Wednesday, November 04, 2015

dinner sketches


November 3, 2015
Attended a dinner event and sketched during the speakers.

anniversary cow

November 3, 2015
Eight wedding anniversary and our three year old wanted to know if cows were at our wedding.

chore chart sketches





November 2
Working on a chore chart for the girls.

random November 1 sketches

November 1, 2015
Thankful for the World Series to watch and the great Halloween weekend.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inktober: friends?

October 16, 2015
Completely forgot to post this. (And yes, totally slacking off on the Inktober stuff. Sleep. It always comes first and is so elusive with little ones.

Also, that one on the left is a total, inadvertent self-portrait. And the other one is based on a lady I passed on the streets who was so sleek-looking in her fitted, all black ensemble, except for her bright yellow tights and sunglasses. I wished we could chat. We might be friends.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Inktober: NYC building love

October 15, 2015
Perhaps my new favorite sketch. Inspired by a vintage Sesame Street book and my own Instagram photos of buildings.

Inktober: new favorite dog character

October 11, 2015
weird bear, great dog.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Inktober: church mouse

October 11, 2015
Odd squeak in the pews near us yesterday and it made me ponder the possibility of a mouse taking part in the morning's service.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Inktober: sock puppets

October 6, 2015
Sock puppet animals. In love with the elongated arms and bizarre characters.

Inktober: little ghosts and a scooter

October 6, 2015
Missed yesterday, so posting two for today. Brainstorming our building's theme for the huge Halloween street event. Charlie Brown on the brain.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Inktober: football Sunday night

October 4, 2015
Love watching football late Sunday evenings. These guys came from my head and are looking pretty solid.

Inktober: these are a few of my favorite things

October 4, 2015
Late-night, uninspired fallback ideas. Always food. Often flowers.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Inktober: superhero toddler

October 3, 2015
Super quick, tired sketch inspired by a photo of a little girl who had open heart surgery this week. Thinking about sweet Clara.

Inktober: party animals in hats

October 3, 2015
Inspired by the Paul Rand exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, I decided these animals from yesterday needed some party hats. Party on.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Halloween costumes 3

October 1, 2015
Couldn't bear to ink these two cuties and lose the sketchy quality. I love them. Kids in vintage costumes.

Inktober: Halloween costumes 2

October 1, 2015
Inktober sketch. Kids in vintage Halloween masks. Really liking them.

Inktober: Halloween costume 1

October 1, 2015
Little girl in a pumpkin costume.

Inktober: pumpkins & pie

October 1, 2015
Pumpkins and pie on the brain. Happy Inktober!

Inktober: fall squirrel

October 1, 2015
First Inktober sketch. A squirrel surrounded by fall foliage-ish things.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

girl on trike

September 24, 2015
Quick sketch based on a friend's childhood photo. Not thrilled with how it finished, so may need to finish it eventually.

dog chauffeur

September 22, 2015
Saw a guy in Central Park a few weeks ago who had four little dogs on his bike. Couldn't snap a picture but recreated a character based on the concept.

dude in a hat

September 22, 2015
Inspired by M. Sasek.

Monday, September 14, 2015

bookstore window

September 14, 2015
Window of Westsider Records

an attempt to paint something breathtakingly grand

September 14, 2015
My attempt at capturing The Morgan Library. It is beyond imagery really, so why I thought I could capture it in watercolor is beyond me.

Friday, September 11, 2015

loose afternoon painting

September 11, 2015
Feeling discouraged lately about illustration, so gave myself a free afternoon to just paint whatever. I love New York City.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

another one reading

September 1, 2015
Little girl reading. Looks almost too pixie-ish.

canine sketching

September 1, 2015
lots of dogs

Thursday, August 27, 2015

beachy things


August 26, 2015
lots of random beach items and thumbnails for an idea

party time!

August 26, 2015
It's mouse's birthday apparently.

random ugly character sketches

August 26, 2015
character sketches, including a mermaid per Jo's request

sea shells

August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

dogs on the brain apparently

searching for character styles

sketching doodles

Joanna made some scribbles and one struck me as a face so I made it into a dude.

for Joanna

Joanna requested a picture of a carousel of course. She added the starry details.

funny creatures

thinking about little animals and their personalities

digging for ideas


thumbnail sketches for a potential book project

grinding away


random little girl character sketches

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

little girl, big slide

August 12, 2015
little bitty brave one loves the big slides

little entrepreneurs

August 12, 2015
inspired by some neighbor boys' lemonade stand last weekend.