Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Here is a very primitive self portrait sketch. I guess this is how I've been feeling lately - swamped with things to be working on but still finding time to daydream up new ideas. Now if I could only figure out how to finish something...

Have a great week everybody :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ladies and Gents, I present Whirled.com

This is what I have been working on for almost 2 years.

Whirled.com is a flash-based virtual whirled/social networking site that just went in to open beta about a week ago. You can chat, play games, make friends, decorate rooms, make stuff and all kinds of other things. I was one of the first artists on the game so it is really neat to see people actually playing in Whirled.I would have posted about it sooner, but one of the coolest features was not available. What is this cool feature? Why, the ability to embed Whirled right onto your blog, ofcourse! If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog (and have the latest flash player) you should see it. You will show up as a little ghost, but you can walk around the room and talk to people. You can even play bingo in the room I embedded below! just click on the tote with the "B" on it to play. If you like it, or if you want to learn more, please go to Whirled.com and sign up! And then come say hi - I'm on most of the time and my username is (big surprise) "Brittney". Hope to see you there!

I now have a different room embedded below, but if you walk out the door on the left side of this new room, you will find yourself in the room with the bingo bag. You should explore and play! It is a lot of fun :)

Sketchcrawl 18

Some sketches from Saturday's Sketchcrawl:

My warmup: quick uniball sketches of everyone sketching. Most of the time I would look up and the person I was drawing would be drawing me! A fair trade, I suppose.

A sketch from the park at Fort Mason. Dave fell asleep on the grass while I worked on this. I think he had a nice nap.

This girl in Ghirardell Square knew she was being drawn. She was posing for us.
It was a bit chilly.
Inside Ghirardelli Cafe. I suspect she knew I was drawing her, hence the rather unpleasant look. Other than that, there really is no reason to look unpleasant inside the Ghirardelli Cafe. Ever.

Saturday was certainly a day full of drawing for me! Bill, Dave, and I met up with the San Francisco Sketchcrawlers at Ghirardelli Square at 11am, stayed there until sketchbook swapping was wrapping up at 6, and THEN Bill and I went directly to a single's mixer for the Berkeley Humane society where we volunteered as caricature artists. Neither one of us had ever really done caricatures for people before, so I hope we didn't disappoint. The event was a lot of fun because we were doing portraits of people AND their dogs! So thanks to Piper, Travis, Macgregor, Jack, Brutus, and Sassy Girl (and their owners ofcourse, because I can't possibly be expected to remember people's names) for making it such a fun evening. And thanks to Bill for inviting me to tag along.