The Hummingbird Sketches

the traveling sketchbook
Rachel goes to Clarion Ladies Academy, and I really wanted to draw her in her uniform. Thanks to Harry Potter, there’s nothing I love more than a good prep school uniform.
I love how her face turned out. She’s a cutie.

Rachel goes to Clarion Ladies Academy, and I really wanted to draw her in her uniform. Thanks to Harry Potter, there’s nothing I love more than a good prep school uniform.

I love how her face turned out. She’s a cutie.

my friend crinoline-gremlin requested that I draw Rachel Elizabeth Dare from the Percy Jackson series. I don’t normally do requests, but if you catch me at the right time with the right request, it’ll get done. In Hannah’s case, I was reading the books, she’s a good friend of mine, and I like the character.

my friend crinoline-gremlin requested that I draw Rachel Elizabeth Dare from the Percy Jackson series. I don’t normally do requests, but if you catch me at the right time with the right request, it’ll get done. In Hannah’s case, I was reading the books, she’s a good friend of mine, and I like the character.

I’m taking requests!

I need to do more sketches. The first five people to make a request will get it sketched for them! Unless I have no idea who the character is, then you’d SoL.

Send me a character!!

more Annabeth! Love this girl. Sometimes I feel like I am her. Those are good moments.

more Annabeth! Love this girl. Sometimes I feel like I am her. Those are good moments.

more Annabeth Chase! I love her. In reading the books, I identify with her almost as strongly as I identify with Hermione. And that says a lot.

more Annabeth Chase! I love her. In reading the books, I identify with her almost as strongly as I identify with Hermione. And that says a lot.

Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series.

Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series.

you should know I LOOOOOVE figure drawing. I mean, if that wasn’t obvious by now. Most of my figure drawing sketches aren’t going to show up here because they’re naked people. I put clothes on this one. Most of them are naked guys because for some reason I’m completely baffled by male anatomy and musculature and I don’t understand their hips and proportions at all.

you should know I LOOOOOVE figure drawing. I mean, if that wasn’t obvious by now. Most of my figure drawing sketches aren’t going to show up here because they’re naked people. I put clothes on this one.
Most of them are naked guys because for some reason I’m completely baffled by male anatomy and musculature and I don’t understand their hips and proportions at all.

things I can’t draw and should work on more: hands.

things I can’t draw and should work on more: hands.

in my book, there are these things called Naming Ceremonies. I wanted to do something unusual with the makeup for the two main girls. I wanted it to have a warrior feel to it, and with Cypriss, a tribal feel.
I work as a makeup artist, so honestly, I’m kind of dying to try these looks out and see what they’d look like on someone.

in my book, there are these things called Naming Ceremonies. I wanted to do something unusual with the makeup for the two main girls. I wanted it to have a warrior feel to it, and with Cypriss, a tribal feel.

I work as a makeup artist, so honestly, I’m kind of dying to try these looks out and see what they’d look like on someone.

Sweden had these wicked cool jackets they wore in Sochi, and I was like hey I’ll do something inspired by those for the book I’m writing. PS that’s Arrow. 
And yes I know it’s only been a few days since you’ve seen her or something, but for me, this was months and months later.

Sweden had these wicked cool jackets they wore in Sochi, and I was like hey I’ll do something inspired by those for the book I’m writing. PS that’s Arrow.

And yes I know it’s only been a few days since you’ve seen her or something, but for me, this was months and months later.

an unfinished sketch of Ben Barns. 
I was watching the Narnia films while sick with the flu, wondering if the 2nd and 3rd films would be any better while I was sick.
Yes, actually, they were.

an unfinished sketch of Ben Barns.

I was watching the Narnia films while sick with the flu, wondering if the 2nd and 3rd films would be any better while I was sick.

Yes, actually, they were.

good thing I can schedule posts, because I’m on an airplane flying back to LA for a wedding right now and will be away from my computer for the rest of the month. Too busy catching up with friends and watching my real-life OTP get hitched.

another flu dayquil-fueled sketch.

another flu dayquil-fueled sketch.

went to OhayoCon to help my sister with her art table, and got the flu. This was some sort of dayquil-fueled sketch of Ren with the hair of someone who walked by. She just had cool hair.

went to OhayoCon to help my sister with her art table, and got the flu. This was some sort of dayquil-fueled sketch of Ren with the hair of someone who walked by. She just had cool hair.