Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why hello all.  So just another day in paradise at work.  Our regional is coming to visit tomorrow, so it was a mad house to try and get everything cleaned up.  Not to mention our VP of the company is visiting on Tuesday.  So yes. clean! clean! clean!

I'm slowly realizing i am running out of projects to post... what will i do?! well i must find time to create more, i suppose.  but time is what i need to find first.  if you guys find it, let me know.  i'd greatly appreciate it! :)

WARNING:  may contain nude drawings.

Since i minored in studio art, i had to take a nude drawing class.  i have quite a bit of drawings from this class that i am going to split them up for the next few blogs.  SO, if you're not the type to like naked people.  then i would suggest not continuing with the next few blogs.

Above:  Vine charcoal on drawing paper.  Okay, so they're not naked, in fact... they're FULLY clothed.  and in fact, they are eric's former room mates.  hehe. we were practicing the shapes of shadows, only catch is....  no grays. almost similar to a negative, but the opposite.  my favorite part of this piece is the couch on the right hand side.  

Above:  Vine charcoal on newsprint.  so this was pretty difficult to draw the back.  it may not look like it, but it really was.  to get the correct shading to form the softness of the back was extremely hard.  this could have been improved,  but this was just an exercise.

Above:  outdoor latex paint on a wooden cornhole board.  my former room mate works for the American Dairy Association.  she grew up on a dairy farm, so it was only natural to end up in the dairy industry.  her job was throwing a company outing and they had requested i paint a couple cornhole boards.  This was my first paid project and i felt proud.  :)

Above:  graphite on sketchbook paper.  I drew this for a christmas gift idea.  these are my mom's parents.  I miss them so much!

<3 <3 <3

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

people are crazy!!!!

I have never encountered so many difficult and insane people before me getting this job.  It's been 2 years now that I've been here, and it still, somehow, surprises me.

Anyway.  Here are some projects to look at :)

Above:  Multi Media on paper.  I went through a phase of loving tattoo art.  Got some information from Miami Ink.  That phase was short lived. haha.

Above:  Graphite on paper.  The preliminary from the previous piece.

Above:  Graphite on notebook paper.

Above:  Acrylic on bristol paper.  I forget what the assignment was.  But this is pandora's box.

Above:  Wood sculpture with wire.  I expanded my horizons with 3D sculpture.  This was my first class in sculpture.  We predominantly used wire.  But this assignment required to use wood.  The wooden piece was "supposed" to be a heart and the grassy things coming out of it were supposed to be the veins and aorta.  However, in my eyes they resemble conjoined carrots.  haha.  

just 11 days till my vacation =D

Sunday, September 25, 2011


So, another game day to watch :) Mom won tickets to the Indian's last home game of the season, so that should be fun! AAAND the Browns are playing!  The Buckeyes won yesterday, so let's hope the Tribe and the Browns pull their W's.

Here's some more works to enjoy:

Above:  Graphite on drawing paper.  As you can tell, I do a lot of graphite drawings.  This is a still life I had set up in my apartment.  It was a single stroke piece and this too took me roughly 13 hours to complete.

Above:  Permanent ink on paper.  My good friend Allison interned for Columbus Zoo for their marketing team.  She was in charge of the Asia Quest Exhibition and she had asked me to create something for the brochure.

Above:  Graphite on paper.  Our assignment was to partner up with a classmate and use them as our model.

Above:  Charcoal & white conte on drawing paper.  Here's another subtraction piece I made for my room mate at the time.  Her favorite flower was the daisy and I was in the drawing mood.  So I took my drawing pad outside on our apartment complex porch, enjoyed the nice spring weather and drew.  It was one of the most soothing times I have had.  

Above:  Graphite, charcoal, & white conte on drawing paper.  Yet again, a subtraction piece.  I never realized how many of these I had! Anyways the teacher had slides of black and white photos and we were to draw them.  The paper subtraction piece I posted a few days ago, was part of that B&W series.  I really love this piece.  I don't really know why, but I do.

Above:  Ebony pencil on drawing paper.  I was a member of the unofficial OSU Ski & Snowboard club.  One of my closest friends was an officer of the club and had come to me to help design the t-shirt for that year.  It was pretty cool.  The t-shirts had my creation on them.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Game day!!!! Got a wake up call at 8:30 from my lovely boyfriend... so much for sleeping in this morning.  Well... got up an hour later, had breakfast, and then got into card making again.  Didn't do much this time.  Just started brainstorming some ideas.  I actually have a few cards I need to make for people.  I'm really into it. It's really fun! :)

So, I'm sporting my jersey... have the game on... & making cards.  It's beautiful outside and we have the doors wide open. Happy Fall! :)

Here are a few more projects I've done my Sophomore year of college.

Above:  Graphite on Sketchbook Paper.  My friend Karrie, fell asleep on the couch while studying for an Animal Sciences class & I had some art homework to do.  and voile! She became my assignment.

Above:  Graphite on drawing paper.  We had to do an exaggerated self portrait.  I exaggerated my eyebrows, hair, and um chest area.  I love the hair... but everything else I could have improved on.

Above:  Graphite, charcoal and white conte on drawing paper.  Oh hey, just another subtraction piece.  We took various view points of a still life and combined it into one piece.  We were allowed to place things where ever we wanted as long as we use the view point we see.

Above:  Graphite, charcoal, and white conte on brown paper.  We had a still life that involved suspension in the air.  I really like the skeleton and the threads.

Just so you know:
Oh come let's sing Ohio's praise
And songs to Alma Mater raise
While our hearts rebounding thrill
With joy which death alone can still
Summer's heat or winter's cold
The seasons pass the years will roll
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
These jolly days of priceless worth
By far the gladdest days on earth
Soon will pass and we not know
How dearly we love Ohio
We should strive to keep thy name
Of fair repute and spotless fame
So in college halls we'll grow
And love thee better ... OHIO!
Though age may dim our mem'ry's store
We'll think of happy days of yore
True to friend and frank to foe
As sturdy sons of Ohio
If on seas of care we roll
Neath blackened sky or barren shoal
Thoughts of thee bid darkness go
Dear Alma Mater...OHIO!

Friday, September 23, 2011


So, it's finally Friday.  And I'm getting closer to October 8th.  In almost 4 years of being together, Eric and I will be making our very first trip together, that isn't within Ohio.  To my favorite place.... SAN FRANCISCO!!! :) I'm so excited because he's never been and he can't wait!  I know he's going to love it.

Well here's a few more projects I've done these all my sophomore year of college.

So, as you can tell, I still tried to keep up with my anime drawings.  This was done on a scrap piece of cardboard and in permanent marker and graphite. 

Above is all done in graphite on drawing paper.  This was a major test of my ability to create something that required A LOT of my attention.  We took a still life, drew it, and then used crosshatch.  Crosshatching is where you use a series of lines to create the various shades and forms of objects.  This took a total of 13+ hours to complete.  In return for my hard efforts, this piece was mounted in the art building for the rest of that semester.  I felt so accomplished and proud of myself.  It was definitely rewarding.

Above is another subtraction piece.  Our concentration this time was  drawing crumpled paper.  This exercise helped us understand harsh vs. soft shadows.  This also served as an exercise to draw paper that is not in its flat form.  This was tough but once I got into my zone, I just kept drawing and I was quite okay with my result.

Hope you enjoyed today's entry.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What a day....

Talk about rude people almost everyday.... my job consists of dealing with difficult, rude, and sketchy customers. welcome to my life.  But here's some more artwork to cheer me and hopefully, you guys up...

These were, for the most part done in 2004 (either senior year of high school or just getting into my freshman year of college).

Above is acrylic on canvas.  Our AP assignment was to find a photo and use photoshop, abstract it, and then recreate it on a larger scale using acrylic paints.  This was one of my favorites.  Lots of free movement with the brush.

Above is graphite pencil on drawing paper.  This was one of my very first official AP Art assignments and also one of my favorites.  I took a still life and used it to help follow my concentration: Human and animal relationships.  Ironically, since I brought this piece down to college with me... my room mate's dog ended up peeing on it. (RIP Satchmo)

Above is Acrylic on canvas board.  I recreated a photo I had taken for a summer assignment.  Please note the silver medal on the bottom right.  Apparently other people loved it too.

The above drawing and the two below are a few of my favorites.  I have a real passion for drawing eyes.  Whether it be anime or real humans' eyes.  The one above is my most favorite of all to date.  Also, don't be fooled.  It's really like an inch or two big.  This kind of makes it look a lot larger than it really is.  

One of my favorite shows.  I'm a kid at heart :)

I did this my senior year of high school in AP art.  It was ink and press.  I was trying to show the contentment between girl and dog.  She feels a sense of security and happiness knowing she's got a companion as loyal as a dog.

Above is graphite, charcoal and white conte on drawing paper.  It's a subtractive piece, where we cover the whole piece of paper with charcoal and use our kneaded eraser as our drawing tool.  This one is one of my favorites.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Another birthday card

So, I really should be going to bed at 10:51 and I have to be up at 5:30 AM.  but I needed to make Ben's (my younger brother) girlfriend's birthday card.

She's a fashion design major and I decided to go with something with that theme.  I really enjoy this one.  Much better than the first one I made.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

First time card making

Why hello there.

So I'm not really looking forward to starting work again.  I will be traveling 2 days a week to an off-site location that's farther than work.  Which meaaaaaannnnnnns, I need to get up earlier.

Anyway, so, I had been saying, I really want to follow my aunt and cousin's footsteps and start making my own cards.  Let's just say I really need to start branching out on my creativity.  Here's the first card I made for Eric's mom's birthday.  It's a little amateurish looking and somewhat kiddish.  But oh well. Like I said, it's my first one everrrr!

I even made my own envelope too.  It was kind of hard to figure out what is the appropriate size for it. But I improvised.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

herro thuuuurrrr

Oh heyyyyyyyyyy!

So, it's been a crazy three weeks for work.... omg.... ready for my vacation in October.  Can't it come any sooner?!

Anyway, here are a few more pictures for your guys' entertainment (mainly cousin emily's) ;)

yuuuuup! cartoons were my thing back in high school... lol!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

First Blog everrrrr

Hello all,

So, I'm trying out this blog thing.  Just to get a feel for what a lot of people are talking about.  So... I kind of want a way to document all of my art work in case my computer decides to crap out on me or in case a natural disaster occurs since mother nature seems to be going through menopause.

Let's start with what I have done when I was a young girl.  I was a HUGE fan of Sailormoon, a Japanese Anime Series.  The pictures below are just a pinch of the drawings I had done throughout my childhood, all the way through high school.  I guess you could say I was not in the popular crowd and did not go through normal high school phases. I was a child at heart.

 Please note:  My very first few pictures look NOWHERE near what the above ones look like... they were crap.  :)

Anyway, I suppose I can end on this note.... let's see how long I keep up with this blog thing.  Byeeeeee!