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! ❤

Two Hearts

John with his true love. – moi

I had some serious artist block until just few hours ago. I really enjoyed creating Mandy and the “Wrap Machine” that I knew I wanted to draw a chibi, but wasn’t sure who.

LITTLEBEANMy pug Wiggum is always such a muse, and the idea struck! I would draw two of my hearts. ❤ ❤

Back in 2009, I drew the cutest picture of Wiggum, on the left, and it wasn’t until I started playing in Adobe Photoshop that I knew I wanted to bring back that style into this piece. John’s chibi is different than how I draw myself and I tend to give him more edges than curves.

Overall I love how this piece turned out, and most importantly i didn’t forget my husband’s soul patch!

I almost named this piece, “John’s True Love.”

See below for the original sketch!

True Love




I typically don’t blog about the drawing I did the day before, but I really need to show you the source of inspiration for this guy.


I’m part of a group on Facebook that shares pug photos. This guy just made my everything! I also saw a pug riding an inflatable unicorn, and it was clear what I wanted to do.

Wilbur just has me smile just like his inspiration.

Thanks for reading and hope this brought a smile to your face.