Saturday, June 25, 2011

More patterns and things

I made a very quick background digital painting and the colors turned out well, so here's that.
I need to do more of this. It's a pretty enjoyable activity.

Here are some patterns from the last however long ago! Paper Bicycle also has a Tumblr now, so you can view all of our patterns that way, too.



date night

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

that grocery story again

These have been sitting on the desktop of my home computer for too long, so last night I added the tiniest of tweaks and called them done. The characters in these are mine. I have no excuses for why I draw them all of the time and haven't revealed their stories in an official format yet. It's really too bad.


The sketchpage features characters again, but also a few vintage dress drawings just for fun. And an apple juice bottle. Delicious.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

More small cats

These guys are modeled after my cat (Edna, on the right) and Lindsay and Chris's cat (Olivia, left). We speculate they might be friends if they met because in real life they have similar personalities, small heads and many fears that can only be satiated with specific human foods. They also have people names.

watercolor and ink on 140 lb cold press paper

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ten Paces and Draw!

Ten Paces and Draw is an incredibly fun blog hosted by Alyssa Nassner (an amazing artist as well as one of the nicest people you will ever hope to know). This week I got to participate! Participants make a sketch based around the topic of the week, the sketches are swapped, and by the end of the week the participants create a piece of artwork around the sketch provided.

Here's the sketch I made, which was then finished by Kyle Fewell (look at his cat and video game art! CATS and VIDEOGAMES.) If you click on the sketch, it'll take you to the finished piece.


I got to finish Alyssa's piece! (Click the images to take you back to her sketch) Here's a couple images of that:



Collaborative art is the most fun.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bunch of art

I haven't seen any of the latest season of Doctor Who but I'm cool with Matt Smith.doctoreleven
If I make another, it will probably be the ninth doctor; he's my favorite.

And some patterns!
The top one is another memory lane piece. When the topic "backyard" came up I thought of my family's backyard when my sister and I were little. If it was nice enough to play outside, my parents were in favor of us playing outside. The best, most frequently played thing was make-believe.We reigned supreme over the yard, saving hundreds of worlds, finding all of the magic crystals, preventing so many invasions you wouldn't even believe. We had airplanes and high-tech communication devices.
The things in the pattern just helped make that more fun. My parents built us a playhouse (we helped), our uncle built us the merry-go-round and my family had a giant garden.




Monday, June 6, 2011

Small cats

More small watercolor painting:
watercolor and ink on 300 lb cold press