Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Cards: Christmas Sprite for the Christmas Spirit!

UPDATE: All my Christmas cards are available at

I am now selling the Christmas Sprite cards on I got myself one to test for quality and it turned out very nice. They are available at

This illustration was done for my personal cards last year. It is oil on canvas board. I know... canvas board?! The horrors! At the time, I wasn't really going to put that much effort into it. And all I had for oil was these boards that I bought maybe 10 years ago. I hated them so I only use them for color comping.

Here's my step-by-step:

Christmas Sprite Sketch

Day 1:
Christmas Sprite Day 1

Day 2:
Christmas Sprite Day 2

Day 2 (Close up):
Christmas Sprite Day 2 - Closeup

Day 3:
Christmas Sprite Day 3
(Sorry for the dark photo... bad light that day...)

Day 4:
Christmas Sprite
(Got rid of the pointy thingies...)

I guess it's time for me to start this year's card! Definitely not on canvas boards!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Inspirelements and Skellies

It'd been a busy summer. I can't believe it's fall. And I haven't posted anything since July! Next few days, I hope to catch up with all the things I've been involved in.

Inspirelements was started by a group of artists/crafters who want to share our skills with other crafters. We do custom artwork like logos, banners, promotions and websites/blogs. We are also selling our own work. So stop by and check us out at

Currently I am selling on etsy my Skellies series. They are cute little living-dead critters. No they won't eat your brain, but maybe your hearts! (Little zombie humor teehee)

Skelly Pig Closeup
Skelly Squirrel Closeup
Skelly Cat Closeup

They are hand-painted and hand-embroidered on black tshirts (available at

Skelly Pig Tshirt