Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Everyone's Favorite Slavic Witch!

I make this assumption on the fact that Baba Yaga is the only Slavic witch I've ever heard of. This is a paper cut out project that I am really quite pleased with.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Once Upon a Time

First, a disclaimer: These look so much better in real life. I painted both of these as a project for a class and as a foray into the world of traditional media. Both little red and the dragonish thing are 8x10 acrylic on canvas board. They are actually parts one and two of a set of three. For this particular project we were required to create a series of three works. I decided to to a set of three book cover-esque paintings of folk/fairy tales from around the world. Little Red and Bigby are probably familiar to everyone skulking around my blog, but the second one is a little more obscure. It's a Chinese folk tale called the Xiao Sheng and the Dragon's Pearl.
I've just started working on my third piece based on the tale of Scheherazade from 1001 Nights. I'm pretty excited about it. You should be too.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Having artist friends is so cool! This is a work I commissioned from my friend Michelle Weaver. Sir Tiger With Fur Slicked Back is 6"x8" in gouache on Arches paper with a light sprinkling of awesome sauce. Check out Michelle's work and make sure that she doesn't give up painting and become a mafia hit woman because her art didn't sell. I love her animals in suits. I asked for this one after seeing Sir Owl and Lady Owl.