Monday, May 28, 2012

Paper Clay Creature

A tiny paper clay creature- just over one inch tall.

Little Creatures

Though it was a normal-length weekend for me, I had the time to have some fun (not wanting to go outside due to heat helps, I suppose). I'd bought some paper clay recently so I played around with it. The weight is nicer than Sculpy, but it can be more difficult for detail work due to the texture. Pictures will come when they're dry. Some of the sketches above ended up in 3-D form, and others became relief prints. Unfortunately, the art supply store is closed due to the holiday, so prints will have to wait until I can get paper. 

Listening to an audio book- The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Finished nesting monsters

Here are two pictures of the three finished nesting monsters. I'd love to have time to do more of these.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nesting Dolls

My roommate picked up some unpainted nesting dolls for me (something I've been trying to find for ages). I finally had a chance to play around with them. I'd love to find more somewhere.


The smallest and middle dolls. The purple one opens at the mouth so that he can literally devour the smaller one when it nests inside. 

 This last image is of the largest, which I did a few months ago. I abandoned if halfway because I don't particularly like it and will sand it down and repaint it to belong in a set with the others. The color scheme will probably be orange and red with painted scales.

If I had another set I'd probably do a playful version of the classic Matryoshka (a little like this last image). There's a set of magical Matryoshka in the graphic novel script I wrote this past semester, and after writing about them, I'd like to paint some. The size and shape make them a very interesting canvas.

Friday, May 4, 2012


She may inspire a story.

                      involving mischief, of course.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Random Sketch

A random sketch whose tone I partially blame on playing the card game Gloom yesterday afternoon with some other writers.