AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 21

("Gollum". Friday 2/7/14. Pen.)

(“Gollum”. Friday 2/7/14. Pen.)

("Anime". Sat. 2/8/14. Pen.)

(“Anime”. Sat. 2/8/14. Pen.)

("Deer woman". Sunday 2/9/14.)

(“Deer woman”. Sunday 2/9/14.)

("Ice Truck Killer". Monday 2/10/14. Pen.)

(“Ice Truck Killer”. Monday 2/10/14. Pen.)

("Cleo". Tuesday 2/11/14. Pen.)

(“Cleo”. Tuesday 2/11/14. Pen.)

("Egypt". Wednesday 2/12/14. Sharpie.)

(“Egypt”. Wednesday 2/12/14. Sharpie.)

("Valentine". Thursday 2/13/14. Pen. Sorry, I got kind of morbid.)

(“Valentine”. Thursday 2/13/14. Pen. Sorry, I got kind of morbid.)

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AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 20

Twenty weeks down, thirty two more weeks to go…

This week I discovered the work of Aubrey Beardsley, who I highly recommend you look up. I absolutely adore his style, my favorite piece being his portrayal of Ali Baba.

That being said, this week’s drawings have a definite Art deco inspiration.

("Aphrodite Wine". Friday 1/31/14. Sharpie.)

(“Aphrodite Wine”. Friday 1/31/14. Sharpie.)

("Fashion". Tuesday 2/1/14. Pen.)

(“Fashion”. Saturday 2/1/14. Pen.)

("Moe Cigarette Ad". Sunday 2/2/14. Pen and Sharpie.)

(“Moe Cigarette Ad”. Sunday 2/2/14. Pen and Sharpie.)

("Moe Sign", Monday 2/3/14, Sharpie.)

(“Moe Sign”, Monday 2/3/14, Sharpie.)

("Kitsune", Tuesday 2/4/14. Sharpie.)

(“Kitsune”, Tuesday 2/4/14. Sharpie.)

("Witchcraft". Wednesday 2/5/14. Pen.)

(“Witchcraft”. Wednesday 2/5/14. Pen.)

("Phoenix". Thursday 2/6/14. Colored Pencil and Pen.)

(“Phoenix”. Thursday 2/6/14. Colored Pencil and Pen.)

La Cartomancie

I’ve been so busy with my Art a Day project I haven’t had a chance to post much finished work, so I thought I’d put this one up.

This is a special piece for a few friends of mine.

The request was for me to draw a Rom Fortune teller.

Lately, I’ve been working with ink, and doing black and white as opposed to a lot of color, so I really got to explore some fine detail work in pen, which I truly enjoyed.

I’m actually thinking about taking this style and turning it into an animation (eventually…)

("La Cartomancie")

(“La Cartomancie”)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 17

Hey everyone! So I’ve decided to switch things up a bit and not include the time it took to draw the pictures (just because it doesn’t seem relevant anymore). I’ve learned that I cannot, due to my own creative process, other projects, or work, sit down in one setting and draw a picture. That being said, all the pictures still will be drawn in a 24 hour period every day until sometime in September.

If anyone really wants me to include times I will, but for now I think I’ll just write the date and title of my little doodles.

("Tsuchigumo". Friday 1/10/14. Start - 2:05 pm. End - 2:35 pm. Pen.)

(“Tsuchigumo”. Friday 1/10/14. Pen.)

("AD Design". Saturday 1/19/14)

(“AD Design”. Saturday 1/19/14. Sharpie.)

And that makes another notebook full of drawings! Now to book 3…

("Native American Mucha". Sunday 1/12/14. Pen.)

(“Native American Mucha”. Sunday 1/12/14. Pen.)

("Woman on the moon". Monday 1/13/14. Pen.)

(“Woman on the moon”. Monday 1/13/14. Pen.)

("Tribal". Tuesday 1/14/14. Pen.)

(“Tribal”. Tuesday 1/14/14. Pen.)

("Evil Queen". Wednesday 1/15/14. Pen.)

(“Evil Queen”. Wednesday 1/15/14. Pen.)

("Aslan". Thursday 1/16/14. Pen.)

(“Aslan”. Thursday 1/16/14. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 16

("Hypnotist". Friday 1/3/14. Start - 10:23 pm. End - 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Hypnotist”. Friday 1/3/14. Start – 10:23 pm. End – 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

("Art Deco Negative". Saturday 1/4/14. Start - 9:38 am. End - 10:51 am. Sharpie.)

(“Art Deco Negative”. Saturday 1/4/14. Start – 9:38 am. End – 10:51 am. Sharpie.)

("Babysitter". Sunday 1/5/14. Start - 9:45 am. End - 10:35 am. Sharpie.)

(“Babysitter”. Sunday 1/5/14. Start – 9:45 am. End – 10:35 am. Sharpie.)

("Star Money". Monday 1/6/14. Start - 2:32 pm. End - 8:53 pm. Pen.)

(“Star Money”. Monday 1/6/14. Start – 2:32 pm. End – 8:53 pm. Pen.)

("C&C". Tuesday 1/7/14. Start - 2:05 pm. End - 2:45 pm. Sharpie.)

(“C&C”. Tuesday 1/7/14. Start – 2:05 pm. End – 2:45 pm. Sharpie.)

("Kasa Obake". Wednesday 1/8/14. Start - 2:37 pm. End - 2:59 pm. Pen.)

(“Kasa Obake”. Wednesday 1/8/14. Start – 2:37 pm. End – 2:59 pm. Pen.)

("Yokai". Thursday 1/9/13. Start - 2:32 pm. End - 3:00 pm. Pen.)

(“Yokai”. Thursday 1/9/13. Start – 2:32 pm. End – 3:00 pm. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 15

This week’s experiment was all about fairy tales (the original, super dark versions) and drawing in pen. My friends graciously let me use their images in this week’s drawings.

This was kind of a blast from the past for me. I used to draw stuff in pen like this all the time growing up – little doodles with a ton of tiny details. It really made me happy to be doing this again. And it inspired some new work, which I’ll post in another blog when I’ve finished it.

("Manpunzel". Friday 12/27/13. Start - 8:50 pm. End - 10:20 pm. Pen.)

(“Manpunzel”. Friday 12/27/13. Start – 8:50 pm. End – 10:20 pm. Pen.)

("Letter decoration". Saturday 12/28/13. Start - 7:45 am. End - 1:31 pm. Pen.)

(“Letter decoration”. Saturday 12/28/13. Start – 7:45 am. End – 1:31 pm. Pen.)

("Page decoration". Sunday 12/29/13. Start - 5:01 pm. End - 5:39 pm. Pen.)

(“Page decoration”. Sunday 12/29/13. Start – 5:01 pm. End – 5:39 pm. Pen.)

("Snow White". Monday 12/30/13. Start - 8:30 pm. End - 10:47 pm. Pen.)

(“Snow White”. Monday 12/30/13. Start – 8:30 pm. End – 10:47 pm. Pen.)

("Tam Lin". Tuesday 12/31/13. Start - 10:32 pm. End - 12:34 am. Pen.)

(“Tam Lin”. Tuesday 12/31/13. Start – 10:32 pm. End – 12:34 am. Pen.)

("The Four Clever Brothers". Wednesday 1/1/14. Start - 9:30 am. End - 1: 56 pm. Pen.)

(“The Four Clever Brothers”. Wednesday 1/1/14. Start – 9:30 am. End – 1: 56 pm. Pen.)

("Cinderella". Art deco style. Thursday 1/2/14. Start - 8:00 pm. End - 8:29 pm. Pen.)

(“Cinderella”. Art deco style. Thursday 1/2/14. Start – 8:00 pm. End – 8:29 pm. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 10

So this is my tenth week of drawing one picture a day. I’ve learned so much about myself already. What type of art I like, what things inspire me the most, how much willpower I have. That I take really crappy pictures of my artwork. All very exciting things.

As of this post I have 4 more pages left in my drawing pad: an entire book filled with my artwork.

This week has been one of my favorites.

Theme- “Outside the box”

("Negative Koi". Friday 11/22/13. Start- 2:42 pm. End- 10:43 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Negative Koi”. Friday 11/22/13. Start- 2:42 pm. End- 10:43 pm. Sharpie.)

("Outside the comic". Saturday 11/23/13. Start- 4:55 pm. End- 5:29 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Outside the comic”. Saturday 11/23/13. Start- 4:55 pm. End- 5:29 pm. Sharpie.)

("Squashed Deco". Sunday 11/24/13. Start- 6:34 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Squashed Deco”. Sunday 11/24/13. Start- 6:34 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Sharpie.)

("Oni Box". Monday 11/25/13. Start - 3:06 pm. End - 10:29 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Oni Box”. Monday 11/25/13. Start – 3:06 pm. End – 10:29 pm. Sharpie.)

("Fan art- Wonder Woman". Tuesday 11/26/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 1:19 am. Sharpie. Comics are awesome.)

(“Fan art- Wonder Woman”. Tuesday 11/26/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 1:19 am. Sharpie. Comics are awesome.)

("Fan art - Batman". Wednesday 11/27/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Fan art – Batman”. Wednesday 11/27/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

("Fan art- Superman". Thursday 11/28/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 5:48 pm. Sharpie. Happy Thanksgiving!)

(“Fan art- Superman”. Thursday 11/28/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 5:48 pm. Sharpie. Happy Thanksgiving!)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 7

("Hanging Doll". Friday 11/1/13. Start- 9:02 pm. End- 9:34 pm. Sharpie. Totally was not feeling like drawing, obviously.)

(“Hanging Doll”. Friday 11/1/13. Start- 9:02 pm. End- 9:34 pm. Sharpie. Totally was not feeling like drawing, obviously.)

("Transformation". Saturday 11/2/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 10:32 pm. Sharpie. Picture came out a little wonky.)

(“Transformation”. Saturday 11/2/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 10:32 pm. Sharpie. Picture came out a little wonky.)

("Eating Flowers". Sunday 11/3/13. Start- 7:32 pm. End- 9:43 pm. Pencil and Sharpie. My favorite from this week! I didn't realize how long it takes to do pointillism though.)

(“Eating Flowers”. Sunday 11/3/13. Start- 7:32 pm. End- 9:43 pm. Pencil and Sharpie. My favorite from this week! I didn’t realize how long it takes to do pointillism though.)

("Ophelia". Monday 11/4/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 11:03 pm. Sharpie. I think you can tell what mood I'm  by looking at each drawing. Or at least I can. Winter is setting in. Blah.)

(“Ophelia”. Monday 11/4/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 11:03 pm. Sharpie. I think you can tell what mood I’m by looking at each drawing. Or at least I can. Winter is setting in. Blah.)

("Anathomen Draco". Tuesday 11/513. Start- 12:02 pm. End- 1:28 pm. Sharpie and Pencil. I've noticed that with a lot of these drawings there is potential for a more fully fleshed out idea, but I can't really express what I want in one day's worth of drawing.)

(“Anathomen Draco”. Tuesday 11/513. Start- 12:02 pm. End- 1:28 pm. Sharpie and Pencil. I’ve noticed that with a lot of these drawings there is potential for a more fully fleshed out idea, but I can’t really express what I want in one day’s worth of drawing.)

("Apocalyptic Ballet". Wednesday 11/6/13. Start- 2:36 pm. End- 9:42 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Apocalyptic Ballet”. Wednesday 11/6/13. Start- 2:36 pm. End- 9:42 pm. Sharpie.)

("Aurora Borealis". Thursday 11/7/13. Start- 8:21 pm. End- 9:28 pm. Sharpie and Colored Pencil.)

(“Aurora Borealis”. Thursday 11/7/13. Start- 8:21 pm. End- 9:28 pm. Sharpie and Colored Pencil.)

AAD (Art a Day): The First Week

Well, I’ve almost survived the first week of drawing a finished piece of artwork every day. It’s a fascinating project – I feel like I’m learning so much about my art and myself, even though it’s only been  a few days.

The first few were easy because it was the weekend. The real challenge came when I had to work my full time day job, dance, and then run home to finish a picture each day.

Needless to say I had some very late nights.

So here we go: the first round of my Art a Day project.

Keep in mind that art a “Day” to me doesn’t necessarily have to fall within the traditional sense. If I finished a picture after midnight (technically the start of a new day), I still count the picture as finished on the day it started (as long as I haven’t gone to bed, the day is not over yet).

Also, these are, of course, not going to be perfect. There are days where I am not going to want to draw at all, but I will anyway. I want to see what kind of things I can pull out of my brain, even when I’m not feeling creative or imaginative at all.

(Harlequin - Saturday 9/21/13. Start time: 9:30 am. End: 3:00 pm. Sharpie.)

(Harlequin – Saturday 9/21/13. Start time: 9:30 am. End: 3:00 pm. Sharpie.)

(Fairy. Saturday 9/21/13. Start- 5:00 pm. End- 8:16 pm. Colored Pencil.)

(Fairy. Saturday 9/21/13. Start- 5:00 pm. End- 8:16 pm. Colored Pencil.)

(Flower Children. Sunday 9/22/13. Start- 11:12 am. End- 6:15 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Flower Children. Sunday 9/22/13. Start- 11:12 am. End- 6:15 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Sunflowers. Monday 9/23/13. Start- 8:10 pm. End- 11:45 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Sunflowers. Monday 9/23/13. Start- 8:10 pm. End- 11:45 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Art Deco Peacock. Tuesday 9/25/13. Start 9:12 pm. End- 12:49 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to  Chiara for the idea!)

(Art Deco Peacock. Tuesday 9/24/13. Start 9:12 pm. End- 12:49 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Chiara for the idea!)

(La Llorona. Wednesday 9/26/13. Start- 8:12 pm. End- 12:46 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Pepe for the idea!)

(La Llorona. Wednesday 9/25/13. Start- 8:12 pm. End- 12:46 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Pepe for the idea!)

(Harvest Moon. Thursday 9/26/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Janice for the Harvest Moon idea!)

(Harvest Moon. Thursday 9/26/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Thanks to Janice for the Harvest Moon idea!)