Family Drawing Challenge: “Bowl of Macaroni and Cheese”

Here is Mom, Eve, Trinity and myself’s interpretation of “A Bowl of Macaroni and Cheese”


Lobster Lagoon

The second drawing in a collage series I’ve started. Feathered Foliage was the first, the second is a bundle of nautical clutter featuring lobsters and fish.

Watch me finish the lobster drawing!

Family Drawing Challenge Weeks 1-4

Talk about procrastinating on a post @_@ ! Here are four weeks worth of drawings from the weekly family drawing challenge I started. They’re all prompts from the 300 Drawing Prompts Book. Next week will be Mac and Cheese, so if this cracks your crabs, come back to see the cheese.

Week 1: Armadillos

Week 2: The Kraken

Week 3: Banjo

Week 4: Woolly Mammoth

Melty Food Cats



S’more Tiger

I’ve been playing around with drawing some drippy, melty animal food combos, and this is what I’ve come up with so far. An Ocelatte, and a S’more Tiger because it sounded c00l in my head. I sketched these out in pen and used Corel Painter to color.

It’s fun to draw and think of how heavy each object you sketch is and create a false sense of gravity and weight. It’s very soothing and meditative! Hooray for large melting cats! >_>

Why Is My Cat Named Squid??

Squid & Arty

I started this drawing about 2 months ago…!! Pulled it out last night and finished that last boring patch of fur that was left to draw. 😛

This is a portrait of our cat Squid. She’s named Squid because I suggested it as a joke name, and Sam wouldn’t stop calling her that.

It magically clicked one day, and here we are stuck with good ol’ Squid cat.

I drew the portrait on Strathmore Artagain paper with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Polychromos are great for vibrancy — the Prismacolors hit the highlights and dark areas well.

Squid, 9×12, Colored Pencil


You can see more pet portraits here 🙂


Red Panda Drawing



Here is a red panda I drew, the reference photo was taken by my boyfriend Sam. It’s 8×10 inches, drawn on Strathmore Artagain paper. The black version of the paper is super fun, I had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I do. I thought the colors would come out weak on it. But no, it’s all good.

If this drawing really floats your boat, you can buy it here.


Also, we attended a swanky Christmas party at The Waters in Oshkosh, it was lovely. The food was too good, and we partied like it was 1999.