Yūko the Butterfly

This is one of my older works, but I still love the way it turned out. This was a gift to my sister, who is a big fan of Yūko Ichihara from the manga xxxHolic. I noticed that Yūko is often pictured with butterflies, so the first thing that came to mind for me wasContinue reading “Yūko the Butterfly”

Book Review: Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

I would have to say that this book is one of my favorites that I’ve read lately. I was familiar with Shakespeare’s Tempest, and it’s actually one of my favorites of his plays. Miranda and Caliban is a retelling of The Tempest, and in my opinion excellently done. I loved how much detail was putContinue reading “Book Review: Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey”

Self Portrait Project: 2017

I decided that for this past years self portrait that I would go back to digital to see how I could do now. I really enjoyed painting this picture, and I did it mostly on the iPad with an app called Procreate. I love Procreate because it can do pretty much anything that I wouldContinue reading “Self Portrait Project: 2017”

Self Portrait Project: 2016

This self portrait was largely experimental as I used two mediums that I had never painted with before: Indian Ink and also tea and coffee. I know that probably sounds weird, but tea paintings have been some of my favorites to look at over the years, and the tea stains the paper beautiful colors andContinue reading “Self Portrait Project: 2016”

Book Review: The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren D. Estleman

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s make it awesome! This book was my first brush with Mr. Estleman’s writing, and it grabbed me by title alone when I saw it on the new release list and only got better as the book went on. You can imagine my surprise and delight when I did a bitContinue reading “Book Review: The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren D. Estleman”