I've been drawing since I was a little girl. Specifically, I was drawing evening gowns, wedding dresses and flowers. Apparently, some things never change! Now I draw clothing for knit and crochet design work (a book on evening wear would be a DREAM COME TRUE). And I draw flowers for stationery, art on canvas, and for fun in my sketch books.
I LOVE to hand write letters and I like to draw pictures individually for each recipient. Why? Remember the line from that movie, "If you build it, they will come?" Well, I would love to have a line of stationery with my artwork on it one day, so until then I will fake it ;) Here are some samples of my stationery drawings:
These are drawings from my sketchpad. Some are inspired by knitting and crochet, some by lace, some by flowers and some by a variety of tattoo art.
I've been asked to design tattoos for people many, many times. The only one that has come to fruition so far is my sister's tattoo. I was sketching while watching the sunset with her one evening and she loved what I did so much she took the drawing to a tattoo shop and had them apply it to her shoulder! Here is the original drawing and her tattoo in steps. Most tattoos are not done in one setting. The coolest part about this event was that the tattoo parlour was so impressed with my portfolio that night they offered me an apprenticeship! How awesome is that? But this girl has to work, I don't have time to work for free. And I'm probably not quite cool enough to work in a tattoo parlour anyway LOL
Here are some pictures I drew and painted on canvas or cardboard for gifts:
I've also been drawing portraits for years. I prefer to draw from a photograph than a living breathing person in front of me. I've been combing the house to find a portrait I drew of Marlon when he was a toddler and I can't find it yet. So heartbreaking that I may have lost it. Bonus if I could find the photgraph from which I drew the portrait.