Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas cards and commissions

Everyone who sends Christmas cards probably already has, but if you're like me and don't send them out till in the twelve days of Christmas or even later, you can still get a set of ones with the above 'Madonna and Child of Tamaracks' picture at my etsy shop.

This Christmas marked my first portrait commission! A fellow student at my university commissioned me to paint her grandparents, as a Christmas present for her mother.

It was a lot of work, and I'm very thankful I finished in time. I got a better likeness to the photo she gave me to work from with the man than the woman, but I'm pretty satisfied. But more importantly, the recipient was too. ^_^

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In Gilbert!

Two of my pictures were recently featured in Gilbert magazine's art issue! This is the impressive cover:

And here's the page with my pictures:

They're the upper two.

Also featured were awesome artists such as Ben Hatke:

and Anthony VanArsdale, who also did that impressive cover:

And as if that wasn't enough, my university did an article about this happenstance!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well you can't get em all right.

Long before the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was officially promulgated, St. Thomas Aquinas and Bl. John Duns Scotus argued over it, with Duns Scotus arguing for and Thomas against. Turns out Duns Scotus was right.

So for today, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, I drew this simple fun picture of them in Heaven, where it's a joy to see how you were mistaken.

Happy Immaculate Conception!

A Chance at a Free Comic Book!

Illustrator and artist Ben Hatke is having a contest on his blog for a free copy of his first graphic novel Zita the Spacegirl! You can enter here. And to get an idea of what the comic is like, you can see here. It's really neat and funny. I'm going to enter, and so should you. On second thought, you shouldn't, cuz then I have better chances.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Becoming a Real Fish

Final project for painting class. I learned I love painting fish.