Tuesday, June 30, 2015

S as in ...... Sheep! :)

Letter number 5 , another S :)

S as in Sheep.

Early wake up today and straight to draw. I love this last one!
Time to take the puppy out for her first walk of the day now, she has been patient enough!.
Are you getting an idea of the name? Not that difficult! 
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, June 29, 2015

S as in Sea Lion !

Letter number 4 : S ( 6 more to go!)

S : Sea Lion

Is gorgeous outside, going for a walk by the beach than back at me desk:)
Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Letter E , do you fancy a shower?

Third letter of our baby's name :)

 E as in Elephant

A nice relaxing Sunday, sunny and warm, no wind.
Almost the fifth day in a row...we are getting spoiled :) Especially by the: no wind!
Taking the puppy for a walk and planning to cook a fancy dinner tonight.
Have a good evening everyone!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

L as in Lion.

Second letter out baby name : L
 L as in Lion.

We had a beautiful Saturday! A nice weather and a lovely hike made it just perfect!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Letter A as in....

Starting today with my my Bear-Animal- Alphabet.
The idea is to do a letter per day or almost.
Since our baby is due VERY VERY soon though, allow me to write his name first :)
Luckily enough it starts with A.
A as in ANT!

A as in ANT

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cool Mona!

Cool Mona.


Yes, I am totally in love with my dog:)
She is just amazing, with her own personality, her style, her habits, her funny stretches, her all-i-can-eat attitude, her super energy.
She is a bit spoiled but it's ok... she deserves it all! She gives us back so much. 

Sometimes I wonder how Mona would if she was a person....I am sure she would be a pretty cool gal.
And we probably would be best friends.

We had a beautiful day here at the beach, sunny and warm. Perfect weather for a long walk for me and Mona.
Time to crash on the sofa now!
Have a good night!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Red scarf.

Red scarf.
Digital painting.

Hope you guys had a good Tuesday :)

 I wanted to explore new ways of painting eyes...and I choose to do it with an owl, they do have big eyes anyways :)
I am very happy with the eyes and also with the scarf! Thanks to a new brush :)

Weather update, SUNNY and WARM ! no need to wear Uggs and scarf at Ocean Beach, not today at least.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy father's day!

Happy Father's day!

Card dedicated especially to my lovely hubby, so sure he will do an amazing daddy!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A good owl night!

A good OWL night!

Acrylic, colored pencil, charcoal on a jeans canvas. ( old hubby's jeans!)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The girl who wanted to be a teddy bear.

Here is today' s digital painting.

She wanted to be a teddy bear.

Once again I tried using a different set of brushes. Mainly wet brushes to create a more painterly effect. If you zoom in you can actually see the strokes ...which is very cool!

I want to try to make the next one with even more texture :)

Weather update: SUN! SUN! SUN!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


 Game 6 for Warriors and Cavaliers....every one in the house is watching...someone only  listening!! :) Still ordering his favorite food though ;)

Go Warriors!

Monday, June 15, 2015

EXIT: is this way!

During my last week visit at the OB we checked on the baby position....he is already head down, ready to go!!!

It is getting real...and exciting, can't wait to meet this amazing mix of me and the love of my life ♥ .
 Here we are, the 3 of us, photo from yesterday.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Let's cuddle.

There is nothing better then cuddling up with your doggie on a soft bean bag :)
Especially when outside is grey and windy. BUT...Is mid June,!!I know! Don't get me started!
Have a nice Sunday everyone :)

Let's cuddle.

Here is a picture of the working in progress, I am really happy with final soft effect for the bean bag!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New drawing , work in progress.

This is the illustration I started today.
It is good practice to switch every now and then from a color view to a black and white one, so to check the values of the drawing.
I quite like this picture actually :) Posting the finished one in colors soon!
Have a good Saturday everyone.

 work in progress

Weather update: here in Ocean Beach there are the same shades of gray as in this photo.
However the forecast are saying nice weather tomorrow and amazing sunny days for all next week....let's hope they are right!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ready for the second swim? ;)

Good morning!
Another drawing from our trip at the Russian River.
Mona is going to have a second dip! She is obviously cannot believe her luck!! :)
I love the way Michal can pick her up with one hand anyway, making her seem so light! While she is around 22 pounds (almost 10kg!). Strong hubby ;)

Have a good day everyone!

Foggie and gloomy here for us.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My dear rabbit...

My dear rabbit...

5 or 4 more weeks to go (sometimes I loose count (!) ... 
The tiredness is kicking in and I am fighting myself not to nap in the afternoon.
However, the thought that later I ll have not time to draw (..at least at the beginning!) is an enough motivator to keep me going...for now!!!

Here is my last digital drawing, I spent most of the time on the girl face and hair, that as you guys know is my FAVORITE part.
Memo to myself for the next work: do my favorite parts at the end, so that I  ll finish in an excited mood and not bored by doing the shadows :) LOL

Off for a walk with the doggie now.
Weather update, after two days of summer  today it was rainy but not cold....like London in September I would say.

Monday, June 8, 2015

New Illustration, work in progress.

Work in progress.

Starting the week with by drawing a new girl :)
Lunch break now then back to work!

Have a good Monday everyone!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Getting out, It was no fun time.

 These little drawings were actually quite useful for experimenting with brushes....I am happy with the water effect created here! :)

Enjoy today's drawing and happy Saturday!

It was no fun.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

And after the dip ...there is the swim!


I HATE water, HATE, hate, hate!!

Despite the fact of Mona and water not being really best buddies, she is a VERY good swimmer!
And the best thing is that few swims are enough to tired her out and make her sleep like a baby :)

Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mona (not) having fun in the river!

Happy Friday everyone !

As I wrote in a previous post we had lots of fun throwing poor Mona into the river last weekend :)

Planning to draw few more ...is also landscape exercise anyway..isnt'it ;) ?

Mona (not) having fun at the river.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fort Funston , digital sketch.

Digital Sketch.
A quiet evening walk.

Tried painting with different brushes today...
I am still finding painting landscape digitally very VERY frustrating... takes me for ever to find a brush I like then it takes even longer to re-find it among the amount of pre-set brushes.
Landscape wise I still believe that the traditional oils and brushes do a better  job.....lets see if I am gonna change my mind in the next week or so....practice, practice, practice !!

Least but not last :) the weather update!
(yessss! the weather is very important to me! Italians like summer, heat and sun, that's why!which is what , sadly, is missing here in SF)
Today it was sunny and warm (maybe 20C ), Mona and I had a very nice morning run, plus an afternoon walk at the park. Trying to enjoy the nice weather as long as it last!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hiking in Forestville, digital sketch.

 On my to do list ( together with making the home ready for the baby and cleaning up!) for this week there is LANDSCAPE PAINTING (written in capital letters too!).
Today I attempted to digitally sketch a photo we took the past weekend in the Russian River.

Totally a new way of painting and drawing to me, I am still experimenting with layers and brushes.
Planning to do some quick landscape every day for this week...hopefully wit some better result by the end of the week! Finger crossed!

By the way, I loved the Russian river area, hot and green....just the way I like it! And we had a great time at the river...taking mona into the water!:)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mona and Me. Digital portrait.

Mona and me.
Digital portrait.

Just finished with my first digital portrait.
Planning to do MANY more!

Weather update, the sun is out! IT'S A MIRACLE :) but is very windy....better than no sun at all though :) so very happy that I am planning to make pizza tonight.
Have a good evening everyone!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Keep calm and ROCK ON !

Keep calm and Rock on!

Studies report that classical music can make babies happier, smarter and healthier but what about a little Metallica or a little Amy Winehouse ?
Our baby seems to enjoy it a lot!