Hello and welcome to my website! While this site will mainly serve as my online portfolio, I will also be using the blog aspect to post additional projects and creations that I have been working on. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
I had heard about the monthly drawing challenge called “Inktober” for quite a few years, but never felt up to the task. This year, however, I decided to take on a whole month of daily drawing. Each year just before October, the official Inktober account releases a list of 31 words to be used as themes for each day of the challenge. The only rule is that you can only use ink, such as pens and markers, for your work (although preliminary sketching out in pencil is allowed). In the end, although I went a little bit into November with my last few drawings, I learned a lot from my first Inktober. I feel like I have definitely improved my drawing skills, and I may even take up the challenge again next year.
I recently saw Suicide Squad in theaters and absolutely loved Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the clown princess of crime, Harley Quinn. I love the bright colors and details of her hair, makeup, and costume, so I knew I had to draw her. I think this is one of my most successful digital art pieces to date.
If you want to see a process video for this drawing, check it out on my Instagram here!
I’ve always loved playing video games, but I have the most fun in a video game when I can create my own original character with their own unique story. One of these characters I have created is a Khajit (a race of cat-people) from the game “The Elder Scrolls Online”. Any character I create gives me invaluable drawing experience, and I love drawing them too. Here’s a recent sketch of my Khajit OC that I’m very proud of.
I have loved Disney movies, shows, and well, everything else for as long as I could remember. Like many little girls, being a Disney princess was the dream. My love for Disney has definitely carried on into adulthood, but strangely I haven’t done very much Disney-related art thus far. However, I recently did a sketch of a character from one of my favorite childhood Disney movies, The Aristocats. I thought I’d show my appreciation for Disney and all they’ve created by sharing the sketch, and I’m planning to do more Disney art in the future.
Last summer I had the pleasure of interning for a company in Salt Lake City called Brand+Aid. Brand+Aid is all about working with other companies to improve their branding, usually by designing custom branded products.
Over the course of my internship, I wrote a few different blogs for Brand+Aid’s website. I collaborated on several posts on the B+A blog, but I entirely wrote two posts in particular. One post is about Instagram and how the social media platform is important when it comes to getting your brand out there. The other post is about gaming conventions and the top products for gamers that can be awesome promo items for companies to give out.
Feel free to check out the blog for yourselves. I had a lot of fun blogging for Brand+Aid, and I hope to get to do similar work in the future.
For my birthday last year I got a digital drawing tablet. I had wanted to practice with digital art for a long time, mostly because of the vibrant, smooth colors you can create with much more ease than with traditional art.
Since then, I’ve experimented with digital art a number of times, and I think I’m improving slowly but surely. Here are a few examples of my work in this art style so far.