Thursday, November 19, 2009


#1 - My cousin, Kelin, and some Doodles

#2 - Portraits of various friends (I didn't really do Joanna justice)

#3 - Mountain Dew addiction, Rache-Bebe, and photobooth photo turned sketch of Ruby & I

Here are some sketches from my moleskine before I start my winter break (which will leave me mostly scanner-less, quite sadly). I'll be finishing my children's book over the course of winter break (it's almost complete!) and posting it up here whenever it's to my liking.

xxx Ariel

Editorial Illustration

Here are the last two assignments that I did in my Editorial Illustration class this quarter.
The first image is of a pattern that I made for an article concerning global warming and the environment. The second two images are a proposed magazine layout for a moss graffiti tutorial, and the following is a detail image from the tutorial.

You can click on any of these picture to make them bigger.

xxx Ariel

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Senor Fun!

Here are a couple drawings from my sketchbook of the one & only... Senor Fun! Click on the images to see the full size versions.

A little back story for those of you who aren't familiar with Senor Fun:
Senor Fun is an imaginary friend that I created during my junior year at SCAD while sleep deprived and freaked out about finals. Since then, he's popped up in a lot of my sketchbooks, comics, paintings, and even my Munny project. He's pretty much the best imaginary friend a girl can have. [For more information on Senor Fun, click the first picture! P.S. There's a mistake in it: it's supposed to say "favorite drink: beer, favorite food: beer"]

Ariel, Out.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sketchbook Self Portrait

Fact: I am, in fact, winking. My eye is not bruised over and/or missing. I may sometimes wish I was Odin, but I'm not going as far as removing my own eyeball. P.S. You'll probably want to click on the picture so you can read it better.

I'm currently working on a children's book as well as an illustrated tutorial for school. Assuming that both (or either one) of those come out looking snazzy, I will post them here for the world to see!

That is all.
Ariel Out.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sketchbook & Temple Challenge

Sketchbook Fall 2009
[#1 Icons & Backgrounds & Text for my Editorial Illustration assignment]
[#2 Character Design & Hulk Hogan for my Children's Book class]
[#3 Why is everyone so fascinated with Edie Sedwick?]
[#4 Odd photo of a swimwear model I had to sketch & Miss Kat Dennings]
[#5 Taking it back to high school: A random girl & Hole quotes]

Also visit the Temple of Cartoon Mojo blog to see my sketch for last week's werewolf challenge. I might do the zombie challenge this week, but I'm so tied up with school-work & work-work it's looking sadly unlikely.

Additionally, I apologize for the lack of updates on this blog! Hopefully in the near future I will be getting a new laptop & a secure, readily available internet connection so I can dedicate more time to keeping this site up and running.

Thanks All!
xxx Ariel

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sketchbook Comics

Senor Fun & I having a totally awesome day.
I would like to actually go out Owl Tickling.
[Click to enlarge & read]

Random scenes from things that have and haven't happened.
[Click to enlarge & read]

In other news, my painting are still hanging up at Java Monkey because Ruby & I were lucky enough to get an extension until the end of August. Woo Hoo! Go take a look at them.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Java Monkey

For anyone interested, my work is currently being displayed at Java Monkey in Decatur, GA. As a super-awesome bonus, my good friend (and an excellent painter) Ruby Franklin's work is being displayed, too. [Note: you can find a link to Ruby's website at the top of my blog, under the header]

There are plenty of pieces that have been posted on this blog, as well as new ones never seen here. It will be up until the end of July, so you don't have much time left if you'd like to take a look!

You can find directions to Java Monkey here, or peruse their website here.

Ruby's work is hanging near the front entrance, and you can find mine at the cash register & wine bar. I'll try to get some decent photographs uploaded here before they're taken down, but you'll want to see it for yourself!

Self Portrait & Texture

Untitled Self Portrait
Mixed Media & Colored Pencil on Smooth Bristol
Gift for a friend.

Distressed Texture
Mixed Media (Coffee, Coffee Grounds, Watercolor, Salt, Bleach)

For use in later digital & traditional work.
This was an experiment.
I decided to post it because I was pleased with the result.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Beltline + WonderRoot + Eyedrum

Ruby & I beginning our panels.
(Photo courtesy of Creative Loafing)

My board, all finished, waiting to be hung up somewhere around the city.
(Photo courtesy of Angel)

I participated in Art Sign the Beltline with a couple of friends to raise awareness about the Beltline Project in Atlanta on June 28. It was hosted by WonderRoot and took place at the Eyedrum. The basic premise was to invite artists to paint over 100 wooden boards that would later be hung up where the Beltline will hopefully run. Despite being very hot and sweaty, it was a lot of fun!

Take a look at Beltline, as well as proud sponsers WonderRoot & Eyedrum.
There's also a nice blog about the event with photos at Creative Loafing.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Please click on the image above for a larger picture.

These are the two Munnys and stage that I completed
for my Survey of Illustration class this quarter.

The Munny on the right is Miss Menace.
The Munny on the left is Senor Fun (with his teddy).
The stage is wired with white LEDs & a switch.

Not familiar with Munny? Look Here.

Thanks to Rick Lovell for the photograph!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

Assorted Artist Trading Cards
(Two Sizes: 2.5" x 3.5" and 3" x 5")
Collage (Ink on Tissue Paper, Photos, Matte Medium Transfer, Watercolor)

Sorry it's been so long since the last time I updated!
Things have been rather hectic recently, but I'll be updating more quite soon.
I have a lot of different projects I'm working on right now,
and I'm looking forward to posting them here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Birds on a Wire

Birds on a Wire
Watercolor, Gouache, Ink on Illustration Board
In keeping with the Raven theme, this painting depicts one of my
favorite things to observe as a child; birds perched on a wire.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Raven (Thought)
Watercolor, Gouache, and India Ink

I have always had a keen fondness for ravens, and decided to
create some personal work that reflected that. They have fascinated me
ever since I was introduced to Norse mythology. The ravens in my paintings are
generally representative of the two ravens, Thought and Memory,
that sat on Odin's shoulders.


Bones Series
Watercolor, Gouache, India Ink, White Pen

Includes human bones as well as a lion skull, bear skull, and domestic cat skeleton.

Jameson Tree

Jameson Tree
Watercolor, Ink, White Pen

Painted for my friend Josh (Tripp Jameson Illustration).

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Ear, Creepy Hands, Feet
Drawn while bored in my Art History class

Spooky Girls
The one on the right is going to be turned into a painting soon.

Tattooed girls please me. :)

These are a couple of sketches that I inked in.

(I love my micron pens.)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

School Projects: Winter Quarter

Dirty South Roller Derby Girls
Mixed Media (graphite, acrylic, watercolor, ink, oils, and colored pencils)
For this project we had to portray a sport using the CF Payne technique.
I especially enjoyed using the ink, and drawing the tattoos for this painting.
I may just have to get that octopus-skull-flower tattoo.

The Madonna and Child
Oils, Aging & Crackling Varnish
This project was also for my 2nd Materials & Techniques class.
This project was supposed to be based around celebrities,
in the style of old Byzantine icons.
I chose Courtney Love and Francis Bean Cobain.

Iron And Wine
Photocopier Portrait (Illustrator and Photoshop)
This was made for my Electronic Illustration class.
We were supposed to create an image of a celebrity
in an old, distressed, poster style.
I chose Sam Beam from the band Iron & Wine.

It's spring break at last!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Digital & Traditional
(Micron, Sharpie, Watercolor, Photoshop)

This started out as one of the elements (earth),
but turned into something rather different
after the sketching process when I was working on the final.
The drawings I made for water and fire are next up.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cassidy Sunshine

Cassidy Sunshine
Traditional & Digital
(Watercolor, Micron Pens, Photoshop)

This is a portrait of Miss Cassidy Sunshine,
because she is a super awesome lady.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tank Girl Challenge

My illustration of Tank Girl is up on the Temple of Cartoon Mojo blog (hosted by SCAD Atlanta's Sequential Art department), which makes me super happy. Check it out here.

Love, Ariel

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tank Girl

Tank Girl
Traitional and Digital Illustration

For Temple of Cartoon Mojo Sketch Challenge

Favorite Things

  • bagpipes
  • breaking glass
  • bret easton ellis
  • collarbones
  • grunge
  • miniature buddhas
  • nail varnish
  • skeletons
  • splatters & drips
  • street art

Miss Ariel

Miss Ariel


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