To keep with the whole raccoon thing, I dug up a couple of old Jewel Mania backgrounds I did for Storm8. See, my raccoon phase has been going for quite some time now…these were done several months if not over a year ago. 

I love drawing backgrounds for Jewel Mania because you can get kind of wild and free with whatever you want to draw. There are some amazing backgrounds if you manage to crank through all the levels. It’s still one of my favorite games that I’ve played, and I’m not saying that because I work there. :P 

The other background is of Bean dog saving the city from Godzilla. I have a lot more art that I’m slowly going to drip into this blog, so stay tuned! Also coming up…pigs. 

Note: All of the art above is property of Storm8.

My boyfriend is the best thing since sliced bread.

Better than that actually.

One of my favorite things about him is how his British upbringing has left a permanent mark on his vocabulary. There’s always a random British word that slips out on occasion. One of the most memorable moments was when we were shopping, and Jon leaps out of the men’s clothing with a bathrobe and exclaims, “LET’S GET DRESSING GOWNS!”. “You mean…robes?” I questioned. HE REALLY HAD NO IDEA.

My other favorite was when we were in Hawaii and he wanted to show me the “vest” he was going to buy and then proceeded to walk me to the tank top section.

I couldn’t decide which unicorn face I liked better, and no, it’s not supposed to represent Jon…I just really wanted to draw a country unicorn in a robe.

You know what’s great? Having a regular schedule and working out in the morning so you have ALL NIGHT TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. I’ve been needing a routine, but it’s so hard to motivate yourself when your significant other and dogs are impossible to budge from bed. 

But you know what’s not great? WAKING UP IN THE MORNING. I am trying so hard to be a morning bird, but no matter how hard I try it never gets easier. Maybe my spirit animal really is a nocturnal raccoon…

Anywho, enjoy my drawlin’. This sticker pack should be coming along nicely…although I wasn’t exactly intending on it just being raccoons.

Today’s word of the day at work was one of our cute little storm8 characters named Bean Dog. In case you aren’t familiar with him, he is from the game Jewel Mania. I think he’s my favorite one out of all the character’s in our games, so I couldn’t NOT draw him.I’d like to think that there are thousands of little bean dogs out there emerging from little bean dog pods.

Today’s word of the day at work was one of our cute little storm8 characters named Bean Dog. In case you aren’t familiar with him, he is from the game Jewel Mania. I think he’s my favorite one out of all the character’s in our games, so I couldn’t NOT draw him.

I’d like to think that there are thousands of little bean dogs out there emerging from little bean dog pods.

I can’t help it, I love sad things. My favorite movies are the ones that tear me to shreds, and I am a complete sucker for the saddest classical music. I used to be quite the emo child, playing slow dark songs on the piano at home, often throwing happy songs in major keys into minor keys. (Yeah…) My music friends swore that the composers were rolling in their graves.

Rocking out to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Allegretto.

I know I’m not alone out there, so I drew you all a sad raccoon. It had to be done. 

I really need to work on my traditional painting…but it’s a start! I’m new to gouache, so I had a hard time dealing with the paint drying so fast and not blending. It was a lot of fun though, and I really appreciate the therapeutic qualities that real paint has. 
I gave this one to Jon since he’s been such a patient boyfriend letting me draw half of my nights away, and experiment with new mediums (aka messy house). I ordered some water soluble “oil” paints too, since my roots are really in oil paints (but I hate the mess and paint thinners), but I’m setting the bar low since it’s probably not what I’m expecting.
Very excited about getting back into traditional work though, and knowing that I can only learn and improve more. :)

I really need to work on my traditional painting…but it’s a start! I’m new to gouache, so I had a hard time dealing with the paint drying so fast and not blending. It was a lot of fun though, and I really appreciate the therapeutic qualities that real paint has.

I gave this one to Jon since he’s been such a patient boyfriend letting me draw half of my nights away, and experiment with new mediums (aka messy house). I ordered some water soluble “oil” paints too, since my roots are really in oil paints (but I hate the mess and paint thinners), but I’m setting the bar low since it’s probably not what I’m expecting.

Very excited about getting back into traditional work though, and knowing that I can only learn and improve more. :)

I’m still alive, I swear. Just wrapped up a marathon (yay my feet held out!) then was attacked with some funky skin…thing. I don’t even know, but it’s been distracting me. But most importantly, it was a long vacationy weekend, and I need to step back and take a breather every now and then.
Sketches have never been my forte, but I like to keep them rough and goofy. I was trying to come up with some ideas for some stickers that I want to do as a thank you to people that donated for the Summer Scamper that have not requested a drawing, so here’s a couple ideas I’m toying with. 
I’ll polish these up this week and maybe throw in some more. :) Stay tuned.

I’m still alive, I swear. Just wrapped up a marathon (yay my feet held out!) then was attacked with some funky skin…thing. I don’t even know, but it’s been distracting me. But most importantly, it was a long vacationy weekend, and I need to step back and take a breather every now and then.

Sketches have never been my forte, but I like to keep them rough and goofy. I was trying to come up with some ideas for some stickers that I want to do as a thank you to people that donated for the Summer Scamper that have not requested a drawing, so here’s a couple ideas I’m toying with. 

I’ll polish these up this week and maybe throw in some more. :) Stay tuned.