Thursday, March 31, 2011


Not pleased with this one but it's the sketch of the day, so I'm posting it anyway. Pastels are not my forte and the scanner mushed up the colors. Be warned.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jaydin Kitty

Once upon a time when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, I was in high school. On occasion, classes were, well... boring. To keep ourselves awake, kitty sketches were born. My friend Ashley would whisper ideas or pass notes to me and I would keep myself busy drawing kitties on paper margins. It got to the point where we started drawing kitties from various literary works we were studying at the time. Ah, the good ol' days.

This kitty is dedicated to Ashley's adorable daughter Jaydin. Here's to you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day Two

Here is today's quick sketch, plus another digitally drawn oldie I found in my laptop.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Another old one. Used a reference, obviously.

Oldies but goodies

Drawn on the computer with a tablet.

First sketches

I need a better scanner. My sketchbook paper's not gray. Oh well!

New blog!

I decided to challenge myself and make a sketch blog. My goal will be one sketch per day. Seems a bit ambitious for a brand new mom who has no idea what she's doing, but oh well.

I've been drawing ever since I can remember, although I always suspected I would never become a Disney animator, professional comic book illustrator, or video game concept artist like most chronic sketchers tend to dream about. Instead, I got a degree in biology, my other love. I spent almost two years working at a zoo after college graduation teaching children, handling animals, and raising awareness about conservation issues. Drawing seemed a hobby that would never turn into a profitable use of my time. My pseudo-talent would always remain that: untrained, unfulfilled, unnecessary.

So why sketch at all? I think the answer is, and always will be, "Just for fun." Developing any potential within will simply be for my own amusement. Nevertheless, I am not closed to opportunity and will always, albeit naively, look for work "on the side" to provide supplemental income for our little family.

This blog will mostly be for myself, though feedback is very welcome and highly appreciated.