Sunday, November 1, 2009


Happy-day-after Halloween! I made the whimsical monster-hoodie myself, a few years ago.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Update on the previously mentioned gryphon etching:

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

After putting the second state in the acid bath, I inked the plate for a test print.

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

Which turned out rather well, I think.

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

Then, I covered the plate in hard-ground again again, etched a garland of stars and some other symbols into it, then struck the "negative space" of the oval to create a snow-like texture. Next week I get to see how it looks!


72 Comics Panels 09-30-09

For Principles of Cartooning class, we had to expand one of our four-panel autobio comics (I expanded "Long-Distance Relationship") into 24 loose panels. Then we had to draw two more versions of each of those 24 panels, to end up with 72 panels total. These images show my stack.

In class on Wednesday, we got in groups where we went through and picked "the best" version of each-other's panels to create a comic. Below are scans of the panels chosen by the people I was working with. Now I get to turn this mess into a two-page comic!






P.S. Click on any image, then on "view all sizes" to see it larger and more text-reading-friendly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Semi-Bling Contour Self-Portrait 2

Drawing class stuff from last week. This was the homework, another semi-blind contour drawing.

gesture drawing 09-29-09

And random sheet of gesture drawings of the model.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Sick-day so no new artwork today, but here's this little cuttlefish (or cuddlefish) plushie I made as a gift earlier, seeing as he recently arrived at his new home in Scotland. Very cuddly, adorable, and cephalopod-esque.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Working on a gryphon today in etching class. I had to bite this in acid and re-apply the hardground to finish the image because I had an issue with the first coat flaking, you can see those already-bitten lines in light brown here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Started making my first multi-page comic of the year in Storytelling. We're retelling a Brer Rabbit tale in our own way. I turned them into girls. Never been done, apparently. Watch it grow.

Sista' Rabbit Rough Thumbs

First, made several rough thumbnails to get down the pacing/panel layout. This is the one I mostly used.

Then I made "nice thumbnails" for critique in class:

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 1

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 2

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 3

With some tweaking this is going to be on it's way to becoming a finished comic. PS Also click on any to see it larger.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Three raccoons showed up by the pier at Turtle Pond today. Probably because the kids were feeding them. Bad idea, but they were awfully cute!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Daily Autobio Comic 1

First assignment for Principals of Cartooning was to do small daily autobio comics. Here are three of them for your consideration.

Daily Autobio Comic 2

Daily Autobio Comic 3

Thursday, September 17, 2009


First print pulled from the sphinx etching I made last week. Exciting!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Semi-blind contour self portrait; first homework assignment for Drawing. Got an A-.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


From yesterday: shopping list of art supplies, with ancient egyptian Sekhmet statues drawn at the Met.

Torchere  09-12-09

And a Tochère also at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


My first etching, of a Mannerist-type Sphinx, from the first day of Printmaking, getting bitten in the acid bath. Sorry for the bad cell pics, I'll bring a real camera in the future.

The plate, post biting and cleaning the ground off, next to some of my preliminary sketches.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Last semi-blind contour drawing of the first day of my Sophomore drawing class. How I missed you, naked people sitting there for me to draw.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I just moved into my new apartment in NYC, and this is Desmond, the kitten that belongs to one of my roommates. He is very cute but very able-to-move-while-I'm-drawing-him.

Tomorrow I start my sophomore year at SVA, so I'll have regular updates from that assuming all goes well.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I finally got my art portfolio website up-and-running. It has lots of pictures and Free Internet Comics if you're into that, so check it out:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Rode the Greyhound Bus up to Seattle for the weekend with my boyfriend, came back with some actual ephemera.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Two monster kids with a Koinobori, because sometimes you just draw things. If you are curious: the sphinx is Jocasta, the werewolf is Aubrey. They're harmless.

I need to practice again at using nibs & posting more.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Two pattern monsters as a warm-up in my sketchbook. Getting back into things after some stressful workstuff.

By the way, this blog will be closer to daily during the schoolyear when I am always in class or doing homework, natch.

Friday, June 19, 2009


A young kitchen witch working her craft. I am not entirely sure how that stove works, but I wouldn't want to ask.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Once, plants that grew sheep as fruits explained the confounding existence of cotton.


Little drawing inspired by a news story about a fox in Föhren, Germany who has stolen over 120 shoes for her kits to play with. Illustrating odd news stories is a habit picked up during freshman drawing, during the second semester we had to illustrate one article a week for homework.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Hello my name is Erin Roseberry and that is a drawing of me, by me, that started as an observation-piece from the mirror and then turned into something else.

Also, this is my new art blog. Every day (or so, ultimately there are No Guarantees) I am going to post a scan or snapshot of whatever art piece I've been working on. I decided to start this blog because at the end of my freshman year at SVA I realized that, for various reasons, most of the artwork I did over the year was going to end up destroyed and I didn't have very good documentation of most of it. With this blog I hope to keep a record of the all the stuff I make during my BFA program and, hell, you might get to see some interesting artwork out of it.