I rolled into the holiday season and the new year by doing jury duty on a criminal case. This was my first time serving as a juror on a criminal case, but I previously served as a juror on a civil case many years ago. The whole process was interesting and incredibly exhausting. Everybody should go through this experience. I was terrified but as I settled into the whole process, I became more accustomed. I won’t go into detail about the case or what the outcome was, but I will say our judge, the Honorable Christopher Hite was absolutely incredible and so very fair. I have so much respect for him.
Reflecting on all that I am grateful for in my life, especially this passed holiday weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. I had a lovely Thanksgiving at my cousin’s house, which I will be cherishing for many years to come.
I finally finished the portrait of a dear cat named Puddy. This was an incredibly fun and challenging drawing. I enjoyed working on all the details for hours, while listening to music through headphones. I did this drawing on my iPad pro using Procreate and the 6B pencil.
Catober was lots of fun and a great challenge! I did not have time to participate in it every day but the majority of the days I was able to. Here are a few more of my favorites sketches that I completed the second half of the month.
I have been participating in the Catober drawing challenge on Instagram and it has been extremely fun! Each day there is a word assigned along with the word “cat” and you need to come up with a drawing for that word. These drawings are small, only 3×3 inches. Here are some of my favorite drawings thus far.
Here is a current drawing I am working on. This is done on my iPad pro with the pencil tool in Procreate. It has been lots of fun and also very time consuming as I can get obsessive at times when it comes to detail. Stay tuned for the finished drawing.
Peregrine Falcon study, my latest animal obsession.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing.
This illustration came to mind when I was hiking up in Lake County, California. I saw this fence post keeled over on the ground, the other fence posts standing robustly, the barbwire fence in total disarray and the distinct sound of a frog croaking nearby.