Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bird Series - Part 1

Hello everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I have been painting a bunch of chubby birds for the past few weeks! I thought it would be fun to post all of the birds that I have so far here on my blog! I will post the rest when I finish them in a separate blog post.

To paint these tubby birds, I have been using a mixture of watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil. I like to use watercolor to give a soft, fluffy feel to the birds, then I add gouache for a few opaque pops of color, and finally, I use some colored pencil to give a little texture where I want it.








 Snowy Owl

 Tufted Titmouse




Which bird is your favorite so far?

Prints of all the birds are available to purchase in my online store:

Thank you all for your continued support! 

Ashley xoxo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Buncha Stuff

Hey everyone!
I hope you are all doing well! I just have a quick little art drop for today, nothing too fancy -

 Finished this commission near the beginning of October, but never posted about it until now! Just a cute little portrait of grandkids.

  Started this watercolor/ink drawing the other day and still haven't gotten around to finishing it. Typical me.

Finally, this is the first bird of a series of cute lil fluffy birds I will be starting during the month of December! The snow always makes me think about birds for some reason, so I thought it would be fun to paint a bunch of them this month. They will be for sale on my website, so keep an eye out for them! I will update my Instagram and Facebook with details when they are, though! 

Thank you all so much for your support! 

Ashley xoxo

Friday, November 17, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 3

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to do a quick post with the rest of my Inktober creations! I'm pretty sad that October is over and I won't get to doodle up Skelly or Spider for another year, but I'm also really excited about all the free time I suddenly have!

If you were curious, there is a book full of the adventures of Skelly & Spider from 3 years ago when I started them! (2014, not these photos!) You can purchase it here:


 Day 27 of Inkober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita go shopping.

 Day 28 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita go for a ride.

 Day 29 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita dress up for Halloween.

 Day 30 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita hear someone coming.

Day 31 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita hide in the drawer until next time!

Thank you all so much for all your support! I always appreciate the kind words and messages you all write me! 

Ashley xoxo

Friday, October 27, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 2

Hey everyone!

I was hoping to be able to update my blog sooner, but this will have to do! Here are some more Inktobers of Skelly & Spider from this month - Only 5 more days to go, so I will be posting again soon. Enjoy!

Day 6 of Inktober: Skelly gives himself a haircut.
 Day 7 of Inktober: Skelly gets a tattoo.

Day 8 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider practice photography.
Day 9 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider brush their teeth.
Day 10 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider pull an all-nighter.
 Day 11 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider learn how to knit.

 Day 12 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider go for a bike ride.

 Day 13 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider hijack a train.

 Day 14 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider take a siesta.

 Day 15 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider go exploring.
Day 16 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider try acupuncture.
Day 17 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider encounter the Abominable Snowman.
Day 18 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider have a movie night.
 Day 19 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider roast marshmallows.

 Day 20 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider play guitar.

 Day 21 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider get spooked.

Day 22 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider get a bellyache.
Day 23 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider climb a mountain.
Day 24 of Inktober: Skelly rekindles an old flame.
Day 25 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita carve a pumpkin.
Day 26 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider play with fire.

That's everything for today! I still need to get today's Inktober post ready, so I will include that in my next blog post!

Until next time - - Cheers!
xoxo Ashley

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 1

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are having an awesome October so far! This is always my favorite time of year for so many reasons - - It's no longer 1,000 degrees outside, the leaves start changing color, everything tastes super cozy and warm... and Inktober of course!

For Inktober this year, I decided to bring back our old friends Skelly and Spider! It's been a good 3 years since I last did anything with them, so I thought it would be fun to bring them back again! I will be posting my Inktober photos here every other week, so stay tuned! Here are the first 5 days of Inktober:

Day 1: Our old friend Skelly awakes from his slumber.

 Day 2: Skelly finds Spider.

 Day 3: Skelly & Spider do some ironing.

 Day 4: Skelly & Spider play poker with friends.

Day 5: Spider gives Skelly a makeover.

That's it for today! I will post again soon to show you guys some more Inktober shenanigans!

Ashley xoxo