Thursday, February 28, 2019

Michael Jordan.

You can't have Space Jam without Michael Jordan. I was originally going to paint him realistically, but then I decided to make him match with his fellow Looney Tunes and made him into a cartoon version of himself.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Well, suffering succotash, it's Sylvester! Like Tweety, I was a big fan of Sylvester (though, I do understand the two were mortal enemies). Matt likes how all of these cartoons have attitudes.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Lola Bunny.

Lola Bunny is up next. I knew a lot of people with crushes on her. As a friend of mine said: she was way too sexy for a cartoon. I agree. Calm down, Lola with your heavy-lidded eyes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tweety Bird.

When I was young, I told everyone my first tattoo was going to be Tweety Bird and I said it for many years. That's probably why you have to be 18 to get tattoos. I, thankfully, do not have a Tweety tattoo, but he really was my favorite.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bugs Bunny.

The theme for February is SPACE JAM! So, everybody get up, it's time to slam now. I also designed the entire background for this and I'm seriously thrilled about it. First up, it's Bugs Bunny!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Kyle's Smorgasboard.

One of my all time favorite things to make has to be a smorgasboard. They can be themed for a particular show, movie, or person. OR you can give me a list of all of your favorite things and I put them together in a visual puzzle so that every time you look at it, you see something different. They take me ages to do, but they're so, so worth it. I whipped this one up for my friend, Kyle. Some things he likes are overt and in your face while others take some extra looking around.

America: Land of Shame.

More than ten years ago, I was asked by my waiter/friend at Ram's Horn to draw him a picture of the Statue of Liberty with her head in her hands in shame. A couple months back, he asked me to recreate that image, but wanted it painted, full color, and my interpretation of it. He said Lady Liberty would be ashamed of what we've done as a country; especially with the election and that everything she stood for is a sham these days. The crying tears being the American Flag instantly came to me. He was in love with it (and I'm glad).


After doing multiple painted dog portraits, I FINALLY got to do a cat. A dear friend asked me to paint a portrait of his girlfriend's cat, Pantera, back around Christmas. I was seriously so proud once I finished. I painted it using acrylic for the background, letters, and bowtie and I finished the cat using gouache. She absolutely loved it and he was impressed and I was really happy.

Friday, February 15, 2019


Yesterday was Valentine's Day and I was just sitting here thinking about how my mom hates it when people say: ValenTIME's Day. I didn't even say it to her on the phone, but hopefully when she reads this it makes her laugh. I had the genius idea to paint Shrek as a Valentine portrait painting. Just look at that face! Matt Benyo did the glitter for the background because he is the glitter master. SomeBODY once told me HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Wienermobile.

My love for the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile knows no bounds. I have been obsessed with it for as long as I can remember. I wish I took a picture with it every time I went to see it when I was younger, but I have started doing it over the last few years. As you can see, my hair color changes in each of them. I have bought many a membership to the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan just to bask in its presence. I am so in love with it, in fact, I got a tattoo because it's one of my favorite things in the world. I recently whipped up this little drawing of myself with the wienermobile. Anyway, I just want Oscar Mayer to take me for a ride and send me some sort of memorabilia with the wienermobile on it. I would actually die.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Veronica Sawyer.

I previously did Veronica Sawyer, but this one is at the end of Heathers after things have turned into a real BLAST! My friend, Stephanie, is a huge fan of the movie and this get-up in particular. I had a lot of fun putting this one together.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Frida Kahlo.

As an artist, I've always respected Frida Kahlo. When a friend asked me to create a bright and colorful Frida with some glitter thrown in, I couldn't wait. With this piece in particular, I had such a clear image in my mind before I made it so when it came time to putting that idea into motion, it made the process very enjoyable. Matt added the glitter, but I'm so happy with how this turned out.

I didn't know until afterwards that the reason my friend had me do Frida is because through all of the tough times and hard work, Frida never gave up and pushed on to do what she needed to do. Frida, to her, was a symbol of strength and endurance.

She told me she doesn't have any art in her apartment and she wanted to change that. I'm really happy that one of the first pieces to grace her home is this one.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Super Saiyan God Vegeta.

I had a friend ask me to paint a portrait of Vegeta in his Super Saiyan God form for her boyfriend's birthday (which, coincidentally, is the same day as my mom's). She wanted a black background and flames. I used a metallic powder mixed with a medium to create those coppery flames and man, I used the Turner Acryl Gouache again. The colors are just THE BEST.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Gandalf The Grey.

I had a friend ask me to paint a Gandalf the Grey for her and she requested his pipe be included. At first, I was wildly overwhelmed with all of the hair and the beard, but then I just realized it was about making textures and having fun. She loved it and I do, too. I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan. It's the best.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Stevie Nicks.

I had some friends from overseas that I made this young Stevie Nicks for. Had a good time with it. Who doesn't love a good gypsy woman?? I saw Fleetwood Mac for the first time ever back in October on Devil's Night. It was a great show.