Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pictures from the Richmond Art Gallery!

Hello Everyone!
This is from the trading card show still on at the Richmond Art Gallery.  Mine are in the third row.  They are the women drawn in three styles: Story-book, Idealized and Japanese - Anime style.  You can see a sample below.  They were all hand drawn, colored in photo-shop then the lines were touched up with black ink.  Afterward, all cards received a embellishment by being with Japanese and Korean colored sparkle ink.  (It's very subtle) Lastly, small lacy cut outs were made on each card. 
  My friend, Kate Gauthier, is also in the show.  She hand cut out all of her pieces with an tiny exact o-knife and was playing with positive and negative space.  Really pretty Kate.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Seasons Greetings!

Hello Everyone!
I trust you are having a good Christmas season?

Well, here's a little Christmas card I'm working on.  It's not finished quiet yet... but almost. :D
I have to go make supper now, so until I return, I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

By Request

A friend of mine asked me to do up a quick little portrait of her friend for a birthday gift.
I thought it turned out nicely... so here it is. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Richmond Art Gallery -Opening This Thursday!

Hi everyone,

Join us for the opening reception of your ATC Exhibition this Thursday,
November 25th from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

The Artist cards are going up on the Gallery walls at this very moment, for our
largest ATC Exhibition ever! Over 400 people have participated this
year, meaning there are thousands of Artist trading cards to look at from all over the

Hope to see you there!

All the best,

Kathy Tycholis
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate

L.A. Art Show

Well, the Show in L.A. was a huge success! Over 20, 000 people turned out to check out our work. Cool hey? If you can spot mine you win the Gold Waldo Star for the day! ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Story-Book Sketches

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving... and if you are south of the Canadian border, I hope your thanksgiving to come is a good one. ;) Here are some sketches that I did during the break. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October! Holy! Where did the time go?

Well, here are some sketches I did as research for my next project. I'm referencing the same artists as before. ;) Cheers, T.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Texture Map

Hello Everyone! I just thought I'd take a moment to throw up a texture map of mine. I'll throw up some more a little latter... I have to finish those illustrations...Only 15 more to go. I'm so excited!
Anyhow, back to my map. This is for the thatched roof of my little Versailles cottage that you can see when you go to my CG site: It needs some more love. A.K.A. it needs to be a little more dence but when I start working the flowers in I can use up those spaces. I made this texture map using Maya(for the UV's), Photoshop and Zbrush. Yup, I'm on the Zbrush train. I used it to bake in a Mat cap and bump up the rishness factor. Mmmmm.... If this was food... it would be golden. Yum.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Hello Everyone! He he he... I feel so bad... which just goes to show how un-bad I am... I'm illustrating a book right now, and I took some time to do something just for me... Oh the shame.
Anyhow, here she is... she's all mine, hence the undefined style. Ah, oh well. Alright, back to the book.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Completing the last post

Hello again! Sorry, I didn't get back to you sooner. Ahhh... I have so much to do and no time... Stresssssssss.......... but, these are already scanned so it's going to feel soooo nice to complete something.... ahhhhh. Then back to the grind... I'm eagerly anticipating the release from this vice of stress.... it's going to feel so very good.... like a hot shower and chocolate all at the same time. I can't wait. Okay, I need to get at it. Here are the rest of the of my sketches. These are referencing Claire Wendling's sketches. She is easily my favorite artist at the moment. She is brilliant. If you haven't seen her work before I highly recomend you check her out. I think she has to be one of the best drawers of our time. Amazing. I also have referenced her in the doodles coming through post. For the going old school look I referenced Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone. Very beautiful illustration style. I hope to incorporate some of their style into some completely original pieces of mine... if anything is truely original... ever. Well, as close as I can get any ways. Anyhow, with out further ado... please enjoy. Tara

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sketchy Sketches Part Two...

Well, Im very sad to say that I can't upload anymore images right now... my upload button has stopped and I have no idea why. I'll wait a little while to see if Blogger is updating their site.
Stay tuned, we will be right back!

Some Sketchy Sketches...

Going Old School

Here's an older style, that I love. More coming soon. ;)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Where does all the time go? Yikes!

I'm working my butt off and I still feel like I'm playing catch up... and look at the date! Yikes! Here's a pretty girly sketch I did quickly... I have some more that I'm going to upload shortly but I'm going to work on my other site right now: