Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"My Neighbor Totoro" watercolor

"I also believe that you met the King of the Forest, Mei, and meeting him is a sign of good luck. But that's no guarantee that you'll see him all the time." ~My Neighbor Totoro

I got a commission this week to illustrate Totoro, soo much fun! I got to rewatch the movie for research and then watch it some more while I was painting. Best job ever :}

Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Whispers in the Wind" witchy watercolor

A favorite movie of mine growing up was "Hocus Pocus". I remember trying to recreate scenes with my friends, using an old barbecue pit that was left in the corner of the playground as a cauldron. It was one of the many movies that gave my imagination what it was craving and encouraged me to play.
So, here's my little tribute to magic!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Fairy Friday

Just finished up this lovely creature in time for Fairy Friday! She doesn't have a name yet, I'd love to hear suggestions. She'll be up for sale on my website as soon as possible! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dame Eyola: The Neverending Story

I've been working on concept art for my "Neverending Story" project based off the book written by Michael Ende. I present to you, Dame Eyola! 
Towards the end of the book, Bastian has to go through some trials to get his memories back. He ends up at the House of Change and meets Dame Eyola. She is an inviting, round and red-cheeked woman, as healthy-looking as an apple. At first Bastian thinks that she's wearing a dress of bright, flowered material but quickly learns that she IS leaves, flowers and fruits. At one point during their conversation she picks up a watering can and sprinkles herself with water. It all grows out of her as hair grows out of our heads. Dame Eyola is flowering and bearing fruit because she's happy to see Bastian, but if she were to be sad, she'd wither.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Falkor, the luck dragon: The Neverending Story

Love the Neverending Story? I've been reading and rereading the book; it's jammed packed with amazing imagery I'm excited to explore. I've started illustrating characters everyone is familiar with because of the movie.
For the last week I've been trying to figure out how to use metallic watercolor paint for Falkor's pearly coat. New paint is in the mail, I'm excited to do some more experiments!

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Itty Bitty Ditty Committee - Bob's Burger fan art

This weekend I indulged in making some fan art since Netflix uploaded more seasons of Bob's Burger's to their queue. This is hands down my favorite episode of Bob's Burgers. Gene Belcher starts his own band called the Itty Bitty Diddy Committee. I squealed with laughter the whole time I was working on this piece :}  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dancing, prancing fairies

Here's an oldie that I think I should explore further. Interior illustration from the Papa Didos children's book, "Finding the Oasis" set to come out at the end of this year.