Thursday, January 20, 2011


Dear blog...I miss my computer. Here are some photos of a couple of sketchbook drawings:

Girl at the coffee shop. I liked her shoes.

Man at the coffee shop. I liked his shorts and his pants and I liked that he wore both at the same time.

Some pen/watercolor studies from some fashion blogs:

These are some post-it drawings of Chaos the cat, who belongs to Chris' roommate:

Chaos demanding attention

Chris' after-work-ritual of picking up Chaos like a baby. This is how he reacts every time he senses judgment from me.

This has happened to me a couple of times when I've visited Chris & Nick's. I head into the bathroom to find Chaos in the bathtub (apparently he likes to sit under the tub faucet). He usually looks up at me like I've caught him doing something awful.

"More petting, less drawing!"

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hoity Toity Part 2

Another one for the show:

Hoity Toity

Early last week my computer kicked the bucket :( Posting on this blog may be infrequent for the next couple of weeks until my new PC arrives. For now here's one of my pieces for Girls Drawin Girls' upcoming "Hoity Toity" show. The show will open at Pehrspace in Echo Park on February 12th at 9pm. There will be a DJ, burlesque dancers, and all around fun so I hope to see you there! This one is watercolor, gouache & ink:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Shark Disguises

Scientists have known for years that sharks sometimes don disguises so that they may infiltrate human society. Contrary to popular belief, sharks operating incognito are usually harmless to humans. In most cases, such sharks are acting out of simple curiosity. Shark disguises were initially believed to be fairly basic:

But in recent years, scientists have discovered that some shark disguises are in fact quite advanced. Below are depictions of 3 common shark disguises...


Hammerhead sharks will sometime mimic chefs. Some have even been known to work at seafood restaurants for some time before being discovered and promptly shooed back to the ocean. A camouflaged hammerhead can be told apart from human chefs by telltale eye-holes on either side of the toque, the ill-fitting apron, and various taped on articles of clothing. Hammerhead chefs often use ketchup, barbecue sauce, or other kitchen items to draw crude faces on their torsos.


Many sharks have been known to mimic mimes. Note that these sharks often find "Mickey Mouse" type gloves (from stores or amusement parks) to conceal their pectoral fins. If unable to acquire white gloves, the sharks sometimes have to settle...


Pet lovers may want to do a quick once-over before bringing home a stray from the street or local animal shelter. Are fins present? If so, are whiskers, fur, or paws absent? Does the animal have the ability to bark or meow properly?

Should you encounter a disguised shark, you need not panic. Simply call your local fish & game department and report the animal's location.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Levitation (aka my first lesson in physics)

Here is another true story from my childhood. This also took place when I was around preschool age.

Like most kids, I had a very random assortment of toys to play with when I was young. I also carried a baby-blanket everywhere, often draping it around my neck like a scarf.

One day a random but thrilling thought occurred to me.

My 3 1/2 year old brain had figured out how to levitate.

It was very simple. All I would need was my baby blanket and a little effort.

In my mind this was how it was going to work...please note that my unsophisticated childbrain did not yet have a full grasp on the workings of gravity (or the limitations of my upper body strength) and this made total sense to me:

It was going to be awesome.

Once I was able to levitate...I would float around to show people how freaking cool I was...

All of the other kids on the playground would be envious of me...

I would never have to worry about slogging through mud puddles after it rained.

I was going to make such a kick-ass ghost at Halloween.

I was going to be the coolest. kid. ever.

Unfortunately, I failed to be as awesome as I'd hoped.

This is the sad reality of what actually happened:

Epilogue..this didn't stop me from trying to replicate the "levitation experiment" with a jump rope mere days later.

Cat Girls

Girls Drawin Girls' challenge of the week is "cat girls." One of my New Year's Resolutions is to draw more on paper, so here are some cat girls I drew. The first one is col erase/watercolor (sorry for the terrible scan) and the other one is a pen doodle with some digital color.

(she is a Maru-type)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


First girly of the new year:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Father & Son

I figured my 1st post of the year should involve sharks. Here are some drawings of a hammerhead shark dad hanging out with his son. In reality, hammerhead sharks do no parenting, but I thought it would be fun to do some what-if drawings.