Saturday, June 23, 2012

Road Adventure

Malmer my kitty is curious!

I'm going on Holiday for the next week.
I'll be in Colorado, white water rafting at a camp where electronics are a big no-no. 
That's a 14 hour drive from Dallas, across the other side of Texas, through New Mexico and finally to the far corner of Colorado. I can't wait for the drive, and I'll have lots of time to sketch and take pictures to then share with all of you! But right now, I have an adventure to start.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

It's Road Tripp'in time!!

Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finished Painting

The painting is finished!!
It looks much better in person, but hey, that's the internet for you.
I'm loving the salmon, blues, and general softness of this color pallet.
I'll have to remember this one for future creations!

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Musical Genius I Am

Today was insane!
Running all over town, going to a pool party (I TOTALLY owned in pool basketball), my day was full! I almost didn't do a post because the idea of pulling out all my oil paints was just horrible sounding. Then I remembered my latest comic idea and whipped out these uhm.. Musical Geniuses.
I never took to musical instruments, and I think anyone who's ever held a clarinet and wondered "which end do I blow on?" will enjoy these parodies. hah, enjoy these and feel free to Tumblr, Pinterest, or whatever you do to them!

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Big Miracle Whales and Ice

I just can't get over that smiling face! The painting continues nicely.

This very evening my family and I watched Big Miracle, the story of how a small community beyond the arctic circle, with world wide help came together to rescue three whales trapped in ice. This is not a movie I would normally watch, I just wasn't sold on the commercials full of happy go lucky cheese. Well, I'm glad my "Grinch" heart gave in because those adds did't do it justice. Not one little bit. Knowing that it's a true life story only makes it better. Seeing the it play out in the 1980's with characters like Green Peace protesters, Native Eskimos, Big Oil hot shots and somewhat shallow newscasters was delightful. Watching these people interact and step on each other's toes was priceless. Like they say sometimes life is stranger than fiction.

I think my heart grew "three sizes larger" after watching this movie.
And it didn't hurt one bit! I highly suggest renting this!

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Monday, June 18, 2012

Smiley Little Face

Isn't he the sweetest?
How lucky am I to have my first commissioned portrait to be of a smiley child? 200 years ago I would have been forced to paint Dukes and other old farts! My how the times have changed, and for the better might I add. Take for instance how I'm able to take liberties with color and line! I'm feeling this painting out as I go, and it looks like it's going to be a fluid light hearted sort of color pallet.
I'm stoked that the lines have been easy to find.. but, I'm a bit nervous about what to do with his teeth.

Oddly enough I distinctly remember having a nightmare where I just couldn't get the teeth on a painting right. I'm sure it will all work out eventually, but gosh, till then I'll have tiny butterflies bumbling around in my stomach... and hey, there's no rule that says I have to do the teeth now.
The finishing touch, that's what they'll be.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Commissioned Portrait

Being payed to do what you love most, that's just insanely awesome. 

Right now I'm working on a commissioned portrait of a little boy. I love getting art commissions! 
Especially subjects of this nature. This little boy is so giggly and adorable, I'm glad to be painting him. 
So far I've done the tiny careful sketch, transferred it onto the oil painting paper, and now I'm inking out the lines. The lady who ordered this wants the near anime, illustrative style, so it's right up my alley!

Soon I'll start the next painting she asked for. His sister. 
How sweet!

Sarah Bosserman

Friday, June 15, 2012

Touch the Frog

My first jump off into the comic universe!

This is honest to God, a true story of hysterics, best friends and one violated frog.
And because I'm the sort of person who enjoys behind the scenes stuff (Director's commentary, heck yes!) here is the rough draft.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Adventures and Fox Painting

After a week long breather, full of showing a genuine and old friend of mine around Dallas, I'm back.

Back to writing, back to sharing, back to making art, and it feels good. These simple words typed out and sent into the Internet void, well, I miss writing them. But I'm back now, and I've got plans. I have two commissions to work on, a mural to finish, and my own ideas to tinker around with.

I'll admit, this summer is going to be insane, full of adventures, to Seattle, to River Rapids in Colorado, and with a few international visitors sprinkle in between. There will be breaks I cannot help, but I will try to take you along as much as possible. So I hope you stick around, and I wish you a wonderful summer.

Also, I've finished the fox painting!

Stay Artsy & DFTBA, Sarah Bosserman

Monday, June 11, 2012

Avatar The Last Airbender & An Ancient Dragon

So.. I've started watching Avatar The Last Airbender.

I had heard of it before from friends, but never checked it out, until now, and let me tell you, I'm hooked!
I adore the movement, the way the animation flows so naturally. Nothing about this cartoon is stiff or contrived. I also find the aesthetic to be a great combination of eastern and western style. Plus it's just plain funny! 

While I watch Avatar I love finding the "lines" and figuring out the animator's style. I feel like this dragon I drew captures a bit of the Avatar feel.. a little bit. He's an ancient grandpa dragon. His adventures are well passed him, but they still live within his memories. 

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Daily Diary Calender

This is my Daily Diary Calender.

At the end of everyday I pull out the card that represents it ( June 11th), write the year then a summary of what I did. I do this everyday, and use the same cards every year. Right now I've completed 4 months worth of days, and just think, in 5 or ten years I can look back on any June 11th's and know what I did! Pretty cool huh? Also I add movie ticket stubs, photographs, and other meaningful memories bits I collect. I found this brilliant life-long project via Pinterest.

P.S you can follow my Pinterest here:

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Okay, so I have to go pick up a friend from the airport in 15 minutes.

I'm going to make this brief.

1: I read the book above and it was AWESOME. You'll love it if you've ever read a John Green book or if you prefer Young Adult fiction to be intelligent.

2. I worked a bit on the Fox painting, legs are black, bubble is blue, ears are sharp.

3. I'm going to be CRAZY busy this week showing my best bud around Dallas Texas, but I'll update as best I can.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Artist, A Film

Encircling my sly little fox, a milky blue-green spot light and a field of bubble gum pink.

I just came back from the cinema where I saw the silent, black and white film The Artist. As a girl brought up on black and white pictures and Charlie Chaplin, I relished the thought of seeing a silver movie once again on the silver screen. I felt like that girl in The Purple Rose of Cairo, like I had been sucked back through time to an age where guys danced on screen and wore bandit masks. The movie itself was a lovely story and I was caught up in the laughs and low points, caring about each character. I can see why the Academy awarded it with Best Picture, and I can see why some people were puzzled by it. As for me though, I loved every wavering, glowing second of days gone by.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Quiet Fox

Wow I've been AWOL a lot lately!

With my friends graduating, and all their parties, plus guests staying with me.. well, it's been crazy. It's been awesome watching the people I care about take the next step with their lives, but I'll be glad when things quiet down again. Time to think, time to paint, time to meditate like the introverted monk I am. Tonight was the first time I could bring my paints out again, and the fox drawing has now become the fox painting. change it's a beautiful thing.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman