My Chair

Soooo, this is one of the items I got for Christmas:

I really needed a chair level with my work table in my studio! It swivels too! I should be able to do a lot more pieces in there. Lately, I have been totally hooked on doing computer graphics. I need to get back to something more organic (for lack of a better word).

This is a painting I started YEARS ago…never finished it…hmmm perhaps I will go the 7-11 and get a can of Minute Maid Lemonade so I can finish this one. It is watercolor on Bristol board.

In case you haven’t gone, go look at my flash page with all the Twelve Days of Christmas have to click on the tree ornaments to see the illustrations.

One more time…

This fish painting is about done. There I need to fix the eyelid. It didn’t look bad when I did it, but looking at the photo…it just looks a little off.


The sea turtle is coming along. It is a struggle because I am not in the same frame of mind as when I did the Deep Sea Turtle painting.

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Now, I will continue to redesign the DancingChimeras site. Hopefully, I will be able to go live with the new look by the 8th of November.

Works in progress

I am almost finished with the fish painting. I think it came out too fast, but I suppose I don’t have to spend days and days on a painting. I don’t know where I got the idea that something needed to take hours. But here is how the fish is looking so far:


The sea turtle is whole other story. It isn’t coming together how I want it to.  I may need to think about it some more. Perhaps I need another color to pull out of it. I want to avoid using yellow…maybe a peachy pink color for highlights.  Maybe I am having issues with my base color…I don’t know. It will come together:



I have really be neglecting my animation work.  I haven’t finished any scripts or done any storyboarding in quite a while. I will look through some of my concepts and see which ones I can develop. I never did finish my Deep Sea Fishies story. That one might be fun to work on.

At some point I need to redo the sound for Dragon/Crane animation. I don’t when it got so screwed up.

Two down, two to go!

I have completed the paintings of the dragonfly and the butterfly. I am very happy with the finished product.

Completed Dragonfly and Butterfly painting

The next two in the series are a fish and sea turtle. My sister liked the design that was on the fish and asked me to include it on the finished painting. That design was already in my sketchbook and I drew the fish around it while trying to flesh out an idea for her final painting.

Fish and Turtle Process

My goal is to have these paintings done by Thursday.

Dragonflies and Butterflies

My sister just moved to an apartment I wanted some artwork for her kitchen area. She really loved what I did with Deep Sea Turtle, and wants 4 paintings similar to that style. The first two paintings I am working on are the dragonfly and butterfly. She also wants a turtle and fish. I had her pick out the colors because she is very particular. So, I have some process photos for your viewing pleasure:



My goal is to finish these paintings this weekend. Today, I will do some more digital artwork. I have a lot sketches I’ve been meaning to work on. Plus I still need to redo my DancingChimeras site. I will sketch that up later tonight and start work on that Monday.

I have many many ideas that need to be fleshed out…

The Finished Product ?

Sometimes, you can only go so far when doing a piece. There is no right or wrong and it may not turn out the way you envisioned it, but it is what it is. I really cannot go any further with this painting, so it is now done.

I will most likely incorporate the parts I like best into something else I do.

Mother’s Eyes

In other news, I will be rolling out a new layout for by the end of October!