Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sketch and Plans for the Week

In the Garden

Just a lil sketch I did. It is available to purchase, if you'd like to!

5/31 Plans for the Week

I was taking photos for etsy and had the idea to take pictures of all my projects. So here are my plans for the week! The pink fabric and hardware are for an overnight bag I'm going to make. The rabbit plush toy is just for fun. The pattern is by the truly awesome Claire Sanders, who I traded with at Stumptown. And the ink and small drawing in the top right are for the illustrations for the next issue of The Courier.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mural Process Pictures

I've finally uploaded the pictures from my trip to Wisconsin, so here are some in-progress pictures from the mural, plus the completely complete mural!

The Canvas

Our canvas, the side of the loafing shed. Yes, it's really called that. It's a shed that's open on three sides, so the cows have some shelter during the winter.

Mom and Aunt

My mom and Aunt working on the stream and trees.

Me and my Aunt

My Aunt and I painting. I didn't realize there was a smear on my camera lens until yesterday, haha.

Doing the Gradient Sky

Almost done with the sky!

In Progress

The sky is done, my mom and Aunt are filling in details.

Completed Mural 2

All done!

Completed Mural

Here is the original drawing!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mural, mostly finished!


Here is the mural, mostly completed. I'll put up some photos of the process soon. This one was taken by my mom. She and my aunt did most of the painting. I did the sky - doing a gradient with exterior house paint was interesting for sure! Kind of difficult. We ended up with 8 yogurt containers of extra blues of various shades.

P.S. I put up some sketchies on my tumblr, including some Alison Mossheart fanart!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vacation Jams!


Some silly things for Thursday! John, Rachel, Hunter, Brian and I did this one while playing rummy, using the Trubble Club & Quimby's free Make Your Own Jams zine.


This one was just John, Rach and I, fueled by many margaritas. I know the scans on these make it look like I don't know how to use Photoshop, but my Photoshop is having some kind of cognitive dissonance which makes it unable to save cleaned up images, and I don't have time to figure out what's wrong right now.

I lowered the prices on a bunch of stuff in my etsy shop!

ALSOOOOO, I completely forgot to mention I will be at the Olympia Comics Fest on Saturday! It will be my first time at this (free!) event. I'll be tabling with Sparkplug and have some copies of my own zines as well. Many other awesome folks will be there, come check it out!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom's Day


I had a busy week last week, and this was part of it: designing the mural for my folk's farm. I'm going to Wisconsin next week and we'll be working on painting it, so expect pictures soon!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I can leave stuff on the scanner now, cause the scanner is in my house.


I don't know how it takes me a month to finish these, since I only work two days a week and can't really afford to do anything that requires more than $3.

In other news, I am working on a mural for the side of my parents' loafing shed (where the cows sleep). I think it will involve some cows.

So yeah, basically, I am taking commissions now! I'd be happy to draw something for y'all, just email me about it - vlpaine (at) yahoo (dot) com.