Saturday, October 1, 2011

This day, we fight!

I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day….But it is not this day! This day, we fight!

I was needing Aragorn today... <3

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hello hello!

So I have not forgotten about the 30 day challenge.. but I did make some sweet posters for a staff event at my theatre!

Here you go:

Monday, September 12, 2011


Hello amigos!

I need help. I have to select 5 of my paintings from last school year to show to a new prof (for tomorrow)... I just don't know which ones to select!

Could you kindly comment and let me know?
Below are the candidates (after the jump):

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DAY SEVENTEEN: favourite plant

Our basil plant named "Dahliatwo" or "Daliatwo"... I can't remember exactly. But she keeps dying because we keep forgetting to water her... she's tiny now.. but still alive!

DAY SIXTEEN: inspiration + experimenting with light


Picture from Jon's cottage again. Oh yea. Experiment with that light!

DAY FIFTEEN: family picture + whatever you want

DAY FOURTEEN: favourite fairytale +focusing on eyes


For this one I didn't take a new picture... I am posting an old one. BUT IT IS SO EPIC!

after the jump...

DAY THIRTEEN: comic + photo edit you like


Hmmm.. photo edit I like. I sort of like the cut-out on photoshop. I kind of like it to help me with my drawing.. or to simplify photos for posters... sort of a clip-art-maker.

DAY TWELVE: most recent accomplishment + same shot different light


For my "same shot different light" picture.. I figured I'd grab the shot I used for the silhouette and just... un-silhouette-it. I couldn't really go back to the black and white one with the half-eaten cake pop... SO HERE IT IS:

DAY ELEVEN: turning point in your life + black/white


DAY TEN: favourite candy +whatever you want


For my "whatever you want" I decided to use a picture from the trip to Jon's cottage..

DAY NINE: favourite TV show + something from a distance

I couldn't figure out a fave tv show.. and now that I think of it I think I am LOVING True Blood.. but I put down the L word. Still a very great show... so sad it's over!


DAY EIGHT: favourite animated character + close up


DAY SEVEN: Favourite word + silhouette


DAY SIX: favourite book character + low angle


DAY FIVE: best friend + whatever you want


DAY FOUR: Favourite place- high angle



It's update on that damn 30-day challenge thing time!

Scanner working! I promise I have been faithful and I have been drawing and photo-graphing. I just need to upload/scan and UPDATE!

Today is the first day of school.. So I'm going to update you in a couple of posts and I'll have them up before I have to go to class!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

DAY FOUR: Favourite place


But I did complete my drawing. It'll be up soon I promise <3

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DAY THREE: your favourite place + your favourite food

Fave food: I just have a huge craving for some tamales right now...
Fave place: with Monique on the bouch!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

30 Day Challenges - I'll Make a Man Out of You

Hello world!

It has been a long time without you... but I think I'd like to write a bit more... and express myself a bit more. It's been a busy summer filled with work and I'd like to do something for me.

I stumbled accross a couple of "30 day challenges" online and I've been mulling it over and I'd like to set some goals for myself. Lately I feel like I have had to be a grown up and I'm not sure I'm ready for that. So I think goal-setting is good... but creativity is better.

These two I caught on Allison Lehman's blog that I stumbled upon using STUMBLEUPON.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loteria de mi famila - almost complete!

Well here you go.. some almost complete works! Still some final touches needed.. but basically finished. Unless I decide to do the one of my dad as the sun.. so maybe I will do that...
Images after the break!

WIP - loteria de mi familia

WIP! Almost complete (critique tomorrow).
Alex L kept me company while I painted! (hence the I HEART AL EX)

This one of my dad is pretty much done. Just need to put in the face/skull-face. And finish the lamp...

More after the break...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

loteria series

Back to the old inspiration... looking at those Loteria cards

I'll be working on those some more. My goodness third year is pretty much almost done. One more day of classes then this painting series + one more essay.

photos soon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dia de Lost Muertos - Final

I'll just go ahead and leave these here...

Mama y Abuelito Bailando:


WIP - painting of Dad for Dia de Los Muertos Portrait series

So I'm LOVING the new stuff I've been painting.

Last night I started this painting.. and finished it (by 2am!) Inspired by a fantastic b+w self-portrait of my Daddy...

This is just a photo of my other series I'm working on - with Loteria cards as inspiration.. more on that later. (I was considering making Ali "La Borracha" with her cute lil bachelorette tiara on.. but she'll be the mermaid instead)

Getting started! Cute little 8x10 wood board.

WIP space - I'm going to miss the studio so much over the summer. I'd rent it out but the fee this summer is insane I think.. I'll look into it.


I'll post up the final paintings soon!

Friday, April 1, 2011

papel picado!

In good news and full of happiness. I figured out what felt wrong about the other painting (this one)

It was just missing something at the top.. the top 2 inches were empty.. and needed something nice.

Here's the WIP (finished product soon!)

grumble grumble

I will be happy if I never have to look at oil paints again.. Hopefully this is the last one.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

crunch time!

Exams exams exams...

More importantly.. all of these essays that need to be completed. In addition to paintings. TIME TO FIGHT!

Monday, March 28, 2011

mi amor - WIP

First painting of Monique!

I didn't realize that I'd never painted her or anything...

but here she is!

what do you think, should I put in the glasses?