its INKTOBER baby!

So this is the first year I really wanted to try to do the INKTOBER challenge. Basically it was started by an artist who knew he should be drawing everyday, to practice. Then it blew up from there. He put out a list of ideas to help artists get ideas of what to draw and the rest is up to you. So naturally I'm a day late but I'm really motivated this year to participate. So here are my first and second day drawings. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to send encouraging comments. I need all the motivation I can get. 

 Day 1: SWIFT

Day 1: SWIFT



Total eclipse of the...

It has been too long since my last post. Summers will do that to you. Here is a small sketch of some hand-lettering. Had a lot of fun but need to practice more.

Hope everyone got to see a glimpse of the eclipse. The clouds were perfect cover to get a photo without destroying my phone! Woot! An amazing, rare site. 


That mug

Hey look, day 2 of my drawing a day. Here is a beautiful wrinkly wonder! Just a quick drawing. I definitely need to practice my life drawing. I've gotten very lazy. I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

A dog a day keeps the doctor away...

So I will be attempting to do a drawing a day of a certain subject and January is Dogs! I know what you're saying, "Hey Erin, it's Jan. 5th. You're a little late." And to that I say... "Yup, better late than never, right?!" Here is a little doodle of a corgi that I took into Adobe Illustrator. I think he came out just too perfect. lol Enjoy and we'll see how long I can keep this up!


What to do. Always end up at this giant cement cube of horror. I have a ton of projects but they all seem... uninteresting. Lets hope this week will produce results!

An Idea

We went to the Sequoia National Forest and to see the gigantic trees was very humbling. We humans can build huge structures, fly to space, transform cells to do what we want them to do. But we ourselves will never be that huge, that important, that connected. General Sherman was 275 feet tall, 102 feet circumference, and 52,513 cu ft. He was breathtaking.  I thought for a while and it was the idea that made me feel as big as that creature. I think that is the only way we can feel as immense. Here was a quick sketch of that beautiful tree - that beautiful idea.