Day 29

Even in the Light, You Cant Escape the Dark

Curtosy of Saimain


Saimain was the lucky winner of my raffle in the game I was hosting on DA called: Name that Illustrator!

Upon her request, Saimain asked that I do a sketch of one of her original characters. I chose to do Luke, a once bright but now troubled young man who cant escape the shadows of his past.

Congratulations again Saimain! Thanks for playing!

Day 28

Oliver and Nubia

Curtosy of Marc-André


Day 17, I challenged myself and drew two cats– Yin and Yang. In response to my post,  Mr. Marc-AndrĂ© Challenged me, to do it again, and asked if I could draw his two cats, Oliver and Nubia.

I checked out his blog and after studying Oliver and Nubia a while, I figured this would be a good depiction of them.If I’m right, the black cat is the more playful one?

Anyway, Challenge Accomplished Marc-Andre! I hope you like them!


Day 27

Catching the Right Idea

CatchingtheRightIdeaYesterday was tough, considering the subject matter…and it was difficult finding the drive to draw today. I was so spent– still am. I considered drawing many things– even some ZZZ’s to represent how tired I am. I just knew that I wanted to draw something simple, to take my mind off things again, clear my head– start fresh. Sometimes when I get like this, its best to draw what represents the mindset I’m in– so I draw inspiration from the feeling or the thought itself.

So yes, there were a lot of black butterflies flitting around, thoughts that I could use to illuminate an idea– and that thought process became today’s sketch.

I’m closing in on the last 3 days, of the challenge, and two are tributes. I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

Day 26

Aiden Strong

Today’s sketch, or rather, painting, is in memory of a little boy named Aiden who passed today, who also happens to be the son of one of my best friend’s cousins.  I’ve known about Aiden’s fight for his life since earlier this week after the injuries he sustained, keeping up with my friend, hoping, and praying along with countless others, that he’d pull through.

After making the decision to donate his organs to save the lives of other children, His parents requested, through Imgur  that his image be used artistically to turn him into his favorite super hero, Spiderman.


Upon seeing their request, It only seemed right to dedicate today’s sketch to Aiden, and his Family. My sincerest condolences to Aiden’s family, and their loss. aiden strong Image is photo edit/speed painting, which I made by arranging my reference photos into a collage, that I drew and painted over.

Day 25

Fortune Cookies


I love fortune cookies!

In addition to being delightfully delicious, each one has a special little message for you. Kind of like a letter in a bottle! Only, it’s a cookie!

Not only do I enjoy eating those marvelous cookies, but for some reason, back when I was in college, I began to collect the little strips of paper, in a jar in my room, from every cookie I ate, and from the cookies my friends ate!

So yeah….I have a jar full of fortunes!

My friends think I’m a little weird for it–they think I’m weird for a lot of things I do… But no matter!  After pulling a fortune,  I decided to use it as inspiration for today’s sketch, took a photo of it, and included it at the bottom.

As for the fortune, I agree. It is important to stay grounded 🙂


Day 24

Drowning Out the Noise


This week has  been especially hard for me. Ive dealt with so many distractions left and right, finding time to focus has been difficult. Even my mind wouldn’t shut up at times! So today’s sketch and my own personal lesson, is about quieting the noise. settling down to recenter my thoughts, and clear my head.

Hope you enjoy!