Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holidays

I made this winter spirit to welcome the new season. Happy Solstice, and Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Tribute

For Shoyu, the betta that kept me company for three years. My whole room feels empty without you. RIP little friend.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wooden Rose Kickstarter Launched!

Today I launched my Kickstarter campaign to help fund the printing of my webcomic, Wooden Rose. If you can spare a moment, please check out my page, view my rewards, and watch my video. I would gratefully appreciate any amount you are able to pledge to help me make this possible. Thank you very much in advance! -Tami

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Figure Sketches

I let off some steam with some quick figure exercises today at work. I don't do nearly enough of that these days. I didn't have a live model or charcoal, so I had to make do with photos and photoshop brushes.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Amaterasu, Japanese goddess of the sun, emerging from the clouds and observing her own reflection in the water.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Dance!

I created this as a wedding gift for my friends who are both lead artists at FableVision, Keith Zulawnik and Renee Kurilla, a very talented and wonderful couple soon to be united. This particular dance atop of chairs actually did happen at a holiday party, which is now immortalized. Congratulations to Keith and Renee! Keep on dancing :)


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Anatomy Lesson

I miss my characters so much, I decided to give Lilly and Eric their moment. It would be inevitable.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dreaming Big

A commission from a father for his young son. The idea was to somehow show what he does now with who he might be when he grows up. I chose a metaphorical approach and gave him mechanical wings. Nothing is impossible.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dress Doodles

I love drawing clothes. Especially historical clothes! I like imagining the world each outfit was designed for, and the types of people that might have worn them. Here are three classy ladies I doodled today, inspired by three very old, very lovely dresses.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Here is a new painting that I created for tomorrow night's art show at FableVision.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cranshee Revisited

Some of you may remember this page from either my webcomic or an earlier blog post. I'm posting it again because I've been improving it to be printed and displayed in an art show this Friday. If you are in Boston, come check it out!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Drogo and Daenerys

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately! Here is something I did recently for Fanartica. I have been getting really into Game of Thrones this season, but nothing so far has topped the cuteness of Drogo and Daenerys in book/season 1. I have a feeling nothing will. So here is a tribute to them!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Selkie - (from Irish mythology) a seal that sheds its skin to become human on land.

I painted it for the Cryptozoology topic over on Fanartica.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Self Portrait

I had to draw self portraits all the time in school, but it's been many years now. When we decided to do them again for fun at FableVision, at first I struggled to think of some witty and thoughtful way to portray myself, but then I remembered that I really enjoy drawing portraits, and don't do nearly enough of it these days. So I decided to revisit my drawing board with the traditional method of simply drawing myself from a mirror with a real pencil on real paper, instead of on the computer where I do everything now. So here it is. This is what I look like, except I don't normally have ivy in my hair. That I added as a little tribute to Wooden Rose, which has become such a huge part of who I am now.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Keep Dancing

I did a whole series for Valentine's Day this year! Since I've been doing so much dancing lately, I decided to use it to express my well wishes. Here we have 4 different dances: Ballet's Romeo and Juliet, Tango, Charleston, and in the rain. Keep dancing everyone, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blue Girl

Here's a little doodle I did today in about 1.5 hours.