Sunset at Clear Lake

I know it has been a long while since I have posted. Here is an illustration I just finished. The lake in this illustration is, Clear Lake and the mountain, Mt Konocti. I had a lot of fun painting the sky and playing with color in this piece.

Adam Schiff

Here is a self promotion editorial political illustration I just finished. The inspiration for this piece, comes from Adam’s Schiff’s impressive closing argument during the Trump trial. It was truly masterful. “Right matters and the truth matters. Otherwise, we are lost.” -Adam Schiff

Working away…

I have been enjoying the process of illustrating in Procreate and creating new illustrations. I never thought I would enjoy drawing digitally so much. Here is a peek at something I am currently working on.

Veganism and planting trees

This week I wrapped up an editorial class that I took from Make Art that Sells, that was taught by Lilla Rogers. The class was very informative and I learned a lot. I highly recommend their courses. It was full of so many talented individuals, each with a diverse style. For our final project, we had to illustrate an article encompassing how veganism and planting trees could help stop global warming. Here is my illustration depicting that article.

Optimism

Are you feeling optimistic about the new year and the new decade? I certainly am! I am SO excited about this year! I am working on a whole slew of new work plus taking classes to update my skills in the illustration world. My husband and I are planning a fun summer vacation to the east coast and as a lover of history, I am very excited to see some historic sites that have been on my bucket list. What are you excited about this year, this decade? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Happy Belated New Year!

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.

Gratitude

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.

“Puddy”

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.

More Catober!

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.

Internet cat
Robot cat
Sushi cat