SkADaMo Day 30 – Last Day!!

November 30, 2012

last day pencil

Wooooo hoooo! We did it, y’all!

Wouldn’t you know, my last sketch would be the most rushed. I’m out the door right now. But I wanted to thank each and every person who stopped by to root me on this month! You just can’t know how much that helped me. I feel like I’ve gotten my mojo back!

I also want to thank all the talented, inspiring bunch of sketchers who joined me in SkADaMo! This year was much enriched by everyone’s participation and cheerleading for each other! You all rock!

So, of course, since I’m a glutton for punishment, I think I’ll do HoHoDooDa again this year. I hope my partners in crime join me again, if they can, they are busy talented ladies! Of course, anyone who feels the spirit move them can join as well.

Have a happy, happy holiday season everyone!


SkADaMo Day 29

November 29, 2012

elf deer gift 450


It’s almost over! One more day!

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SkADaMo Day 28

November 28, 2012

Thrash Bunny redo.

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SkADaMo Day 27

November 27, 2012

Tonight, we eat like kings!

So, like, I missed yesterday, so I did two squirrels for the price of one. Such a deal!

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SkADaMo Day 25

November 25, 2012

My lovely husband suggested hookah smoking reindeer as a sketch today. In order to keep it kid-friendly I made it a bubble hookah. Although I don’t imagine there is any such thing.

Oh no! I just “Googled” it and there IS such a thing! Still involves tobacco!

Well, ok, these health-conscious reindeer are making tobacco-free, candy cane flavored  bubbles with this hookah!

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SkADaMo Day 24

November 24, 2012

Some of my favorite be-whiskered folk are otters.

Ya know, for some reason, even though I realize they are different critters, “Muskrat Love” was playing in my noggin while I drew these guys. Something about “nibbling on bacon, chewin’ on cheese…”

Swing by here for some fellow SkADaMo shenanigans and check out Illustration Friday‘s “Whiskers” this week. And for a giant shot of inspiration, check out PiBoIdMo.

SkADaMo Day 23

November 23, 2012

Sometimes you just have to take the leap.

So leap on by and see what my fellow SkADaMoers are doing, right here.

SkADaMo Day 21

November 21, 2012


Or as some of us call it “Stuff-your-face-until-you-can’t-even-see-straight Day!

But seriously, thank you, everyone who has every stopped by, everyone who has ever left an inspiring comment, an insightful critique or just a hello. I am so so grateful to you all!

Happy Thanksgiving, all y’all!



So this is another redo of an older sketch, done in digital pencil as opposed to the original’s graphite pencil.

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SkADaMo Day 20

November 20, 2012

As I sat down to sketch, I realized I was dragging a bit lately, and that’s when this here dragon popped into my head.

Get it? Dragging, dragon. Sigh.

Anyway, being tired and cranky paid off tonight.

Wow, day 20 of SkADaMo and PiBoIdMo. We’re getting there. So, hey, take a look at what the other SkADaMoers are up to by clicking their links at the end of this post.

SkADaMo Day 19

November 19, 2012

You guessed it, COLD TURKEY!

Got turkeys on the brain for some reason.

Limping along, day 19 for SkADaMo and PiBoIdMo!

Stop by and check out the other SkADaMoer‘s links, over yonder at the bottom of this post.


SkADaMo Day 18

November 18, 2012


So I missed another day. It happens. Still alive and kicking though! Going strong with PiBoIdMo as well!

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SkADaMo Day 16

November 16, 2012

Lately I’ve been feeling as if I’m moving at a snail’s pace… which wouldn’t be so bad, if it was this snail.


This is a redo of a sketch from years ago. Tweaked it a bit and sketched it in digital pencil again, as opposed to the original, which was with my trusty mechanical pencil. Oh, and I killed two birds with one stone for Illustration Friday’s “Zoom.”

Actually, a couple of birds were killed with one stone (although no actual birds were harmed in the making of this post.) This is a seed for a PiBoIdMo idea. So, ya know, I’ve got that goin’ for me.

Oh, and please, when if you get a chance, stop by and take a peek at what my fellow SkADaMoers are doing using the link at the end of this post right here.

SkADaMo Day 15

November 15, 2012

Alas, if Rex could have just gotten in a good work out, he might not have become extinct.


Stop on by and check out my fellow SkADaMoers and get plenty inspired by PiBoIdMo when you get a chance!

SkADaMo Day 14

November 14, 2012


… and he sticks the landing!

Another PiBoIdMo brainstorm.

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SkADaMo Day 13

November 13, 2012


Miles and Becky couldn’t quite put their finger on it, but there was something just a little bit different about Great Aunt Mildred today.


Hey, it’s lucky day number 13! This came to me while PiBoIdMo-ing this morning.

Be sure to stop by and check out the other fabulous SkADaMoer’s links here.

Oh, and while you’re at it, stop by PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) for some very inspiring posts. It may be too late to join this year, but if you are interested in writing and or illustrating a picutre book, think about it next year. It’s amazingly inspiring!