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Another page from my book. This one’s about my dog sunbathing while we swam in the pool, because she hated getting wet. We’d always try to splash her but she’d plant herself at the back of the deck so we couldn’t reach. Then when we weren’t looking, she’d come to the edge and drink from the puddles!
Every time my mom gave her a bath, she’d run outside and dart up the stairs to the deck, then wait for us to open the gate. She loved sitting up there in the sun.
Watercolor/colored pencil + some tinkering in photoshop.

Another page from my book. This one’s about my dog sunbathing while we swam in the pool, because she hated getting wet. We’d always try to splash her but she’d plant herself at the back of the deck so we couldn’t reach. Then when we weren’t looking, she’d come to the edge and drink from the puddles!

Every time my mom gave her a bath, she’d run outside and dart up the stairs to the deck, then wait for us to open the gate. She loved sitting up there in the sun.

Watercolor/colored pencil + some tinkering in photoshop.

I’m sort of getting into this whole digital painting thing, it saves me so many panic attacks when i screw something up.

I’m sort of getting into this whole digital painting thing, it saves me so many panic attacks when i screw something up.

Last one and then I’m going back and painting real stuff alright okay

Last one and then I’m going back and painting real stuff alright okay

Michelle, stop painting so many dogs! Especially really creepy ones!
My mom snatched this up as soon as I finished it (oh, mom) and it’s been awkwardly hanging in her office ever since. I’m not sure how I feel about the final piece, but I learned so much while painting it that I don’t particularly care. It was also my first time painting something so texture-heavy, so it was a great challenge, and I can officially add fur/hair to the List of Things I Can Paint. 
I spent a lot of time resisting paint, and my biggest struggle through college was finding a medium that I could not only use well, but one that didn’t send me spiraling into a panic attack. A professor during my Bachelors basically just told me to pick up a damn paint brush already, and I’ve basically been painting ever since. Thanks, Professor Velasquez!

Michelle, stop painting so many dogs! Especially really creepy ones!

My mom snatched this up as soon as I finished it (oh, mom) and it’s been awkwardly hanging in her office ever since. I’m not sure how I feel about the final piece, but I learned so much while painting it that I don’t particularly care. It was also my first time painting something so texture-heavy, so it was a great challenge, and I can officially add fur/hair to the List of Things I Can Paint. 

I spent a lot of time resisting paint, and my biggest struggle through college was finding a medium that I could not only use well, but one that didn’t send me spiraling into a panic attack. A professor during my Bachelors basically just told me to pick up a damn paint brush already, and I’ve basically been painting ever since. Thanks, Professor Velasquez!

WIP

WIP

So after working on my book for three weeks, then getting laid off from my job, I really needed to work on something that wouldn’t stress me out. So I’ve been painting cute little animals all week, and it was definitely a better solution than watching reruns of Madmen and eating strawberry shortcake. It’s just really nice to draw and paint and remember why you actually like it in the first place. Plus it gave me an opportunity to try out my “new” super-fast-upgraded computer! (Thanks Wyatt!)
Now, cake for breakfast? Maybe.

So after working on my book for three weeks, then getting laid off from my job, I really needed to work on something that wouldn’t stress me out. So I’ve been painting cute little animals all week, and it was definitely a better solution than watching reruns of Madmen and eating strawberry shortcake. It’s just really nice to draw and paint and remember why you actually like it in the first place. Plus it gave me an opportunity to try out my “new” super-fast-upgraded computer! (Thanks Wyatt!)

Now, cake for breakfast? Maybe.

Finally finished!

Finally finished!


Wrap-around book cover for WW Norton. Don’t know if they’ll actually use it yet, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It’s for a book of urban legends and my job was to illustrate just one for the cover. Overall it was, well, really good (and long overdue) practice with watercolor. WISH ME LUCK GUYS

Wrap-around book cover for WW Norton. Don’t know if they’ll actually use it yet, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It’s for a book of urban legends and my job was to illustrate just one for the cover. Overall it was, well, really good (and long overdue) practice with watercolor. WISH ME LUCK GUYS

So I’ve got this book that I illustrated, and rumor has it it’ll be available for sale September 1st.

So I’ve got this book that I illustrated, and rumor has it it’ll be available for sale September 1st.