August 14, 2010

My child

During art class this year, I drew an orphan child from Thailand. I got the picture from an organization that aims to give children portraits of themselves as a way to encourage them. My child's name was "Nong".

This is Nong after he recieved his portrait. I love how his expression is pretty much the same :D.

This is the actual picture I drew, scanned and in better quality.

February 25, 2010

To anyone that still follows this blog

...It's been a long long time. If you are reading this, I am sorry.

Anyway, here's something I did a while ago but was too lazy to put up.
It was a present, I believe, to this couple. This was my first attempt at putting humans or really working with humans much, so I was proud of myself.
Anyway, to anyone reading this, tell me what you think!

September 08, 2009

What it's all About

Ok, I'm very sorry, I know it has been a while. I have been doing some things over the summer (which you won't get to see today because the majority of them are at church, as I painted a few things for our Vacation Bible School, which was museum themed). But here are some drawings for you to enjoy that I have not yet shown you.

"Looking Forward"

This is Lightning. This isn't a very good image of the drawing (note the uneven lighting). But Anyway, here she is as a puppy trying on a service dog vest. Ultimately, this is what puppy raisers work toward - the day the dog they trained and taught to behave would switch from their "future assistant dog" cape into their "assistant dog" cape. Really, the day you see your puppy in the grown up cape is a very happy day indeed.

"Growing Into My Cape: the Portrait of a Superhero"

Pretty self-explanitory (at least to one who has done it). The stages of puppyhood played out until the dog gets to the point of helping someone else instead of being helped and guided by their raiser. Again, it leads up to that ultimate point where the dog sheds his puppy cape and puts on his helper-dog-superhero cape, as the dog prepares to go help someone be more independant. And though giving the puppy up is always hard, the moment you see that the dog is someone else's superhero, that you have, through all the hard labors, changed a life, it becomes all so much more than worth it in the end. To think God would give me the power to change a life.

March 28, 2009

Phoenix and Willow

... Ok, this was actually done in the beginning of January... I've just been too lazy to put it up.

Not that Phoenix and Willow don't deserve the attention - they do. They are both service dogs of Lydia Fecteau (Phoenix is Willow's successor). Willow passed away a couple of months ago, a little before I completed this, and Phoenix has stepped up for Lydia. They are two amazing dogs who are (and were) doing what they were bred and raised to do. Good job girls!

December 31, 2008


Watching Wilma grow up, I fell in love with her - the way she gently took treats rather than ripping my hand off, her beautiful tail feathers, her lovely face. Now, she has puppies of her own - her second litter, who I hope take after her. In October, I drew this picture of her, and finally decided to scan it, because, well... I hadn't yet.

See - this is the technique I used - adding highlights and lowlights first. She's kind of Technicolor, but it worked out well.

Here's the final Drawing. I took a picture of it, in front of our big window, so I had plenty of light. Isn't she pretty? The last one I drew of her, I'm not too fond of anymore (I've improved A LOT), so I had to draw another. This is based of a photo by Becky Oslund.

December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Well... yeah. It's been a long time, and now that Christmas is over, I have some things to show you guys. These were Christmas presents for people who may have seen them early, so I kept them a secret...

This first one I drew for Kayla Dever (well, it was actually her mom who commisioned me...). It has her five lovely PAWS pups, all together. It was fun to do, and I was certain I would never finish it - that the dogs wouldn't fit. But, it all worked out in the end!

.... Yeah... this was a scanned version, and the paper was 14x17, so I had to piece it together. My scanner isn't that big...

Here it is, matted, on display at my school after my art teacher abducted it in October. Because it went on display, the football coach at my school, Coach Kohn, sought me out to do one for his son for Christmas. I'll try to upload a picture for you...

Here we are. This one is 22x28, and one of the ladies at my church, Gail Palpant, is an artist, and she got a good picture of it for me with her nice camera. The Coach gave me the pictures 3 weeks before Christmas, so I was scrambling to get this done.

Anyway, I'm looking to do another composite one, like these two, for a contest. I can't promise when you would get the image (probably sometime in the summer), but if you would like me to, and wouldn't mind waiting for it, I can do some of your dogs (or other animals)! Email me at: if you are interested.

Thanks for reading, and looking. I hope you enjoyed it!

October 29, 2008

Some art for school

Yeah. I know that it's been awhile. Forgive me. I've been busy with school and school related activities. ex - AP english... seems like I've been spending allllll of my free time reading lately. Any - thanks for looking, and enjoy!

I Painted a Pumpkin! It has Horton on it and other characters from Horton Hears a Who. The paint was chipping off before I finished though, and when I took it out to my car, it was raining, and it started dripping on me. Joy!

Also, I drew a Strawberry. There were specific instructions, but I learned a bit about colored pencil. (which, since I've done what seems to be hundred of colored pencil drawings may seem shocking... but it isn't. However, now I must know everything possible about colored pencils. haha. Just Kidding) anyway, doesn't it look yummy?