Monday, November 30, 2015

My Next Book

Not sure why I bother and waste money and time getting these printed, but in the futile hope that people might want it my next book will be my Japanese art. Since it won the award for favorite piece at the last Con I attended, I am using my newest picture as the cover for it.  It won't get printed till next year when I have the money to do it. The new book will be "From the East", featuring my Japanese print style works.


what fun :(

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chessicon After

Well this was the second Chessicon (the convention in place of Darkover). It will most likely be my last. I sold 3 pieces, my smallest and cheapest and that is just not worth my time. I barely broke even.
I did "Win" an award, my "Kitsune Revealed" was voted Best Fantasy Art in the show by those attending. Nice to get an award, but no one bought the picture, so a certificate and ribbon really don't do much for me.
So if anyone want an award winning picture it is still available.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Finished Fox

OK, I finally finished this but the kanji is slightly off. It should say kitsune revealed but it actually says kitsune revelation. The idea here is that the smoke (from incense I guess) is revealing the true nature of the kitsune. You still have the human body and hand but the face is now fox! "Kitsune Revealed", 7 x 15, Acrylic, ProWhite, Micron pen and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 62.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Abused by My Muse

As some of you know, my muse is a brat! He doesn't help when I need him and he insists I do certain art when HE wants me to! I had really hoped to do a rose picture between Monday and this weekend, but instead THIS hit me and had to be done. It is not quite finished (still need the kanji to go one the label/gold rectangle), but overall I like it and it is nearly finished. So here is a work in progress (nearly done) "Kitsuna Revealed".

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My Feelings

"Who are you to change this world, silly boy, no one needs to hear your words..."

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas is Canceled

For many many reasons I may just skip Christmas this year. I have NO money and am not likely to get any between now and Christmas and if I can not get gifts for others I have no holiday. I would make something for the people in my life I give gifts to, but all I can do is art and they don't want that! As for myself, I don't really need anything and I sure don't deserve anything. So I really think this will be a NO Christmas year!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Second Holiday Card Done

I think it is finished, the print version will be slightly cropped and will likely have words on it. But here is the finished original art, "Solstice Stag", 9 x 12, Acrylic, ProWhite and Micron pen on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 61.

Holiday Card WIP 3

Well this would be finished but my husband thinks the background is kind of plain and I feel like the picture still needs something, not sure what. If you have any ideas feel free to make suggestions!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Card Take Two

Well it is the second WIP of the second card for this year. Still a lot of work to finish it, but here is the work in progress.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Goddess Has Arrived

I just got the new books from the printer and they came out fantastic. So as of now if you want a copy of my all female art book, "Goddess Incarnate" email me at and order one (or more). They are $20 each + shipping and contain 24 full color illustrations, plus the front and back cover art.

Second Card WIP

I have no idea where this is going but I hope it will end up being our second card for this year. This is the Work in progress sketch.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wooden Tiger

I had hoped to do several small wooden rounds with animals etc. on them but as with everything else I am not going to get what I want done. But here is one at least, "Tiger Round", 3 inch circle, Acrylic on wood. SOLD prints available. Picture 60.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Card One Done

OK here is the finished art for the first of what is normally 2 cards for the Holidays. This will have words or a word on iy when it is printed as a card and be slightly cropped. "Peace 2015", 9 x 12, Acrylic, ProWhite and Prisma colors on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 59.


Holiday Card WIP

I am getting started way late on my holiday cards this year and even considered not doing one. But here is the WIP of what I have so far. I would add the word Peace over his head and the cloth around him needs to be colored but I have no idea what color to do it, any suggestions?

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Book Available Soon

I finally finished Goddess Incarnate and it should be available next week (it is being printed right now). This is a 28 page, full color soft cover book of my paintings of females. It contains anthropomorphic, fantasy and human figures. If you would like a copy they are $20 each, email me to order.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Golden Girl to Valkyrie

This was started back in May and I just finished it. I called it Golden Girl before because I could not think of a name, now with wings I am finished and it is "Valkyrie". 9 x 12, Acrylic and White Prisma color on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 58

Can't Sleep Post

Well since I can't sleep I decided to scan and upload this little study I did based on a photo of a friends child. He was not nude, just shirtless but I didn't want to draw his pants. This is cropped from the full 9 x 12 page I did it on, it is acrylic and white Prisma on tan toned paper. I really like the look. Not a great likeness but at least it didn't come out to bad. "Child Study". Picture 57

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Finished Commission

Alright, after redoing the mon (symbols on the shoulders) at least 3 times I think they are good now. It now has all the elements and I hope the client is happy with the end product. This is "Guardian of the High Mountain", 8 x 18, Micron pen, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Prints available. Picture 56

Sunday, November 8, 2015

One Step Closer

Almost done, flowers on the brown worked I think,

Japanese Commission Nearly Done

I am still doing some small finishing touches and seeing if the client would mind a pattern on the brown or black. Wolf Samurai WIP 5.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Japanese Commission WIP 4

Here is the 4th WIP of the Wolf Samurai commission. playing delayed email tag with the client and getting some things done before he tells me what he wants and I am not exactly doing what he decided...hope I don't need to change much. Ah well here is the work so far.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Evil Woman

Here is another mostly ink wash picture. I used to do a lot of ink wash back in high school and now I remember why, I really like how it looks and how quickly you can get great effects. This is 9 x 12, Micron pen, India Ink, White Prisma color and Acrylic on grey toned paper. "Demoness", original and prints available. Picture 55

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Finally Started

The commission I got at Pennsic (in August) is finally started. I have had several physical and other set backs that kept me from getting to this. Now I can get it done once the guy who commissioned it OKs a sketch. I did 2 roughs for this, both are based on poses from Japanese prints but I think one is better. Here are the two sketches, both are 8 x 18 on Canson board. Even though these look like different colored boards but that is just bad photo lighting.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Trying to Get Back

This was a somewhat quick picture, drawn over a couple days when  I had a chance to sketch and finished last night and this morning. I thought of several things to do on it but went how it went. Trying to get back to work, I hope to post the sketch for a commission I need to get done soon. "Demon with Dragon Parasol",  9 x 12, Micron pen, India ink wash and White Prisma Color on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 54

Monday, November 2, 2015

Not Doing Well

Not that anyone reads this anymore, but I have to vent a small bit. I will be 60 next year (if I live that long) and right now I am a lot of pain, legs and feet and knees mostly, I am unable to get work done that I need/want to and I am very aware of the limited time I have on this planet! My son dealing with serious health issues isn't helping my mood any either and now we have a couple of our cats that really need to go to the vet but we really can't afford it...depression is hitting hard right now. Just not seeing any hope.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Finished Horned One

Since I used the unfinished version of this picture as my Samhain/Halloween greeting, I was inspired to finish it. "Horned One", 9 x 12, Pencil, ink pen and White Prisma Color pencil on grey toned paper. Original and prints available. Picture 53