I haven’t uploaded a sketchbook page in a while. Here are some sketches of me working through ideas for the Mary Toft portrait.
Portrait of Mary Toft, 2013. Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 8”x10”.
Mary Toft seemed like a fitting historical figure for an Easter Sunday falling on the last day of Women’s History Month. A poor resident of the English countryside in the Eighteenth-Century, Toft began a hoax that convinced people she was giving birth to rabbits. If you’re wondering how she pulled it off, it involved her putting baby rabbits into her, um, well—actually, I’ll let you look it up yourself. I first learned about Mary Toft from the wonderful Baby Geniuses Podcast, and The Awl has a great article about her.
Mary Toft, everybody! This is my first finished piece for the Quickdraw Collective and i hope you like it.
Wool, for Illustration Friday.
Captain Quinn, 2012. Acrylic on Masonite, 9”x12”.
ARRRR. This is a commission I did recently. It’s inspired by my treasure map dog portrait, but obviously this time it’s a little boy.
Today is Wacom Wednesday!
I got a new computer last week, and I did this little test with one of my train portraits to see how Photoshop and my tablet were handling.
Super List Saturday, October 20, 2012: 9 People On the Train.
Yesterday I took the train to Dallas and back for my volunteer shift at the Dallas Museum of Art. These are some fellow commuters I drew in my sketchbook.
I didn’t think I’d bring it back, but today is another Fan Art Friday!
This is my entry for October’s Butts Collective project: a poster for Platoon of Power Squadron, a wonderful and campy web-series about amateur superheroes. I may be cheating a bit since we were supposed to pick a TV show, but close enough. If you’re new to PoPS, I recommend starting here, which is when it starts to get really good. They also have an IndieGoGo campaign here.
Tattoo Girl, 2012. Ink, Gouache and Watercolor on paper, 2.5”x3.5”
This is the start of a series of tiny paintings I’m starting. They’re the size of playing cards, so I might make a little box for them. You could say they’re an attempt to catalog images and symbols in my visual vocabulary.