Romeo and Juliet

Every summer my mom produces and directs a Shakespearean play performed by community high-schoolers.  She puts so much work into these productions, making the sets, the costumes (ALL the costumes, which is a BIG deal, and they are fantastic!), casting, directing…she does pretty much everything except the posters…because that’s my job of course! 

Here is the poster I created for this year’s performance of Romeo and Juliet:



I was a little rushed on the color work, but I think it turned out pretty well considering.  What I’m most happy with is my initial line drawing:


To me it seems to have a life, elegance, and confidence that didn’t quite make it into the color version.

The boy who must not be named…

Sometimes I like to sketch people from Facebook, anyone is fair game (watch out, you could be next!).  Last week I did this sketch of one of Sala’s friends:


I liked how it turned out, so like any good sister would  do, I turned Sala’s friend into a Slytherin from Hogwarts casting an illegal spell.


The one on top is more saturated and higher contrast, the one below is duller.  I’m not sure which version I like better so I included them both.


Oh, and in case you were wondering, the core of his wand is the heartstring of a teenage girl 😛

Monster Sketch and a quick Photoshop tutorial

This troublesome little monster was inspired my ferocious and furry fiendish feline friend…my cat Fiero.


For fun, I thought I’d spend a little time and color my drawing in Photoshop. 


This is really easy to do.  Simply scan in your drawing, open it in Photoshop and set your drawing layer to “multiply.”  Then create a new layer beneath your drawing layer and start painting!  If you want paint on top of the pencil lines for a smoother, more realistic look you can create another layer on top of your drawing layer I did this over the eyes since my drawing was pretty scribbly in that area.


This is much more satisfying than a traditional coloring book and gives you a good base if you ever want to take your drawing further by getting rid of the pencil lines and make it look realistic.  I might finish this picture off sometime but for now I hope you enjoyed this little monster from my Photoshop coloring book Smile


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I have a great and top secret idea for a witchy illustration which I will hopefully paint some time… In the mean time here are a few witchy sketches you might enjoy. 

Also, my mom decided to make a website to showcase and sell her costumes ( coming soon).  It seemed apparent that she would need a witch illustration to act as her website persona.  Here’s the character we came up with, she likes to sew…witch