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. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Fairyring maintenance watercolor

Who else, but a grumpy gnome would be fairyring maintenance? 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Snuffaluffagus dragon gouache painting

"a Snuffaluffagus dragon, need I say more?" 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"Away we go" original painting

"Away we go", gouache on Arches 300 lb. watercolor paper | 2016

Challenging yourself is always a fun activity and I try to do it whenever I get the chance. For this painting, I wanted to create a night time scene. It was particularly a challenge to create clouds that worked both in the image and without.