images I've posted on my blog you will see a lot of cats. In the last few years I've added a line of dog prints. I did it for variety, for fun and because my dog was getting tired of my cat getting all the attention!

The piece I've posted today was commissioned in fall this year. I was delighted when I discovered that the patron wanted a digital painting of her chihuahua. I think this breed is charming and I had meaning to do a painting of one.

A print of this piece is available on Etsy at the link below.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sketch event at Sloan Museum in Flint

Happy December, everyone. Late this month I'll be appearing at a unique event in the Sloan Museum. General Motors has joined with Flint Comix to sponsor a 3 day artists' workshop. 8 different local comic artists will be giving talks and doing demonstrations showing their techniques for making comics and other art. My workshop, on December 28th, will be about creating art with an IPad. In addition to all this, General Motors has provided the artists with a new Chevy Sonic and invited us to turn it into a work of art by drawing on it.

You can learn more about this event by clicking on this link.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Classroom Dragon

Here is a quick sketch I did while doing a talk in front of my nephew's creative writing class. They timed me: i did this in about 16 minutes. The students were great and I had a lot of fun talking to them about my work.