Ms. Mustache

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Portland may not have invented the hipster, but I think they’re definitely more in love with the life style than any other city.  (Which is saying a lot since I moved up here from the San Francisco Bay area.)  And, what is no hipster without?

A mustache.

Again, something I don’t quite understand, but I still couldn’t pass up drawing it.

Heya, Half Pint!

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I’ve been spending time at a local coffee shop when I have time in the mornings.  The barista there is kinda cute, so I couldn’t stop myself from doing a drawing of her the other morning to break in my new sketchbook.  Then I brought it home and decided to try something other than my normal digital painting;  I pulled out and dusted off my markers and started having some fun.  I think more of these are in store for the days to come.

Go-Go-Gadget Gouache!

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to take part in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s annual conference.  During some down time someone literally thrust a few tubes of gouache into my hands and told me to do a little painting.  After about ten (maybe fifteen?) minutes I had blocked this little heroine in and had to get back to my duties.

I’m thinking more of this kind of thing will be in my future.

Silk Spectre!

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Or Sally Jupiter.  Really, you can take your pick, but you’d better be polite — she looks rather sassy.

This is another of the sketch cards I did for the Rose City Comic Con.  Honestly, this might have been one of my favorite of the group.

Jean Grey: Woman of Wonder

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I just found out about this wonderful thing that happens in Portland, Oregon every year and I couldn’t not participate!  It’s called Women of Wonder Day, and it’s a benefit for Domestic Violence programs in Portland, Oregon; Flemington, New Jersey; and San Antonio, Texas.  It’s an auction, and the really wonderful thing is that 100% of the proceeds go to Domestic Violence charity programs.
Check out their website, and please, help out if you can!  If nothing else, there’s going to be a lot of great art to look at.

Virgo

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Virgo.  Virgo.  Virgo.  I think Virgo was the hardest zodiac in the series to complete.  As the “virgin maiden” she has no props or accoutrements that would help identify her immediately; still, I think she’s pretty maiden-y, and I’m pleased with how she turned out — especially in the series at large.

So, now with Virgo, we’ve made it half way through the zodiac.  Six down; six to go.