Monday, May 31, 2010



This is the final for Urania. I made several changes from the original sketch for simplicity's sake. Next step is to start my sketches for IMC. It's almost here and I need to get moving so I probably won't be posting for a little while. I do have so much to talk about so stay tuned. Some things on the summer blog agenda are Surtex, Graduating Seniors, IMC, Art Order, DVS, Colorado plein aire, Etsy new arrivals and much much more!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Muse Challenge

Graphite on Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

This is the preliminary for ArtOrder's Muse Challenge. Jon Schindehette is an art director for Wizards of the Coast and runs some pretty fantastic challenges that are a great way to build a portfolio. Click here to check out the specifics.

There are nine muses in greek mythology and I chose to illustrate Urania who is the muse of astrology. She is often depicted looking up at the heavens holding a globe in her left hand and a staff in the other. I was working with taken reference of Veronika, a professional model, so I chose an image showing the direct look at the viewer for a more captivating immediacy. The deadline is June it goes!