Rainbow Portraits are Back!

About a month back, I posted an exploratory post on  my local mama group’s Facebook page, wondering if anyone would be interested in ordering a rainbow portrait from me.  The response was amazing!  So many people contacted me, and many of them followed through and ordered one (or two or four!). It feels great to…

Shovels & Rope

Really looking forward to hearing/seeing these guys sing in real life tonight! Ballpoint pen drawing with ink wash.

Rainbow Portrait Commission

The process is a lot of fun.  I get my paper and inks out, a jar of water, a straw, some salt and then I just play. The straw helps me direct the ink around the page by concentrating the air- making it steerable.  It’s a little dizzying. Then I use the references to draw…

41/52 A Portrait a Week

Made the ink wash background on my birthday (art nerd who wants to spend birthday at home playing with inks) and drew the portrait in maker, pen, and colored pencil.

35 & 36/52 A Portrait a Week

This one is overdue.  My best bud of 8 1/2 years, Amelia the dog.  You can call her Meems. Small drawing with bic pen and chartpak markers.  With bleed-through on both pages from other drawings. And one more. Amelia remains unimpressed.

29/52 A Portrait A Week

Amelia, the person! I’ve been using facebook to find photos of the friends I have been doing these marker portraits of.  Since Amelia’s not a narcissist like the rest of us, she’s not on facebook and her instagram included almost no pictures of herself.  Except for this one- she’s wearing a hat she had just…

27/52 A Portrait A Week

This is Kelly Jean.  Worked from a picture of her I found on Facebook, and added the text from her most recent update on the left.  It’s drawn with a pack of ink Faber Castell landscape artist pens and those awesome crazy Charpak Ad Markers- I only have three of those so the colors are…