One Mic One Diva

One Mic One Diva – Inside/Out Buttery Rules

At Inside/Out Youth Services there are ground rules to keep the space safe. One of them is “One Mic One Diva” which means the only person speaking is the person with the mic. We used to use a stuffed reptile like creature named Mike. There was always debate if it was a lizard, alligator or dragon but we always knew his name was Mike. That is the inspiration from the title of the piece.

Tonight’s drawing is inspired by  google searching “dragon pug” after my husband had me searching for “mermaid pug.” Maybe I’ll dress up my pug this year as a dragon for Halloween. 🙂

Anyway I wanted to color this piece since I thought it was adorable. One piece of advice I want to give myself and others is it have to always be symmetrical, and especially if you are going for whimsical!

Sketch and final side-by-side below. Big difference huh? Thanks for reading! ❤

Dragon’s Treasure

I’ll just say Yoda is applying to be a Jedi. Good luck! – moi

Alright folks a few updates since it has been a while. First of all I ran out of pages in my sketchbook. This happened after I drew Tiny King. I had to use pages from an older sketchbook, or draw multiple figures in on one page. The moral of the story is I need a new one!


Confession – I’m having a difficult time with this resolution! I keep meeting my deadlines, but I’ve been so uninspired lately, or most of my time I want to spend playing video games. In particular Final Fantasy XIV and Overwatch. You can probably tell by what I’ve been choosing to draw lately. It’s only going to get worse since Final Fantasy XIV is coming out with an expansion this Friday!

In college I actually drew my imagination munching down on a Nintendo controller. It was my way of expressing how creative I would be if my imagination consumed the vice that keeps me from being more artistic.

Today I broke away and decided to sit down and draw something, and then give it some color in Photoshop. I haven’t been working in polymer clay in a while and draw out what I would like to eventually create. I kept having this image of a dragon holding onto a colorful orb. In my mind it’s more rainbow than how I drew it here. I made a rough sketch of the shape of the dragon and then uploaded it into Adobe Photoshop for some color.

I hope drawing every day, sketch of final pieces that I improve. I may need to spend some more time on each piece.

Thanks for reading!



All I know is the shade of green I want to use. – moi

Tonight’s piece was a total go with the flow. No references used and this guy is right from my imagination. The only thing I was certain about was the shade of green I wanted to use.

I used this drawing to practice using the Pen Tool to create round shapes. I like how the body and tail came together. The fingers could use a bit more attention. I gave his eyes the same treatment I’ve been giving my charms that I find absolutely adorable.

The name was decided when I chose my background; the background is a texture created by zummerfish.

He would make a cute charm, but I would need to imagine all the different angles.

Thanks for reading!