Playing around in the sketchbook after a day of painting pictures of crustaceans for a project.
In keeping with the Peter Capaldi theme, here he is as Cardinal Richelieu.

Playing around in the sketchbook after a day of painting pictures of crustaceans for a project.

In keeping with the Peter Capaldi theme, here he is as Cardinal Richelieu.

In honor of the Dr. Who premiere next month, a little doodle of Peter Capaldi charming snakes in the 1988 film Lair of the White Worm. 
This movie had everything: Bram Stoker, Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, vampires, a giant snake and topped off by being directed by Ken Russell.
Also notable are the curly, floppy locks of Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi in the movie.
I think it is still on Netflix if you want to see a very odd movie.

In honor of the Dr. Who premiere next month, a little doodle of Peter Capaldi charming snakes in the 1988 film Lair of the White Worm.

This movie had everything: Bram Stoker, Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, vampires, a giant snake and topped off by being directed by Ken Russell.

Also notable are the curly, floppy locks of Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi in the movie.

I think it is still on Netflix if you want to see a very odd movie.

christinawaldsketches:

Here is the rest of my Portland sketchbook covering the Icon 8 illustration convention and a little of our trip to the cascades. I finally have scanned most of them in.

It has been a non-stop tsunami of work since I got back in town and I an trying to keep from being swept away in a wave of all-nighters.

After the conference we took tours of some local wineries, saw the Cascade mountains, the site of Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel and Mt. Hood.

We also had a great time visiting with friends that just moved to Portland (who we miss already) and met many new friends.

Here is the first set covering the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. http://christinawaldsketches.tumblr.com/post/92018691160/first-set-of-sketches-from-my-trip-to-portland-or

A little throwback Thursday… Some illustrations for cards included in Star Wars Instant Adventures from West End Games. Very tiny paintings around 5” X 7”… Circa 1996…

This is from back when we used to mail art in and the top is acrylic on gessoed illustration board.

In honor of the new Mythgard Institute class on Dune, here is a blast from the past of some of the cards I did for the Dune CCG in the 90s.

As has probably been chronicled before by other artists from the project, we at first were directed to make it look like the movie and then later were told not to in later sets.

I could not find the cards to of my favorite paintings for the sets and did more of them than I thought. I hope I can find the rest. Many of the original art scans are on long forgotten zip drive cartridges(I DO NOT miss those)…

Of course it is crazy to find anything you did 18 or so years ago. (And I do hundreds of illustrations a year, do the math and imagine an episode of Hoarders and you get the idea of how many books, cards, paintings etc. I have…)

It is funny to look at them now. I would probably make some different design decisions. Many of the illustrations look like they take place in a hotel (perhaps an art deco Hilton in desperate need of a remodel?) and I like to think I would make better composition choices now…

Anyway, I am reading the book again for the class, although the audiobook this time. Too many deadlines.

The book I illustrated for Bloomsbury written by Anna Claybourne was in a supplement for The Guardian featuring the Best New Children’s Books Summer 2014.

christinawaldsketches:

First set of sketches from my trip to Portland, OR before the Icon Illustration conference started. As you can see, we went to a lot of gardens.

The top is a view of the Broadway Bridge from our condo.

More soon from the tip!

I have been swamped and out of town. Here is the first batch from my trip.

Just finished the second season of Orange is the New Black.
I have to say my favorite new character is Vee. She is the Dolores Umbridge of OITNB.
Ultimately, I was not happy with the resolution to her story arc…
http://popsmoothie.com/

Just finished the second season of Orange is the New Black.

I have to say my favorite new character is Vee. She is the Dolores Umbridge of OITNB.

Ultimately, I was not happy with the resolution to her story arc…

http://popsmoothie.com/

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Painting I did for Dragon Magazine in 1996 (Issue 236). The AD back then was really fun to work with.
I cannot believe I put floppy sandals on a priestess! It was before the flip-flop craze so maybe I was fashion forward for the gamer on the move…
It is funny now to look at my old paintings and see what I would do different now.
My model was my good friend Ioana from Romania. I am visiting her on sabbatical there in September while she is on sabbatical. Hopefully we will not be live reenacting this scene in Transylvania…

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Painting I did for Dragon Magazine in 1996 (Issue 236). The AD back then was really fun to work with.

I cannot believe I put floppy sandals on a priestess! It was before the flip-flop craze so maybe I was fashion forward for the gamer on the move…

It is funny now to look at my old paintings and see what I would do different now.

My model was my good friend Ioana from Romania. I am visiting her on sabbatical there in September while she is on sabbatical. Hopefully we will not be live reenacting this scene in Transylvania…

It is an interesting choice that the finale for Game of Thrones is on Father’s Day. Just a thought…

It is an interesting choice that the finale for Game of Thrones is on Father’s Day. Just a thought…