Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sister knows best

Christmas present from my lil sister. She knows me too well. :D

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Slade and Rayne

For Britt. ;) imperfect idea of what Slade and Rayne look like. suggestions? post 'em you know where. XD

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thirds and Fourths

And here are some more charries! 

Matt and Helen (on couch) are a couple that are mentors/practically parents to my the guys in "firsts". Matt is a relaxed, easy-going guy, with a heart for kids, especially troubled ones.  Helen's a girl with a lotta love, and a soft mousy exterior. Getting her riled up, however, would not be advised. She's fierce! 

Jessie is Matt and Helen's niece. She's friendly, but sharp as a tack. Close with the "first's". Not afraid of danger, but not foolhardy, either.

Terren's Mom: Kind, understanding, single mom. Terren's dad died young. Not necessarily approving of Alex's fostering a love of swordplay/fighting skills in her daughter, but tolerates it.

Alex: Terren's older brother. A father figure to her, since he's about 12 years older than her. Sees no harm in Terren's fascination with weaponry, encourages/amused by it. Works hard to help provide for his family

Young Terren: A little, careless tomboy with a fascination for weapons, and a deep seated love and admiration for Alex. 

On a personal note. These aren't amazing drawings, I know that. Probably better than you do. I can pick out every single flaw with ease. But, I think writing is helping my drawing skills and figure posing, getting an idea of how and what these people are doing. And, I'm having fun, flaws and all. Also, these pictures stink. Blame my phone. XD 

Friday, October 25, 2013


So, here, continuing with last post's topic, is a second. ;) A second group of my charries for NaNoWriMo. Meet Ben, Chance , and Terren. My MC and some guys she's not thrilled to be around.

Ben is a boy with a twisted moral compass, wait, make that steamrolled, moral compass. Raised in a truly horrible environment he's not above using others for his own ends, but expects to be treated that way himself.

Chance: been a bit of a proverbial frog-in-the-pot. Is where he is because of an unstable childhood, but recognizes wrong, where Ben sees normality. A mentor/ brother to Ben.

Terren: My foolish, but brilliant girl. Tried to knock out the pwower behind Ben, got more than she bargained for. Hates Ben and Chance, but Ben the most.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Three firsts

So ya'll might know that, in general, I think I stink at drawing guys. Well, I'm happy  to say, I now am hopeful of mastering that! :D So, there's one first. Second first is, this has so many people in it! O.o Never done four people before! I think it turned out rather well! Third first, which is kinda a two for one deal, (lucky you guys;) this is my first time drawing my characters, like people in my head, in preparation/excitement for my first NaNoWriMo attempt! :D Here's the pic, try to match the guys to their descriptions below... I think I drew them to match their personalities fairly well.

Allen: reserved, shy, has a speech defect he was bullied for. Close with Josh. Redhead/blue eyes

 Jason: Joker, friendly, outgoing, refuses to be easily rebuffed in his friendly advances. Blond/blue-eyed.

Raphael: Survivor of an 'ethnic cleansing' attempt. Leader. Rather dark and broody at times. Black hair/dark eyes

 Josh: Gentle peacemaker. Keeps tensions between other three low. 'Gets' Allen. light brown hair/eyes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Aerin, herself

Hey, ShAD got a hand drawn avatar... ;D
Darnit, sideways again...
 And the second one is just 'cause I like photo editing and it looked neat.... XD

Saturday, October 5, 2013

What Aerin does at art class...

I love art. As if you guys couldn't tell. 

I also love books. Only makes sense to combine the two. Inspired by the eclectic authoress's post on things done with books to make book art, I decided to share my own book art, altered books. The idea is simple. Get a book you don't mind never reading again, and go crazy. A picture is worth a thousand words so I'm just going to insert them... Any questions about the actual process? Feel free to ask!

A book in it's very early stages. I'm trying something new! Inserting matchbook drawers in my altered books! So far, very frustrating trying to cut the holes... I think doing it before gluing the pages together might work best...

Here are random pages I'm fond of for you to enjoy... from two different books. Feel free to ask me about anything shown.

My first book, still a WIP...four years later...
Cover done with Elmer's glue and a candle... ;)
Random collage pages here...


I love this poem. I put a lot of poems in my books.
very proud of this one.
This one was just random paint splotches that turned out birds with the help of some outlining

 My second book also a WIP. Only about a year or two for this one... :)

Trace the outline from a painting and painted over the pose...

This one's gorgeous... 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Midnight sketching.

One edited for line clarity, one slantwise cause it's cool, and one not messed with at all--Hey look at that! They're not sideways! Will miracles never cease? :o

Saturday, September 28, 2013

For CR ;) Because I felt like it... Annoying Aerin in a window...

For those of you who can't read my writing down there, it says "more of a pencil sketch inked than finished drawing, but I think I'll try this again! Aerin" 9/28/13 And I know, I'm sideways again...shoot me. Blogging from a phone with a stupid camera stinks! XD