I was digging through some old sketchbooks today and came across this watercolor study from years ago. 

I was digging through some old sketchbooks today and came across this watercolor study from years ago. 

I played around with making silhouettes last night and it was pretty fun.  I have 0 experience with paper cutting, but have always thought that Victorian silhouettes are neat.

I played around with making silhouettes last night and it was pretty fun.  I have 0 experience with paper cutting, but have always thought that Victorian silhouettes are neat.

It’s not even Halloween yet and I’m already working on Christmas card designs…

It’s not even Halloween yet and I’m already working on Christmas card designs…

"I am become but a ghost of myself."
Yesterday’s watercolor practice.  2” x 6”, watercolor and ink.

"I am become but a ghost of myself."

Yesterday’s watercolor practice.  2” x 6”, watercolor and ink.

"The Moth Princess" for Illustration Friday’s topic "metamorphosis."
Most days I have a “doodle painting” that I work on as a morning warmup/lunch break/when I get worn out with regular work.  It helps keep me fresh and creative, and lets me get out whatever I’m mulling over without it affecting my professional work.

"The Moth Princess" for Illustration Friday’s topic "metamorphosis."

Most days I have a “doodle painting” that I work on as a morning warmup/lunch break/when I get worn out with regular work.  It helps keep me fresh and creative, and lets me get out whatever I’m mulling over without it affecting my professional work.

"The Queen of Autumn," lunchtime doodle in ink, watercolor, and gouache. Can you tell I’m really looking forward to fall? I’ll probably list this on Etsy later. 🍁🍂🌾

"The Queen of Autumn," lunchtime doodle in ink, watercolor, and gouache. Can you tell I’m really looking forward to fall? I’ll probably list this on Etsy later. 🍁🍂🌾

Watercolor studies of desert textures from my time in the Sonoran Desert last week.  Clockwise from top left: rock, cactus skeleton, cactus fruit, more rocks. 

Watercolor studies of desert textures from my time in the Sonoran Desert last week.  Clockwise from top left: rock, cactus skeleton, cactus fruit, more rocks. 

Morning warmup, for Illustration Friday’s theme “peace.”

Morning warmup, for Illustration Friday’s theme “peace.”

Afternoon doodle as a short break from work.

Afternoon doodle as a short break from work.

A quick tutorial on how I paint simple semi-realistic portraits.More tutorials: http://reine-haru.deviantart.com/gallery/579436/Tutorials

A quick tutorial on how I paint simple semi-realistic portraits.

More tutorials: http://reine-haru.deviantart.com/gallery/579436/Tutorials