Monday, April 6, 2015

New Site!

So I am trying out a new website...check it out and let me know what you think! It has my portfolio on it as well as a blog

Sunday, December 21, 2014

'Tis the Season!

Christmas is this week!!!! This year I made a couple gingerbread houses and I struggled so badly--so like I do,  I made a painting about it :) This is exactly how I felt (only I'm not as talented at making gingerbread houses as this girl seems to be!)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

New post on AndSeven!

The semester is over, and man was it a busy one! I was only enrolled part time, but have had the opportunity to get some contract work with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and some commissioned pieces.

With the permission of my client, I have set up a workshop on AndSeven for this piece. It is a huge family portrait (3 x 2 ft), bigger than anything I've ever painted digitally, but it turned out nice. They ended up printing it on canvas, which I have to say only made it look better (go canvas!)

The dad wrote a memory journal about all his kids before passing away earlier this year. Each person in this piece is represented by the memory their father had about them. It was a tough painting, but fun to work on!

The workshop is really cheap--only $5 if you're interested. Click on the link below

Here is the painting :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Here is a short comic page using the Illustration Friday word "Theatre". The assignment was to use strictly solid black or white with no gradients or values. (Though we were allowed to use 'halftone' which is the dot pattern).

I used the pen tool a lot on this assignment to make clean crisp lines and select shapes that I want.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Design work

Winter Card

We always have huge dinners for Thanksgiving, so we always have to assign seats for dinner. Here is a name place holder for Thanksgiving. The individual pieces can be printed on the colors of paper wanted, and the turkey is built so it can stand on it's own. The name tag can be inserted between the body and feet. 

 This is a Christmas card I made last year. Here is the step by step to how awesome this card is :)

(Everyone loves a little Alice in Wonderland :) )

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Just in time for Halloween

The Bride of Frankenstein. Illustration Friday's word for this week was 'puppet'. I wanted to show a more realistic view of someone being used as a puppet by someone who has control over them. In this painting her marionette  strings have been cut freeing her from control

Monster Monster

This assignment was to use extreme perspective and to put a creature in it that fit the perspective. I wanted to do an old black and white (sepia in this case :) ) movie, but reversed. The little monster is scared of what he heard up the stairs, and like in all good scary movies...he goes to check it out--ALONE

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This was an assignment for my Digital Painting class with Jim Madsen. The assignment was to create a piece in the style of Mark Summers, using the Illustration Friday word for the week which was "Silence". Mark Summers is an amazing illustrator who does scratch board. Definitely check out his work. 

Though I didn't use actual scratch board, the point was to make our digital paintings look like we had. Here is what I came up with:

Thursday, October 2, 2014


This weeks Illustration Friday word was "Wish". The assignment was to make it look like it was pieced together out of flat pieces of paper. I learned a lot working on this assignment (or more, after I finished and learned an easier way:) ) but I think I have 100+ layers!! I usually paint with a lot of layers but NOT this many!

I decided I wanted to do a wishing fountain from the fishes point of view.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tribute to Pernille Orum

The theme for this next piece was "Novelty". Our assignment was to try to imitate the style of a favorite artist. An artist who really inspires me is Pernille Orum. She is an amazing illustrator from Denmark--here is a link to her site if you want to check out her work

Here is my version of "Novelty" in Pernille Orum's style. In her work, she uses a lot of purples and pinks in her shadows which I love! She also has a unique way of stylizing her characters, that as I tried to imitate her found hard to replicate. I love how she designs hair also, and tried to bring that over into this piece.


Saturday, September 20, 2014


This past weeks theme was "Money" for Illustration Friday. I was thinking along the lines of people who come from money, and people who don't...and this is what I came up with!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


This weeks theme for my digital painting class was "Radio". We had to do the assignment as a high key painting, meaning that all the values need to be on the light half of the value scale. You can have some spots that are a little darker, but for the most part everything needs to be really light.

When I started this assignment I had a great idea for color in my head... but I didn't know it was supposed to be high key. Here is the version I thought of at the beginning (not high key :) )

and here is the high key version....
Which do you like better?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Tin Man

So I am taking a digital painting class from Jim Madsen--who is an AMAZING artist! We are so lucky to have him teaching at our school. If you want to see his work, here is a link to his blog

Each week in our class we are to illustrate that weeks work on

This week, the word was "Tin Man"

Here is mine :)

Monday, August 18, 2014


Trent and I went to my nieces dance recital and a woman sat in front of us with a HUGE bun! After her daughter performed she came back to sit with her parents, but was too small to see so she stood between her parents. By the time my niece came out, we couldn't see at all. And mostly because of a bun head. So this piece is dedicated to all the bun heads out there! :)

Also see this piece at my Etsy shop!

Saturday, August 9, 2014


I really wanted to do my version of Cat Woman, so here you go! :)