Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sketch Ridge is moving!

Friends, family and (maybe?) fans:

I am moving this sketch blog to Tumblr! To keep updated on my sketches and comics and such, please visit the new location at:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Zoo Sketch April 2014

One day I will tire of spending the day drawing at the zoo.  But it is not this day. And probably not for many days. Or ever.  Whatever, have some sketches.

This lovely female Orangutan really enjoyed watching us draw her. In fact, when we got there, she was in the back corner of her exhibit until we showed her a sketchbook and she came right over to watch:

Art Museum Sketches

Here are various sketches I did from two different visits to the Portland Art Museum for free 4th Fridays in February and March. The last three are from the Venice exhibit. This sketch crawl was hosted by Drink & Draw in Portland. Check out the meetup page and join us sometime!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Karaoke Sketch

Karaoke Sketched!  Sometimes it's not just the singers that give you drawing inspiration.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The math otter

A sorta-caricature of my husband, Matt. <3 p="">

Lioness, digital painting

Practicing for the next zoo sketch outing.  Painted in Photoshop. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Animated Dance!

Is there a term for an animated sketch?  Sketchimation?  *Shatner shrug*

(Animated in Toon Boom)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Yep, another cat.

I just can't stop myself.  He's so fun to draw.
Sketched in Photoshop.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Adventure kitties

I am pondering a story for these characters.  Is this something you'd like to see? =)

Flaming kitty

Ink and colored pencil sketch of my cat.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Babies at the zoo!

Babies at the zoo!!!  I had a special time at the Oregon Zoo yesterday with my sketchbook.  The baby otter was out with mom, playing in a freshly dropped pile of snow and getting swim lessons. After was a wrestle fest in the den to get dry and warm. 

Another few animals caught my attention between that and when I reached the lion cubs.  Then I spent the rest of my time drawing with the cubs!

I hardly did the cuteness justice.  Drawing live lion cubs playing in the rain (they were caked with mud, by the way) is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Thank you Oregon Zoo! 

Season's greeting cards

I made a few season's greetings cards for a few (lucky?) people this year, each of which was an individual watercolor painting.  This is my lovely 6-foot ficus that got decorated for Christmas instead of a traditional evergreen. Each card turned out a little different.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


These first three are based on photos found on the Humans of New York website. A great source for portrait inspiration!

I have a dream to make paintings of tasty food.  What better object of choice than sushi?

All of these are done in watercolor on the pages of a 9" x 6" watercolor sketchbook.  Pretty small.

Animated Arts PDX gesture extravaganza

Animated Arts PDX proved once again to be a super unique drawing experience! (Event held 1/3/13)