Daily Drawings Day 136 through 146

•November 28, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Day 136 – Went for a bitty painting instead of a drawing. This is oil on canvas board.

deaths head moth painting

Day 137 – One of the Chiara Bautista fan pages asked for work inspired by her and to hashtag it #inspiredbychiara Not very many people submitted and they never followed up on it, but here was my contribution. I also went back and tagged the one that I did last year for the Drawlloween prompt “Mask”.

inspired by chiara bautista

Day 138 – Queen of Hearts. My niece was here and I asked her for a drawing suggestion for the daily drawing. She suggested President Bunny but since that was such a terribly hot topic at the moment (and still) I opted for a Queen Bunny instead.

She is on RedBubble.

queen of hearts bunny

Day 139 – another venture off to “Sketch my Face”. Not a lot of people have been adding new photos. I may have to find another place to steal face reference from.


Day 140 – Bunny (Baron) Samedi – I have this one in my idea list for quite a while and am super happy I finally had time. This one is on RedBubble.

Bunny Baron Samedi

Day 141 – Straight Jacket Rabbit – because some days it just isn’t worth gnawing through the restraints.

straight jacket rabbit

Day 142 – Happened to fall on Doctor Who day. I got a little overambitious with this one and didn’t get if finished on the day of. I posted the partial on Instagram… then finished it and the next day’s on the next day.

TARDIS in the wild

Day 143 – Cat in the Moon

cat in the moon

Day 144 – Great Tree of Peace and Clans

Great Tree of Peace

Day 145 – Three Green Mice

three green mice

Day 146 – Masonic Owl. Done as a thank you for a photographer for helping me with medical tattoo documentation.

masonic owl

That’s it for this one. I am seriously behind today and still need to draw today’s daily drawing and tomorrow’s client’s appointment.



Daily Drawings Days 123 through 135

•November 14, 2016 • 2 Comments

Day 123 – I had started this to show to a client for her tattoo. When she came in (before she had seen the drawing) she told me she wanted to go a different direction with the piece. This layout would no longer work. I opted not to show it to her , abandoned the daily drawing that I had started for this day and finished this one instead.

winged blue tiger

Day 124 – Ran out of time towards the end of the night. “Sketch My Face” is always a good resource when I don’t have a lot of time.

sketch my face

Day 125 – Poppies with a Mucha influence.

much poppies

Day 126 – Mushrooms. This is the drawing that I had started on day 123 and abandoned. So technically this one wasn’t done from start to finish in the one day. Oh well. They can’t fire me.

On a random note… I lost a bunch of Instagram followers when I posted the mushrooms. I had no idea people found mushrooms so offensive.


Day 127 – Fu Bat.

fu bat and peonies

Day 128 – Daruma Cat

Daruma Cat

Day 129 – A guy that I know (who happens to be named Guy, so that reads funny to me) had posted a snippet from an article about dropping “nuisance beavers” into certain areas via parachutes during the 1950s. He asked a few artists to please render their versions of Fifties nuisance paratrooper beavers. As far as I know, none of them did, but I couldn’t get the visual out of my head so I took a bash at it anyhow. I gave this one a reserve chute as I felt more comfortable about him being airborne with a back up plan.

I think this Beaver could take care of himself either way.

fifties nuisance paratrooper beaver

Day 130 – Sleeping Fox.

sleeping fox

Day 131 – Bunnerfly?

pastel bunnerfly

Day 132 – Young Satyr (Faun) and judgemental raccoon


Day 133 – Opossum – When I was little I had a book called “Just the Thing for Geraldine”. I had hoped that I would find what was just the thing for me. I think that I found it.

just the thing for geraldine

Day 134 – Myron. Poor Myron. He tries so hard. I hope things work out for him. Everyone deserves to love and be loved in return.


Day 135

bird lotus hand

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet! May your life be full of unexpected beauty and gifts.


Second Half of Drawlloween 2016

•November 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Drawlloween Prompt “Full Moon” and Daily Drawing Day 108

I decided to use the Drawlloween prompt “full moon” as an excuse to make another RedBubble Monster. So two pet kittens became one “monster” kitty. Personally I think two heads just makes a kitten twice as cute.

two headed kitten

The next Drawlloween Prompt was “Mad Science Monday” but I have to confess that I didn’t do a daily drawing that day. This one was made out of order on another day that I had more time. (It’s a Lab Rat.)

Mad Scientist Lab Rat

Daily Drawing day 109 and Drawlloween Prompt “Nosfera-Tuesday”. Perhaps a Nosferabbit?


Daily drawing Day 110 and Drawlloween Prompt “Witchcraft Wednesday”

Witchcraft Kitty

Daily Drawing Day 111 and Drawlloween Prompt “Horses and Headless Men”.

Halloween Horse

Daily Drawing Day 112 and Drawlloween Prompt Phantom Phriday.

Lady in White

Daily Drawing Day 113 and Drawlloween Prompt “Bat-urday”

blue bat

Daily Drawing Day 114 and Drawlloween Prompt “Superstition Sunday”.

Lucky Rabbit’s Foot. I remember how traumatized I was when I was little and I realized that a lucky rabbit’s foot was ACTUALLY a rabbit’s foot.

lucky rabbit's foot

Daily Drawing Day 115 and Drawlloween Prompt “Mechanical Monstrosity”.

Puddle Stomping Robot

Daily Drawing Day 116 and Drawlloween Prompt “Entombed”. When I did a search on this idea I found out that Dragonfly in Amber is a book by Diana Gabaldon. It’s the second in a series. I downloaded the first book to my iPad and am enjoying it so far. There is also a series on television (I think it is called Outlander) based on the books, but I want to read them before I go looking for that.

Dragonfly in Amber

Daily Drawing Day 117 and Drawlloween Prompt “They came from Outer Space”. These adorable little aliens are from Doctor Who. They are called Adipose and they are birthed from human fat (which they take a way a pound at a time). I think it sounds like a great idea.

Adipose (Doctor Who)

Daily Drawing day 118 and Drawlloween Prompt “Call of C’thursday”.


Daily Drawing Day 119 and Drawlloween Prompt “Go Go Ghosts”. I only drew one go-go ghost.

go go ghost

Daily Drawing Day 120 and Drawlloween Prompt “Black Caturday”. Was trying for a Day of the Dead sort of feel.
Everytime I draw a black cat with a pink nose I am reminded of a very weird conversation that I had with a client about black cats. If you think of it, ask me about it sometime. It is appropriate for internet sharing.

day of the dead cat

Daily Drawing Day 121 and Drawlloween Prompt “Skulls and Skeletons”. This one wasn’t a drawing and I didn’t finish it. But this is as far as I got that day.

underpainting of skull (in oils)

Daily Drawing Day 122 and Drawlloween Prompt “Trick or Treat”. I didn’t feel particularly inspired by the prompt and once again this is not a drawing. It is at least finished. This is indeed an egg (people asked) or technically an egg shell since I had the foresight to removed the liquidy bits before I painted on it with oil paint.

eye painted on egg

And so passes another Drawlloween month. I enjoyed myself and hope that I am able to do it again next year.

Thank you to all of you that read my blog and give me wonderful support and especially to those of you that have told me you find my work inspiring.

Drawlloween 2016 (first half)

•October 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I decided to split this one in half so that the post wouldn’t be quite so large this year.

Drawlloween Prompt “Return from the Dead” – Daily Drawing Day 93

return my heart from the dead

Drawlloween Prompt “Carnival Creeps” and Daily Drawing Day 94

Carnival Creeps

Drawlloween Prompt “Mummy Monday” and Daily Drawing Day 95

Egyptian Mummy Cat

Drawlloween Prompt “Tentacle Tuesday” and Daily Drawing Day 96

Young Ursula and a poor unfortuante soul

Drawlloween Prompt “Better Gnomes and Goblins” and Daily Drawing Day 97

Gnome Couple

Drawlloween Prompt “Urban Legends” and Daily Drawing Day 98

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Drawlloween Prompt “What Lies in the Mist” and Daily Drawing Day 99

I really love this one. He is on RedBubble, but I think I am going to keep the original.

Guardian of Gaderen's Forest

Drawlloween Prompt “8 Legs and 1000 Eggs” and Daily Drawing Day 100

Victorian Spider Lady

Drawlloween Prompt “He’s a Dummy, Doll”  and Daily Drawing Day 101

sad marionette

Drawlloween Prompt “Demonday” and Daily Drawing Day 102

Personal Demons.

personal demons

Drawlloween Prompt “Slimy Swamps, Foggy Bogs” and Daily Drawing Day 103

Dagobah Bunny


and the response I got from Google when I went to check to make sure I was spelling Dagobah correctly…

did you mean to go to Dagobah?

Who knew google could get you all the way to Dagobah?

Drawlloween Prompt “I’ve Got a Hunchback” and Daily Drawing Day 104

gargoyle on shpere drawing

Drawlloween Prompt “Thursday the Thirteenth” and Daily Drawing Day 105

I have to admit that I found nothing to be inspired in by Thursday the Thirteenth. My original plan was to draw a black cat on the number 13. Then I saw a post by RedBubble that they were having another Drawing Suggestion thing. People post photos of their pets on Instagram under the hashtag #RBPetMonsters and the Red Bubble artists redraw them. This was the first one that I did (the other was done separately from my daily drawings or the Drawlloween project so I won’t post it here.)


Drawlloween Prompt “Scarecrow Row” and daily Drawing Day 106

crow scaring his friend

Drawlloween Prompt “Drive-In Creature Feature” and Daily Drawing Day 107

I really really wanted to do something with Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster – but I just didn’t have enough time. Perhaps I can do something with them both on another prompt.

This is my first drawing on the new smaller size tinted paper. I am hoping that I can use it more to get my drawings done a little bit quicker.

drive in creature feature

More to come in another two weeks.

Thank you everyone who has supported me and my artistic endeavors. You all keep me going in ways that you can’t imagine.

Thank you.


Daily Drawings Days 81 – 92

•October 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Still at it. Still bad at keeping them updated here. Some of these are on RedBubble, but since the cut and paste link feature appears to not be working… you will have to follow the general RedBubble link at the top of this page if you would like to see which ones.

If there is an original of these that you are interested in, or one that you would like to see specifically on RedBubble, please let me know.


Day 81 – Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Day 82 – Unicorn


Day 83 – Fruit Bat


Day 84 – Rabbit Ears

tinfoil rabbit ears

Day 85 – Three Eyed Bunny

Enlightened Rabbit

Day 86 – Fireflies in Jar

fireflies in a jar

Day 87 – Too Much

A “back in the day” friend used to say “Can’t dance, can’t sing, too fat to fly” I think this bunny has had a little too much to eat to be flying anywhere for a while.

flying rabbit that is too full to fly

Day 88 – Aviator Bunny

These however seem very capable.

aviator rabbits

Day 89 – Night Bird

Night Bird

Day 90 – Owl and PussyCat

owl and pussycat

Day 91 – Sloth with Coffee (Sloffee)

I don’t drink coffee, but I love my caffeine this much. I am also completely useless in the morning rather I have any or not, but the caffeine helps.

This one is on RedBubble.

Sloth Coffee - Sloffee

Day 82 – Stormy Weather

It seems as though our troubles are essentially of our own making.

stormy weather

Daily Drawings (and suitable substitutes) Days #61 – 80

•September 20, 2016 • 4 Comments

I didn’t realize that it had been so long since I updated this. Since I am out of commission for most functional task with some sort of illness (which I have un-affectionately dubbed “the Plague) I have time for computer stuff.

Enough whining (for now)

Day 61 – Coyote Present

Coyote, the Trickster. Coyote brings us lessons that we need to learn but don’t necessarily appreciate at the time.

Coyote Present

Day 62 – Dr Frank N Bun

A nod to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the immortal Dr Frank N Furter.

Frank N Bun

Day 63 – Red Wing Black Bird

I was given a hard time about this one by a couple of people because there is “nothing weird about it”. I did this one because I was really missing my daughter and the red wing blackbirds always make me think of her (like so many other things do).

Red Wing Black Bird

Day 64 – CATerpillar

Or the Cheshire Caterpillar. This one is on RedBubble.

Cheshire Caterpillar

Day 65 – Pumpkin Cat

I have to admit I am a little bit excited for the cooler weather to make it’s appearance.

Pumpkin Cat

Day 66 – Sidewalk Fox

Since I participated in the Perry Chalk Festival Last year I have been telling myself that I should get out an practice. I hadn’t. This summer has been so hot and dry that I finally decided I should take advantage of it. This fox was done in the end of our driveway and lasted really well (for a week or so?).

sidewalk fox

What he looked like from the other direction.


Day 67 – Sketch my Face

I am always hesitant about doing these as I don’t know how the person in the photo is going to react. I had a good feeling about this one since her user name is @totallydeadbabies, I figured she had a good sense of humor. She does.

Sketch my Face

Day 68 – Sidewalk Bunny

Since the fox was a fairly successful experiment (and was holding up so well) I tried another one using perspective. These are really weird as they look kind of okay when you are standing there – but much better when viewed through a camera (as it becomes a single point you are looking at if from instead of the stereoscopic view your eyes would provide). Here are both angles – I actually really like the inverted one.


Day 69 – Limited Time Offer

Got a phone call a day or two after I posted this from a friend who wanted to know if I would be willing to tattoo this on him. But of course! Since I only tattoo them once, if you would like one for your own you can check out RedBubble and get a version of him there.


Day 70 – Bubble Bunny

Also on RedBubble


Day 71 – Flip Flop Bird

Inspired by a little rehabbing birdie who was floating around the internet. His footwear was described as snow shoes or flip flops depending on which version of the story you came across. I went with the flip flops. I do have to admit that I cheated a bit on this one. I had put the background in REALLY roughly the morning that I drew this and have cleaned it up some before scanning it to be put here.

Bird in Flip Flops

Day 72 – Tiger Shark

I was told it looks more like a tabby. Either way, I was very pleased with this one and it is also on RedBubble.


Day 73 – Teeny Silver Point

I was in a hurry and was starting my seminar with Rob Liberace the next morning. I was gathering up my supplies and decided a quick silverpoint piece was in order since I hadn’t worked with it in a bit.


Day 74 – Silverpoint Julie

My intention was to keep up with my daily drawings outside of what I was doing in the Workshop (as I normally do during the week outside of my normal tattoo work) unfortunately my health was far less than stellar the week of the workshop and utter exhaustion was sending me to bed every night pretty much right when I got home. There would be no extra work this week.

This is (some of) Julie. She poses for us regularly and I left her head off at Rob’s request. He wanted us to focus on one portion of the body at a time beginning with the torso and not to do the face as we could easily get too caught up in creating a likeness to get anything else done.


Day 75 – Silverpoint Sally

Same thing but with more time. I had everything except her head done again at Rob’s request, but in the last 2o minutes or so I just had to give her a face. I couldn’t leave her with everything else done and no head. Seemed too creepy. So I feel like her head was a little bit rushed, but I do like it better than when she had none.


Day 76 – Monique Head Studies

The three heads on the right were done fairly quickly and then more time spent on the main head (obviously). I was not encouraged to lay this out this way. It was pointed out to me that it was not aesthetically pleasing. Since I don’t do anything with ANY of the figure or portrait work that I do I figured this really wasn’t a big deal. My apologies if it offends your sensibilities. The ink figure on the end is Sally posing for the other half of the room since I didn’t use the full 15 minutes making the little watercolor of the back of Monique’s head.


Day 77 – Sally Watercolor


Day 78 – Monique Watercolor


Day 79 – Silverpoint

Day 79 was Saturday and I was supposed to go back to work and start on an Alice in Wonderland sleeve that I am very excited about. The Plague had other ideas and I spent most of the day on the couch feeling sorry for myself and watching NetFlix. I also made these.



That one is silver point, splattered watercolor and sharpie. I am interested to see how all of this ages on the plike paper.

Day 80 – Sick Day Dragon

Obviously at this point I am still sick. I am not happy about it. The kitties are thrilled that I am spending so much time in bed. They keep trying to comfort me by laying on my chest, which is not super helpful when it’s already hard to breathe. I love them so I let them stay anyhow.











Daily Drawing Series Day 47 through 60

•August 29, 2016 • 2 Comments

Day 47 – Bambi and Thumper

do you suppose I can get in trouble for naming them that?

female faun and rabbit

Day 48 – Teacup Dormouse

Obviously one of the days with much less time.

teacup dormouse

Day 49 – Wizard Kitty

This little wizard makes me super happy every time that I look at him. This one did make it to RedBubble. I haven’t been putting as many of them on there lately.

wizard kitty

Day 50 – Cosmic Moth (CosMoth)

Having lots of fun with the different colored paper. Although I definitely prefer the toned tan, some of the other colors work better for other projects.

cosmic moth cosmoth

Day 51 – Is it Better to Burn out? or to Fade Away?

I hear this in my head in the voice of the Kerrigan from the movie Highlander. I know it is a song also, but this line will always belong to the Kerrigan.

better to burn out than to fade away

Day 52 – Purple Panda

purple panda with balloon and bunny friend

Day 53 – In our Own Bubbles

I think a lot of the time we don’t realize how protected we are – and how vulnerable we could be.

wolf and bunnies in bubbles

Day 54 – BumbleBears (BearBees)

I thought these little guys were super adorable and was very pleased with them as characters. The internet was spectacularly ‘meh’ about them. You never know what is going to strike a chord with people (and what isn’t). If this drawing hangs around long enough I may go back into it and put some green leaves softly in the background. You never know.

bumble bears bearbees

Day 55 – Drink Me

drink me bottle

Day 56 – Castle Dragon starter set

I was wondering to myself about what little bitty castle dragons would attack before they were full on castle destroying entities.

baby castle dragon

Day 57 – Rodeer


Day 58 – Lantern

crystal lantern

Day 59 – PepperMint Mouse

Turns out that peppermint oil is supposed to be a good way to rid your home of unwanted mice. I figure there has to be that mouse out there that loves the stuff.

peppermint mouse

Day 60 – Inverted Fish

The drawing on the left is the original drawing and the normal looking is inverted in photoshop. I would love to do more of these and check how they are coming out throughout the process. I didn’t check this one flipped until I decided that I was finished with it. There may be more of these as I have been wondering what to do with the white paper that came in the variety pack of papers that I bought. Who wants white paper when there are so many options available?

inverted goldfish drawing

Feedback on these drawings has dropped off and I have started running again so I don’t know if I will continue to make them daily.

If you would like to see me continue, drop me an encouraging note and/or let me know. I would appreciate it very much.

Thank you!!!