Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Things have been quiet due to A): Spending the holidays with my family back in Tucson, and B): My laptop dying. It's finally back and I'm going to pick it up at the store today--THANKS FOR CALLING ME TO LET IT KNOW IT WAS DONE, GEEK SQUAD (Sarcasm. There was no such call on their part).

Time to jump back into some Chiu-Streams!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Funny Face

I can think of a million "funny" things, until that's the topic I'm supposed to draw. I didn't want to waste too much time thinking, so my inspiration came from a little stuffed koala perched on my computer desk. I gave him a funny face. We had a little longer to work on this Chiu-Stream entry, and I had fun taking the extra time to play and push things a little further than usual. But for now, eet is bed-time!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Okay, this time it's not my fault that I drew an animal. The topic for today's CHIU-Stream was the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Definitely want to push this one more, but I was pretty happy with the initial drawing.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm so ronery...

Well this was a pleasant surprise.

Thanks to Facebook, I stumbled upon another CHIU-Stream happening this evening and decided to participate. I apparently came in about halfway through the stream, giving me about 30 minutes to execute an image for the theme "loneliness". Aww shucks, that poor little fella. Think we've all been there.

I definitely want to play around more with this image. My goals for next Chiu-Stream should be to A): not use animals and B): not use a blue background.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fat & Scary

My entry for this evening's CHIU-Stream. I went into this one going "PanicPanicPANIC" due to a combination of a late log-in and then a comp restart (my tablet decided to go on strike for a bit).

I haven't quite found the painting formula that works for me yet, so I am loving these practice sessions. Some things I definitely need to experiment with are starting grayscale verses color, trying different brushes and settings, layering and what to do with my line art... just gotta look at some more tutorials and play around.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tall & Grumpy

This was my first drawing for CHIU-Stream, hosted by the amazing Bobby Chiu. One of the newest goals I've set for myself is working on improving speed, so an hour-long assignment like this is great practice.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is a character assignment I was given to create the President of a bird-world. More details to come, I just wanted to get him posted right now.