Monday, December 26, 2011

Your Heart is as Black as Night

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!

I was contacted by fellow illustrator Philippe Debongnie to collaborate with his blog Jazz and Draw. It was an honor to be contacted by him, and I'm grateful for the opportunity! It was a wonderful present to see my contribution posted recently.

I can't remember anymore how I stumbled across Melody Gardot's music due to my incredible memory, but I'm glad I did because I love her deep, husky voice. Not only that, her story is amazing - music has literally saved her life. You can read about it here.

Your Heart is as Black as Night.
7.25 x 10" watercolor paper.
Graphite + acrylic.

I may not be able to post until next year, so if not I wish you all a safe, happy new year! See you in 2012~

Sunday, December 18, 2011

And while we're at it

I made a gif showing the process of my previous painting, 'You're In Love Again.' First gif I ever made!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I did an accompanying piece to the 'Girl' portrait I did earlier.

4 x 5" Stonehenge paper.
Graphite + acrylic.

I think they make a rather cute little pair :]

Friday, December 9, 2011

You're In Love Again

I've been working on this on and off for quite a while, letting it sit around my workspace in various stages of completion.

This piece was inspired by Jacob Borshard's song 'You're In Love Again.' It's a bittersweet song about being on the unfortunate end (angle?) of a love triangle featuring a ukelele! Nice to hear the instrument being used in a different style than Hawaiian music, like I'm used to.

In Victorian times, the yellow rose symbolized jealousy, but now it can also be interpreted as a sign of friendship or sympathy. Ivy is associated with fidelity, friendship, affection, survival, and determination.

You're In Love Again.
10 x 14" watercolor paper.
Graphite + acrylic.

I also entered it as a CD mock-up for Laminate's Most Wanted 2 inspired by James Jean and Lori Earley. Please take a look at the amazing entries (including one by my friend Sunny Gu) and vote here!