Blogging break! + Random question!

Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be on a blogging break for the next 2-3 weeks as I will have limited access to a computer.  I've scheduled a few posts to show you some of the work-in-progress paintings I've been working on in my free time, but I won't be around to … Continue reading Blogging break! + Random question!


Draw Everything June II: Week 2 Roundup

DEJ2 Day 6: Resolute. Small version by River on Strike A Spark. Originally created for Draw Everything June 2.

Welcome back to Week 2 of Draw Everything June!  Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday.  You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition.  For week 2, there were a bunch of challenging poses - so I'm … Continue reading Draw Everything June II: Week 2 Roundup

#Mermay Sketch: Starfish

Starfish: Chibi Mermaid for Mermay Sketch - Small Version - by River on Strike A Spark

For the last day of May, I have one last #Mermay sketch to share with you!  This picture was actually my first concept for #Mermay, but the last finished - there were a few structural flaws with the original thumbnail that took me a while to work through.  In the end, though, I'm glad I … Continue reading #Mermay Sketch: Starfish

Cloud Finished Painting a Mermaid!

Mermaid Chibi Cloud Sketch by River

Today I'm happy to share with y'all that Cloud finished the first of the mermaid paintings!  ~(˘▾˘~) (~˘▾˘)~  This sketch: . . . is now a lovely watercolor!  I'm so happy. (。◕‿◕。)  Please head on over to Cloud's World Of: and check it out!

Falling (Digital Painting WIP)

Falling (WIP) by River. Digital sketch produced in GIMP 2.8 using a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet.

I was going to add this to a sketchdump later this week, but as I finished the inks today, I thought I'd go ahead and post it. (^u^)  Here is the finished inked version of a new print, "Falling"! Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (one of my favorite books), this print features a … Continue reading Falling (Digital Painting WIP)

Sketches and Ramblings

Work is going slowly this week. I don't have any finished pieces to share, so here's a page of sketches I shared on Twitter: (This is probably a good time to mention that I usually post daily sketches on Twitter.  They just seem to fit better on Twitter vs this blog.  But maybe I … Continue reading Sketches and Ramblings

Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet

A pencil sketch of a child wearing a protective turquoise amulet and bracelet.

The birthstone of December, turquoise has also been known for its protective qualities.  I imagine that it's the perfect gem to create an amulet for those you love, so today's sketch is of a child wearing a turquoise amulet and bracelet.  They were given to her by her parents and grandparents to protect her when … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet