playing around

February 15th, 2017 by _d2_

as i continue to learn more about how to turn my pictures into a more complex form of digital art, here are a few of the ones i’m happy with.

though i’m playing around most of the time with smaller pictures (ones that i already saved) i’m realizing i need to start exporting them without a size restraint so that i can have more pixels to work with….

also – i hope to be updating my blog, my portfolio, and the cirque de fantomes website in a few weeks/next month. they’re all long overdue for an overhaul and i hope to make things easier to get to/look at.

oh, and another thing – i recently opened up a store on redbubble. i hope to start adding some of these “fancied up” pics when i get some more done at a higher resolution.

winter bloom ~

February 13th, 2017 by _d2_

one thing i did while i was silent here was to start playing/learning editing techniques in photoshop. primarily i was working on learning to work with textures, levels, and contrast to create more interesting and atmospheric pictures.

i still have a way to go, but i feel like they’re starting to look more alive and interesting. this weekend i took some pics of the kitsune to work with. my mom had told me that if i left the flowers on our hydrangea they would dry out and create interesting semi-skeletal flowers. well… ours didn’t exactly hit the skeletal stage, but we’ve also had an extremely wet winter so maybe they didn’t get the chance to.

as an aside… i need to find some more vintage tie pins… they make great hairpins!

catching up

February 3rd, 2017 by _d2_

okay, slowly pulling myself back together and getting back on the ball with my artwork. a lot of what i’ve been working on has been 2D stuff – drawing primarily with some photography. i also decided to focus mostly on my blog, instagram, and patreon as places to share things (the latter two being the most important ones – sorry blog! ). so i must admit, these pictures have been shared before in other places, but i wanted to update the blog here with things i had shared since it’s been awhile and i’ll be coming back here with posts. not sure how often, but at least this is a start right?

depression hit me pretty hard this winter, so one morning i decided to walk around and look at the snow (we had just received about 10 inches of it… ). i’m still not sure what made me decided i had to take my camera with me, but i’m glad i did as i was able to capture some truly amazing shots in t he woods near my house. though i’ve only processed two pictures from that day (even though it’s been a few weeks) i’m still happy with just the two -

that day was when i started to pull myself together, though it is still a work in process. i used some of my drawings to help as well, taking a chance to experiment with color and ink splatters to add interest.

lastly i started a personal yearlong project to help me overcome my discomfort/embarrassment/fear of having pictures taken of me. i decided to try and do a self portrait each month with one of my dolls. even though i had never done it before and was fairly certain i would have nothing of worth, i was once again surprised by two shots that came out really well –


i've been drawing for as long as i could hold a pencil and art became my first language. though i've only been sculpting since 2007, i fell in love with the idea of being able to bring my drawings to life. i am heavily inspired by medieval macabre artwork, japanese yokai, and oddly enough, sherlock holmes. currently i'm living just south of beautiful portland oregon ^^