Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Years ago, I caught this small moment during a good friend's chaotic wedding day.  The bride stole a brief few minutes for herself to sit and have a coffee.  The image of with her gown billowed up as she squeezed into the small comfortable chair stayed with me.  The next time I was in the studio, I did this drawing.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anyone who's been to my studio knows I like to share this little money saving tip.  I've always used disposable palette paper.  Like any illustrator looking to cut down costs, I figured there had to be a cheaper solution than the pads of palette paper I was buying at art stores.  I tried wax paper, but it was too flimsy.  Then I tried Reynolds Freezer paper... Viola!  It works perfectly with acrylics or oils.  I usually buy it for under $4 (75 sq. ft on a roll, 18 inches wide).  I love that I can cut it to a larger size, affording me plenty of real estate to mix color.  There you go, I just saved you a buck or two.