Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hello, Sweetie!

Dr. River Song. 

Swoon. 

Oh, and my show is all done and ready to go up tomorrow. 

-Valentine

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chalky Heart Angels

You can try to deny it all you want; if you had the chance to do this you totally would.

-Valentine

Monday, June 25, 2012

Giving Thanks

This past year has given me quite a bit to be thankful for.  To celebrate, I tried my hand at block printing and made prints of this image. 

And I still have plenty to be thankful for.  What am I thankful for now?  All of the pieces for my show are done and now all I have to do is everything else before Sunday.  But hey, come Monday I get my life back.

-Valentine

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Little Miss Airman

Recently my mother jokingly suggested I do a portrait of her.  Well, I think the joke was more that I should make her look thinner and younger, but I took it and ran with it.  Once upon a time she served in the air force of these United States, and wouldn't you know it?  I have some pictures from those days.  I don't think this is what she had in mind when she asked me for a portrait, but I am certain she loves it.

Love you, mom.

-Valentine

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I Won't Make a Sewing Pun. (Again.)

A friend of mine can sew (I mean, she can REALLY sew) and this just baffles me because it's a skill I will likely never posses.  So, what else can I do when I'm completely in awe of something other than draw a picture and hope it comes close to competing with the staggering abilities of my friends?

Check out her blog here.

-Valentine

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We're All Mad Here

I'm down to the last three pieces for my show and I have twelve days left.  I'll have plenty of time to finish them, over-criticize them, make adjustments, print them, mount them, design and make title cards, write and mount an artist statement, and design and print take-aways.  Yep, plenty of time. 

To keep me motivated, Ms. Cheshire here is ready to help keep a smile on my face.  Maybe she'll make you smile too?

-Valentine

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm Ready to Roll!

A few weeks back we hosted a game night and I was asked if I would come up with an image for the invitations.  As I see it there are three kinds of player; the rambunctious one, the patient and focused one, and the timid one.  It's always amusing to see what happens when the three sit down at the same table with one another.

-Valentine

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sneaky Peeky

I have two weeks to finish the pieces for my show and I may be starting to panic a little.  Getting them done in time isn't going to be the challenge; getting them done, printed, and mounted will be.  I can do it, though.  I mean, at least, I think I can.

Enjoy this sneak peek!  I'll be posting the fruits of this series soon.

-Valentine

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Awesomebot LR-4000

A friend of mine is moving to Seattle and I can't let her go away empty-handed, now can I?  No, I didn't think so. 

-Valentine

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blaster Bolt Goes Where?

I'm going to have to have a scanning party soon if I plan on keep pulling from the archives.This time we have a Zabrak sniper a friend plays in a Star Wars RPG. 

I don't know which is worse: the fact that my friend plays a Star Wars RPG or that when she told me she played as a Zabrak sniper not only did I know exactly what she was talking about but I didn't even have to look up reference to draw this picture.  Oh, and I'm totally jealous she's playing a Star Wars RPG.

-Valentine

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lieutenant on Deck!

I'm wrapping up a series for a show that I'm having in nineteen days (yikes!), so I'm pulling from the archives again.  Incentive to join the Empire never looked so adorable.  (Somehow I doubt adorable is the image they were going for.)

-Valentine


Monday, June 11, 2012

Fair? Who needs fair?

I saw Snow White and the Huntsman tonight and while I enjoyed it I kept wondering what Snow White would be like if she didn't have to rely on someone to protect her.  This princess means business; I doubt you'll ever find her singing to the song birds in the forest.

-Valentine


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Eat your heart out, Quixote!

A persistent fever has made it a little difficult to work on anything new, so for the time being enjoy a portrait I did of a friend and her new guitar.

-Valentine

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Yeyj

This is a  revisited character from the past.  The original this drawing is based on is a decade old and while I tweaked some things here and there, I mostly left it alone.  Sometimes simple is oh so sweet.

-Valentine

Steampunk Looking Glass

My mom's been in town visiting, so posting has gotten (and will likely continue to be) a little sporadic.  Still, I wanted to make up for the past two days with some drawings from the archives.  Hopefully I'll be able to get back on track tonight.  Hopefully.


Alice

Cheshire




-Valentine

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Splish! Splash!

I've been watching The Adventures of Korra religiously lately and that of course rekindled my love with bending.  A friend fancies herself as a waterbender, so I couldn't resist. 

The others are like to follow.

-Valentine

Playful Priestess

 Even high priestesses have their sillier moments, do they not?

-Valentine

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Skycaptain! Draw!

Sometimes I play dress up.  Sometimes I draw the results.

-Valentine

Where does she get those wonderful toys?

I've been absent; I apologize.  To help remedy that a friend of mine called me out.  We made a pact that we'd each update our blogs four times a week.  I had been hoping to keep sketches off of this blog, but she forced my hand.  Oh well.  Worse things have happened. 

Said friend owes me a hat.  She owes me a Russian Batman hat.  So...

-Valentine

P.S.
DC owns Batman and they do a better job with it than I ever could.