Landscape {with deer}

I decided to do a landscape today – I usually make them on the back of place-mats in restaurants. I don’t know why I think that the back of place-mats are good places to draw a landscape, but I always seem to. Anyway, here’s my non-place-mat landscape with deer (instead of horses).

Modern Fairy

This was purely imaginative and just for fun – wanted to try to re-create a style I drew a while ago. Also, I called it “modern fairy” because of the pink highlights and blue jeans. O:)

Retro Nightclub

In anticipation of the new year (and possible a new-yearsy post to come) I created a fantasy night club/lounge. Kinda retro 50’s/20’s era with live music and a random disco ball. See more on flickr.

Winter Melt

Drawing 2 Originally uploaded by AmericanPatriot (Using the sweet “blog this” Flickr feature, it works really well) We’re anticipating a 3 day snowstorm this weekend, so I thought I’d fantasize about winter starting to melt instead. The lighting was off, it looks much whiter and more…almost melting in real life.

Art Challenge

I was venting to my husband the other day about needing a break from crocheting and we ended up talking about drawing/painting. I’ve always loved to draw and paint, I’m not the best at it, but I like it and it’s fun and relaxing. Not having any paints, brushes, or canvass on hand, he cleverly

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Avatar :: Thoughts

Avatar is a movie my husband and I have been waiting to see since the first trailer came our over the summer. We actually went down to the nearest IMAX to watch the 15 minute preview in July…which only made us more excited to see it opening night. We wanted to get the 6:30 show, but it was sold out (we’d gotten there an hour early) and the next IMAX showing was going fast so we got our tickets for the 9:40 showing (yes, a 4 hour wait) and as the time grew near we were just hoping it was going to be worth it.
It was. While this movie is based entirely on planets, people (navi), and technology that doesn’t even exist, it still had a very realistic feel to it. The characters’ struggles…