By Design – Cat Illustration Collection


Back when I was still in art school, we had a project that explored creating images with different media/styles using the same animal. I of course went with a cat. To date, this is probably my best illustration collection and I love all of them turned out (sans the painted one, which I haven't shown here cause it isn't my best.) The pencil and ink works were my favorites. I…

By Design – Inktober


If you're not aware of Inktober, let me inform you! Inktober is a drawing/inking challenge where artists draw a piece of art using ink in some way every day of the month! Ink isn't really my speciality, and I probably could have done Drawlloween (which is pencil drawings) instead, but what the hell, I decided to go full out of my comfort zone! Not to mention I picked up some…

By Design – Traveling Owl


I've been thinking about actually talking about my design work on the blog, but I never really got around to actually doing it before. Now is that time though, as I slowly work towards finding a good niche for myself here in the blog world. I suppose it could just be books, but then it wouldn't be the lifestyle of a bookworm! (Well, my lifestyle as a bookworm would be…

Amazing Art Books – Guest Post

Book Reviews

Hello there, I'm Kayly! I blog over at My Open Sketchbook and I'm so excited to be on Jess' blog today! When I was thinking up topics for a guest post I was thinking about incorporating art and books, and then Jess had the brilliant idea of chatting about art books! Genius!  I think art books can be a great resource for so many reasons. For me, they are always…

Music You’ve Been Missing the Point

Posts by Alex

Let's talk about how this whole boyfriend's music post thing has been going. A Brief History of the Boyworm’s Musical Life So I’m pretty sure in a previous MYBM post I discussed my background with regards to music, but I’m going to go into a bit more detail here and talk about who I am as a musician and a music enthusiast, and why it is I love talking about…

The Artistic Struggle


Being an artistic person, you always run into some struggles. Mostly they end up being related to motivation or self confidence. I've been thinking about the struggles of the artistic types recently, especially after working on some recent commissions. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you're not good enough, or that everyone is better than you. There are so many artists out there and everyone has…

The Winning Print!

Blogging, Design

I just wanted to share this print that I created for the winner of the last sponsor spotlight giveaway! I was really proud of how this turned out! I also figured I could also share a bit about my creative process this way as well! Since, as an artist it's fun to share with people how you work, since every artist works a bit differently on projects. We all have…

Sketchbook Diaries #8


It's been a while since the last sketchbook diaries. I've decided that I'm going to do one a month, so I can focus on other posts. (and book reviews!) I haven't been sketching as much as I used to, so I'm sharing some images from my older sketchbooks today! I need to get back in the grove and start doing sketching on paper instead of just digital illustrations, which I've…

Sketchbook Diaries #7


It's that time again to take another gander through my sketchbooks as we tumble into fall! A sketch a day keeps the lazies away....or something like that!  What have you been drawing lately?  (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-44399366-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');

Sketchbook Diaries #6


Let's take another gander into my sketchbooks! Sometimes I scribble in pencils and other times I scribble with colored pencils. Sometimes it's even crayons. Or pens. Or markers! It all depends what's lying around!