Portrait for #ChristmasWillBeWaiting


Overwhelmed by the support I’ve gotten from this drawing I did of my daughter for the #ChristmasWillBeWaiting drawing request from Alison Sudol’s song of the same name for JK Rowling’s charity, Lumos. Of course, I wanted to contribute! I didn’t know what I was going to draw, so I went with what I know, portraits. I chose a photo of my daughter from when she was a toddler so I could have a good emotional connection to it. The drawing itself was quick. I sat down with a coffee and quiche between my classes with my sketchbook and my box of vine charcoals. I’ve done several sketchbook drawings there. It’s a favorite place for people to work on things since the eating area is so bright and open. I’m happy with the results, though, like anything, there are parts I wish I’d improved, but I see through those to the emotion I was trying to capture.

Download Alison Sudol’s song Christmas Will Be Waiting on iTunes. Proceeds go to support Lumos

Christmas Will Be Waiting – Single by Alison Sudol



Knit Pickett 

This little guy is the first doll I’ve made that is actually larger than the character it’s portraying. I’m working on building an art show using new skills. I made this to see if I could make a textile doll with a wire sculpture core. Well, the answer is yes. 

This is Knit Pickett’s metal core:

Morphed Figure Drawing 

This was an assignment in my figure drawing class where I had to take my realistic drawing of our model and “morph” her into something else. I was teaching myself pastels at the time, so I used my conté sticks for this. I love how it has a Guillermo del Toro feel to it.