Illustrating one of the seven deadly sins, sloth. I associate lack of energy with sloth, so what better way to illustrate it than the barren and dead landscape of winter. The ice fairy is too lifeless to even realize her ice has broken off from the mainland and all she can do is float along at the glacial pace of melting ice.
I intend to illustrate the other six deadly sins with different landscapes and mythological creatures.
Watercolor, 11 x 15 inches, 2017
When thinking of vanity, I associate it with overwhelming pride and even ego, of course to a point that is " sinful." So I went with an angelic Seraphim who has fallen from grace. Mythologically they use their wings to cover up their body and feet so they are modest, but this angel has degenerated and is now infatuated with herself enough to reveal her body. In addition I thought that she created this heavenly realm so she had others to worship her. Yet she has let it crumble and deteriorate away. You can even see it on her own body, with smudges of dirt, torn dress, and soiled wings.
Watercolor, 11 x 7 inches. 2017
The feeling you get when you think you have spotted something magical but on the double take it's gone. It really was there all along, peering at you the same way....
Subjugation of the Wise
Watercolor, 11 x 17 inches. 2018.
As I was painting the owl his chest reminded me of poppyseed cake, so it led to a joke of a mouse offering the owl a piece of lemon poppyseed cake in exchange for information… or safe passage. Probably both.
Notes on an Extinct Species
Watercolor, 9 x 9 inches, 2017
A magical creature biologist is writing a book, but has gotten up for a momentary rest and stretch. The page reads, " Dragons. While many fossils of all breeds of dragons have been found in all different climates, it is regarded that all are now extinct." Yet a tiny dragon has managed to knock over his ink, make a mess of that idea, and curl up next to the quill with a cat toy. Dragons are not extinct! They are just right under your nose...
Made for Art Order' s Tiny Dragons contest.
Watercolor, 18 x 24 inches. 2016
An evil magician, using the Breath of Conjure to resurrect a spirit from the bones. Blood magic and creature crafting.... a terribly evil and forbidden sin in the lands of Egonoterr.
Watercolor, 11 x 15 inches. 2017.
A commission for a friend' s birthday, requesting a blue dragon and possibly a humming bird, though I was given full creative permission and asked to " run wild" with it
The Fairy Circle
Watercolor, 7 3/4 x 11 inches. 2017
An illustration of my role play characters in a storied event. On a quest to pick some mushrooms but accidentally plucking from a magical fairy ring, the heroes have to make quick decisions whether the fay folk are friends or foes...
Watercolor. 11 x 15 inches. 2017
Created for an art contest, this painting was based on the Japanese yokai called kitsunebi. Translating to fox fire created by the kitsune, this painting depicts these little orbs of light down a forest path as some mythological stories suggest. Almost like little lanterns, these lights act like will o' the wisps and lead unsuspecting travellers to get lost or even into the maw of a hungry yokai.
Mermaid of the Barents Sea
Watercolor. 11 x 15 inches. 2017
The first in a series of mermaids I am making inspired by the seven seas, or at least my take on the " seven seas." I organized them by their size, but next by their location so I got a wide variety of seas across the planet. I am excited to create the mermaids that I feel would fit in that environment. This piece is the Barents Sea located in the Arctic, by the Norwegian waters and Russia. It is thought that the myth of the Kraken or giant sea monster came from roughly this area so I thought it would be perfect to depict her as a warrior mermaid to protect her merpeoples. I was brainstorming " practical" things I thought a mermaid could use underwater, such as discarded shells. A lobster shell could be a vambrace, or a turtle shell a shield. Abalone shoulder plates and seaweed wrappings to give minor protection while keeping mobility. Keeping barnacles could also even give advantageous protections! Lastly, the spiny murex could create a fierce spear
11 x 7 inches. Watercolor. 2017.
This piece was inspired by looking out my window and watching all the little squirrels behind my house! They provide endless entertainment, along with the wild mice and birds.
Firelight's Ruddy Glow
Watercolor, 11x15 inches. 2016. Original available for sale.
An illustration of a scene in The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, where Wit plays Kaladin a song on a magical flute. He controls the fire's smoke to illustrate parts of the ballad, and at one point smoke forms into a ship.