Goodbye 2016…


I did this piece as a farewell to a watercolor sketchbook that I didn’t particularly like (wonky paper, but I finished it anyway), but it’s also a fitting goodbye to 2016! This has definitely been a weird one, but an abundance of God’s goodness has come for me this year as well. Here’s hoping for a 2017 full of learning and growth!

Christmas Kid (+ 1 Year!)


I just grabbed my brushes and painted away without any planning while my family and I were watching a Christmas movie… this is what happened. 🙂

Today is also the one-year anniversary of my first post on Annie Draws Things! This has been the greatest year of my art life, and I look forward to many more years of sharing, learning, and creating with all of you! ❤

I hope you and yours have a happy and blessed Christmas. As I did last year, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite lyrics:

“Mild He lays His glory by! / Born that men no more may die, / born to raise the sons of earth, / born to give them second birth/ Hark! The herald angels sing, / Glory to the newborn King!”

Mime Love


I did a (very) rough ink sketch a few days ago of two characters, and it went horribly wrong, so I turned them into mimes, because that’s what you do when a drawing goes wrong- you add something happy to try to save it. I’m very Bob Ross-ian that way. Anyway, that turned into a little idea about two mimes from warring mime factions (stripes vs. spots, it’s very contentious) that manage to find forbidden love despite their differences.

Long story short, sometimes character design takes you in unexpected and interesting directions. 😛