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The finished version of my latest watercolor painting, “Fire One”, and the progress shots I took while creating it. 

Leaving for Megacon Tonight!

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Leaving for Megacon tonight! Super excited for a weekend of art and cosplay-watching. While I’m at my table, I’m going to be doing a Dr Who-related watercolor fanart piece. If I finish it by Sunday, it will be for sale if anyone would like to purchase it. Check back here and on Twitter for updates regarding the painting. :)

Remember, I’ll be at table Pink #14. If you have trouble finding me, just look for my new banner (pictured below), which will be hanging from my table. 


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More progress on my painting. It’s tentatively titled, “Starsong”, but the title will likely change. It’s one of the most peaceful paintings I’ve ever worked on.

More progress on my painting. It’s tentatively titled, “Starsong”, but the title will likely change. It’s one of the most peaceful paintings I’ve ever worked on.

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Latest painting progress so far. I also figured out how to change the date on my camera, so the next one won’t look like it was taken in February :P 

I don’t know what I’m going to title it yet, but it was inspired by Ellie Goulding’s song Explosion, and this quote from Dr Who:

“….All the elements in your body were forged, many millions of years ago, in the heart of a far away star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went– the elements came together and burst apart, forming shoes and ships and sealing-wax and cabbages and kings. Until eventually– they came together to make you.

You are unique in the universe. There is only one You and there will never be another….”

The ocean is one of my favorite things I’ve ever seen. It allows me to experience a different level of peace, and I hope this painting will be a sufficient homage to it, and our planet in general.

This piece is another that will premier as a print at Megacon in *drumroll* 14 days! Two weeks, you guys! *squeeeeee*

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Today’s painting progress. Still aiming to have it completed by Friday.  My next piece is going to feature a Phoenix :) I’m really excited about working on that one, too.

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Spent the afternoon painting. Going to spend time in the sketchbook now and start watching season 2 of “House of Cards”.

“I took one lamb, and I ran away as fast as I could…I thought, I thought if I could save just one, but… he was so heavy…”  

from “The Silence of the Lambs" 

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Newest painting progress. Dedicated to my furbabies. Inspired by Clarice from “Silence of the Lambs”. Not sure what the title is going to be yet, but I’m so glad I finally figured out how to express what’s been on my heart since I rescued Dremy from the dumpster and Castiel from the shelter. We have an obligation to each other that surpasses our understanding. <3 Prints will be available at the Megacon artist alley!

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“Magic Lanterns” initial sketch and how it’s turning out so far as a watercolor painting.  It has a long way to go, but has been so much fun so far. Just hate the cloudiness of the cellphone pics. So many vibrant colors that are present in the painting are missing in this photo :(

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An example of how I put my watercolor paintings together. I use Derwent watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense pencils, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, and Holbein watercolor tubes.  In this piece, I also used some acrylic paint at the end (mainly white).

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I started sketching what will eventually be a watercolor piece at my artist alley table at AWA over the weekend! It was by far my favorite convention I’ve done to date, and I hope to see everyone again next year!