Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Two Quick Little Watercolors

So, for my birthday I got a Blick gift card, so I decided to use it to finally put together a little portable watercolor kit. It includes a small pocket watercolor sketchbook, a small portable watercolor pallette with watercolors, a tiny brush, and a tiny bottle of water. I put all of the supplies in a ziplock bag with a couple of napkins and I'm ready to go.

I've only done two little ditties, but I thought I'd share them with you.

This one I painted while looking into the vanity mirror above the passenger seat of John's car on the way to my parent's house.

I did this one while drawing a bath.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


A friend of mine commissioned me to do a portrait of his girlfriend for her birthday. I had to use a bunch of photographs as reference, because I never met her, but I think it turned out pretty good. My friend who commissioned me said it looks like her.

I used this as good photoshop painting practice.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Quick Little Lip-sync

Just a quick little straight ahead lip-sync I did for fun in Flash. The dialogue is from the movie Kick-Ass.


At least that's what I'm calling her for now. Just a character I've been doodling.

Friday, October 29, 2010

My Costume

I also made a Dr Facilier costume for myself. Don't know why I enjoy dressing up like dudes so much.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Noh! Face!

Spent half of the day making a Noh Face costume for my boyfriend for Halloween. I think it turned out pretty decent.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Writing Drawing Bathing

Doing a bit of Tub Journaling. Just an exercise to clear my head.

Even when I am relaxing I feel like I have to be mutitasking.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Three Heads Are

A quick sketch of a three headed lady.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Goodbye Sketchy Magee 3

Last week I finally finished filling up Sketchy Magee 3. And today I will give it the formal farewell it deserves. It took me a little over a year to fill it's 176 pages, which is a long time, but to be fair I also filled up one and a half moleskins while working in SM3. Anyways, enough making excuses let's get to the scribblings.

This book was especially cool to me because it chronicles my time from graduation,

to when I start interning at WMS gaming,

to when I become unemployed again.

But it's got other cool stuff too, like these drawings of me as a child, a teen, and now.

It's got can-can dancers!

Oooo, a sleeping lion.

Batman inspired art.

And this chick sticking her tongue.

Sketchy Magee 3 also has a bunch of drawings of naked chicks, but this is a family blog.

Oh who am I kidding! If yous guys really wanna see scribbles of naked chicks, here ya go.

Friday, September 10, 2010

ReMind Pinup Contest

Jason Brubaker, currently working for Dreamworks, is working on his own personal graphic novel called ReMind. He started a really cool blog and posts finished pages of his comic along with advice on creating your own graphic novel. Anyways he started a contest where artists could draw their own versions of his characters and the winning piece will be featured in his printed graphic novel. He is also showcasing the entries on his blog. I don't know if I'll win because I'm up against some pretty talented people, but I think I think it's just cool to have my art on his blog. You can check out my piece below . You can check out ReMind the comic and more of Jason's work here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Quick Little Ditty From My Sketchbook

A girl and her blob.

Making Blogspot Work For Me

Ughhh. It seems like the older I get the worse I am at internetting. So, instead of trying to build a new portfolio website or try to figure out how to make one using some other hosting site, I've decided to just make the best of blogspot.

Over the past couple of months (off and on) I have been working on my portfolio website. I've been trying to make it more streamlined and easier to navigate. I have also been working hard to make it really represent me and my art. Anyways, It's still a work in progress and there are quite a few things that need updating, but I like the way it's shaping up, considering it is a blogspot. Let me know what you think.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Also Drew This Today

This Is What I Do When I Get A Day Off

(Click pictures to see larger image... Not that you'd want to... They're really not that great.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm Not Dead, I Swear!

No time to talk, I have to hurry up and post this so I can get to bed. I have work early in the morning and I feel like I am always tired, which is why I haven't been posting as much. I'll try to post more often than once a month for now on. I promise promise.

Anyways, here is a doodle that I inked and painted. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Work, Work, Workity, Work Work Work!

So, after five and a half months of unemployment and being rejected by every place I applied to or sent a resume to, I finally have a job. I started working at Target three weeks ago. I know what you are thinking, "But Andrea, that's not an art job!" Well, listen up kiddies, if you wanna make it in the real world some times you're gonna have to do stuff you don't particularly like. But the good new is, within two and a half weeks of sales floor training in a store that hasn't even opened yet, I've already been promoted to a comfy backroom job. Thing is the job is full time. I originally applied to Target for a part time job, but it is better pay and regular hours, so that's good. Also, I can use the monies. Anyways, hopefully I will be able to keep updating this thing and keep making arts. I actually have an idea for a short independent comic that I wanted to create, but more on that if I ever get around to starting it.

Alright. So the deal is, I don't wanna have two blog posts in a row with no images. So I decided to post some images of t-shirts that I made. If you have ever visited my portfolio site or read my resume you would have seen that I list "painting on t-shirts" as one of my hobbies. However, I have never posted any images of any of the t-shirts that I have made on my blog or anywhere on the internets... ...until now. I started making t-shirts after making one for an art project in high school. I really like doing it, because it is a chance to have whatever you want on a t-shirt. Also, they are great as gifts, because the person you give it to now has a one-of-a-kind, custom made t-shirt.

Anyways, it all started with this shirt. This is the Bruce Lee t-shirt I made in high school for an art project.

This is actually the back of the t-shirt.

This is the front of my Bruce Lee t-shirt.

This is the shirt that I get the most comments about when I wear it. I originally made it to wear to the midnight showing of the Simpson's Movie.

This is my t-shirt in a series of shirts that I made for the bridal party in my sister's wedding. Each bridesmaid had a shirt that said "Lee's Bachelorette Party" on the front and had their real name and nickname on the back. I am "the sister with the good personality". The bride, my sister, had a white t-shirt that said "It's My Bachelorette Party" on the front and had her name and the word "Bride" on the back.

Besides the t-shirts that I make for myself, I've made more t-shirts for my sister Lee than anyone else. This is one that I made for her birthday last year. Sorry it's a bit blurry. It's supposed to be her as a bee.

This is the most recent shirt that I have made. I made it for my sister for her birthday this year. The design was a special request by her.

Alright, that's all I feel like posting right now. Also, I don't have pictures of any of the other t-shirts I've painted on. Bye now.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sydney Opera House Graphic Animation Competition

So, for the past two weeks I have been working on my entry for the Sydney Opera House Graphic Animation Competition. My final piece is currently up on the website and the first round of voting has begun. My animatic is called "A Birthday To Remember" and you can rate it here:

For more information on the contest and to view and rate the other submissions go here:

I hope you guys like my piece!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


A good friend of mine is getting married this weekend, so I decided to post some of the little things that I made for her.

This is the card I made her for her wedding shower. She loves Invader Zim.

And this is the invitation I made for her bachelorette party.

Sorry this is all I have for this week. I've been working on a super secret project that I don't really wanna show anybody yet. More on this next week. Bye now.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Farewell Moleskin

I have been so lazy this week. I kept thinking "I updated my blog twice last week, so I don't have to update it this week." Well, anyways, I've been meaning to post this for the past two weeks, so here it is. During the sketccrawl I finished up my moleskin sketchbook, so here is a dump of some of the sketches that I like that I haven't already posted.

Me during my last days at WMS.

Some chick.

What I did for the majority of the time that I was unemployed: sketch, eat, watch cartoons, sleep.

Some character I sketchied.

Some guy looking up.

A space girl character I have been working on.

Also, I forgot to mention last week that this sketch was the last sketch to be drawn in my moleskin. Gabe drew it on the very last page and I was all like "Oh noes! This is the last ever sketch; you drew on the last page!" But secretly I always have a hard time drawing on the last page of my sketchbook and up until about two years ago all of my sketchbooks would be full except the last couple pages. It's really weird, but I have always been afraid to finish them; it's like I don't want them to end. Well, whatever. That's the end of that moleskin. I actually bought a new moleskin despite the fact that I hate paying a lot of money for my sketchbooks. I just liked the last one so much! But, it turns out I bought the wrong kind and the pages are much thinner in my new one. It's not that big of a deal though, I just went to buy new pencils to use in it.

Also, just so you know, I have still been sketching in Sketchy Magee 3 every once in a while and he is almost full. So you have that to look forward to in the next couple weeks.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010


Last Saturday I invited some people to come out to Millennium Park to have a sketchcrawl. As you can see we had a pretty decent turnout. We had tons of fun and drew lots of pictures. Below are a couple of sketches I did.

I mostly drew the people in our group because every time I tried to draw someone else they would disappear. Anyways, the above sketch is Gabe and Gari.

Al, Ernst, and some random guy with a mohawk.

Above is a piece of cardboard that everyone took turns drawing on.

And finally, this is the little sketch that Gabe drew in my book.