Author Archives: moonminded

August 29

Sohyun

So long Sohyun. The third and final portrait from my spring copy of The Gentlewoman magazine is complete. I’ve taken a set of @Sktchyapp Procreate courses from Lisa Filion (aka the Pixel Princess) as well as a the Creative Bug portrait-a-day tutorial challenge by Charlotte @blueshineart. Their tools, tips, and techniques are all under exploration […]

August 07

Smith

Steven Smith lead a remarkable life by any standard, but especially by the standard of tea lovers. He co-founded Stash, Tazo, and the eponymous Steven Smith Teamaker brand of teas. I remember reading his obituary three years ago and thinking wow, a) gone too soon – 65 felt young for someone who has done so […]

June 22

James

What is the likelihood that the first title that pops into your head, you’ve already used? How many Rocket Man posts can I create? James Harden of the Houston Rockets may be more deserving of the title from a literal POV, but I sketched the rocket of another James – James Todd Rouse – at […]

June 02

Copic Concept

This image, and the app in which I created it, are both products of my trip to Croatia. I have never seen a higher concentration of swimsuit shops in such close proximity. This was true of each of the four cities I visited: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. When your country has over 1,000 miles […]

June 02

Olympian

Simone is my second portrait experiment in Procreate, and also from an editorial feature in The Gentlewoman magazine I used for the Rodarte sister I posted. I experimented with several layers and am getting the hang of being in the right one and how to choose when to add a new layer, but this small […]

May 11

Seinfeld Ent

This is an exploration of Procreate during a recent plane trip. It evolved into a tree guy who looks like it’s doing stand-up comedy. As if among the angry Ents, there was one that defeated evil by wearing down Sauron with endless digs and complaints. In the image gallery, it’s Winter Ent, but based on […]

May 10

Gentlewoman

Finally! And fi-nal-ly, I sprang for my first iPad. I have waited for the perfect pencil for a long time, but Luddite that I am, waiting years on technology is no problem. It’s been worth the wait. I’ve been playing with the layers and features, and watching YouTube videos and generally delighting in having a […]

February 04

Secret

She looks like she has one. In the flight magazine photo it’s based on, the woman is more skeptically amused. I tore out the photo on an Alaska air flight to San Jose last weekend to squeeze in some art time. I have been at a new job for nine months now, and it still […]

March 30

Resist

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”  Before this quote was on every greeting card and coffee mug this side of 1995, and generally considered not to be from Goethe, it was a little  photocopy in a locket that I […]

March 21

Malibu

The only frame of reference I’ve had for Malibu, until just recently, was Malibu Barbie. I had a cool Barbie house that opened flat to become a beach house, or doubled up on top of itself to become Barbie’s ski chalet.  My significant’s parents live there, and when a parent fell, broke ribs, and punctured […]