Thursday, July 9, 2020


digital over graphite on paper
"Midway" is a drawing I made years ago, I don't really remember when. According to the file properties maybe 2013, maybe 2015. Come to think of it, could be both, the drawing, then the digital paint over. I am happy with how this came out. I'm currently working on an expanded version of this, with her body filled out, and a background/context. Thought I'd post this now, before finishing the current version of it that I'm working on. Hope you like it. Please leave a comment, or visit me on Instagram @CarolRoque
thanks :)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

'Bun of the Year

digital over watercolor
I am really happy with how this came out. I was excited for it when i drew and inked it, and I was excited for adding more ink. I TRIED to do a wet on wet technique, where you drop ink onto wet paper but I must've used the wrong type of paper for this, because the ink didn't really do much spreading, too small an area maybe? However, THANKS David Choe, for the inspiration (i will try again later)! Anyway, after that, I moved on to watercolor, and i thought I would do a good job, but I had a hard time with it, and I also may have drawn the facial features in too realistically proportion-wise, and I didn't like it. So, I stopped working traditionally and took a picture of it and worked on it digitally instead. That was going fine, but it still wasn't feeling quite right. I lost inspiration and stopped working on it (I had some video clips, so I put those together into a short video that you may or may not have seen on Instagram). So, I had called it quits and tried to forget about my unsettled business with this piece and I moved on. I started a new watercolor...on paper that, I later learned was not very good quality but I didn't know that at the time, and I began to feel a little down about my work, because I did not like how it was going. I again turned to digital, and continued rendering this new watercolor and began to really love how it was looking. I started feeling better and thought about my latest abandoned piece, instead leaving it unsettled and forgotten I went back to it, this 'bun of mine, and I started working on the digital version of her again. I cut and resized some proportions and soon I started to love it! & here we are! It felt like a long journey.

At the very beginning of making this, the name 'Bun of the Year came to me. And I stuck with it, even during the times when I wasn't too happy with the piece. Once things were working out better for it, in the digital realm, it looked like she would look good with words on her body. Her tattoos say "I am not fearful" and they just repeat. So! In conclusion; this is the 'Bun of the year, and she is not fearful. "I am not fearful, I am not fearful, I am not fearful"

Monday, June 8, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020


Finally posting a picture of my painting, I finished around the last week of 2019. How do you like it? 

Thursday, December 12, 2019


I feel really good about the progress I've made on a painting I've been working on. I'm finally at the final final touches, and I feel great. I've been really keeping this painting a secret, I has not been posted anywhere publicly online yet. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Watercolor Pitbull Baby

This isn't recent, I mean, it is, but I didnt finish it today. It was a quick one of my doggie girl bunny. She was napping so cutely infront of me as I worked on the floor of my studio space. I was prepping a background for an unstretched canvas I havent started on yet.

I received some prints in the mail today. BrokeBot partner Aldo, ordered prints of some of my sketchbook pages, from moo online. And they look pretty awesome. They are a first draft/a trial run in a way. For first Friday. They look good, so I am inspired to digitally render further details for the next batch. It was so nice to see my pictures in print form.

Someone saw this painting of my dog I had made, on snapchat, and asked me how much to make one for them. I figured out my price and told them, but they never ended up following up. So if you want one, the price is $60. For watercolor sketch like this one. Paid  in full upfront. It would help if your dog or cat or any pet, was also sleeping, in the photo reference you send. Thanks. Does anyone use PayPal anymore? I do. But not in a long time. Email me; brokeneyeball [at] gmail [.] com 

Anyway, it was nice to check in. It had been a while. I will return another time, with another finished thing. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Slumbering in Feelings

If I have to say what this painting is about, I'd say it's about feeling feelings.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Study of Make-Believe

I made a new watercolor. I started it yesterday. I'm really happy with it.

Sunday, July 8, 2018


I've set up email posts to this blog. Here is a picture of a painting I finished up yesterday morning. I like it. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This Friday I have a 3rd Friday reception at the Lost Leaf! A fine local bar displaying my art for the month of May

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Day of existance

No messing around. None shall be had.

Well. Im now at that point in my life, where i can look back at the past 10 years of my life and see my self to have changed.

Rampant aimlessness. Requested mediocreness. Fear of too much. No fears at all.

So, im nearly just obsessed.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The wind in animals' fur /feathers

There's no way to begin catching up. A self imposed reason to do so, and a lack of content to share (compared to only the best blog upate-er ever, of course, who no longer updates (blogspot) David Choe. By best, I mean, undescribably sort of intriguing, dirty mouthed, mostly fascinating, human, artist, hitchhiker, long posts king) make for, well I don't know what.  Great intro there. Anyway, I hear comparison is the thief of joy!

The inspiring and fascinating, Dave has a band now, since a few years ago, and I'm gonna go see them in November, during their first Phoenix show! Fab. Mangchi.

I think I add too many commas.

Today, was my second day driving a fourteen wheel truck! Most fun time I could ask for, at, what people refer to as, work. Third time behind the wheel, two sessions today.

As usual, I won't gush over the details.

A couple months ago, maybe even a few.., I started a to me, massive painting. It measures 40 by 60 inches! One inch off from being as tall as me! It's pretty secretive so far, I have a few things to finish on it, and I'll share the finished product.

First Friday this month, last week, was really great! And with some added funds from my new day job, this month has been super great. Late bills were paid, food was bought (gas is still shut off, rent still isnt paid) and some was reinvested into the funding of business stuff, and it's all nearly gone again. Things are looking up though, after what feels like this whole year of 2016 worth of bad artwalk months.  It's, been, bad.


I have a new sleeping schedule, my life is backwards from what I used to know. Instead of late nights awake till the sun comes up, I am now awake and in work mode often before the sun is even around.

This is great and fun, and completely bizarre. I must admit, I love the..uh, stability, the schedule and, having a boss who isn't just me. Next best thing though! Father, who he himself, is self employed.

I shall be completing that painting I mentioned, asap. It's only second week right now and I think I'm getting used to the job thing.

I look forward to not depending on my art for money actually, specifically my personal art. It really all gets warped when you are broke. It's been a good fun 8 years though. I love everything of course. The worst of times, are really the best! Think of all that GROWING!! How could I not be excited, it's a fine path I'm on. As a lovely lady working at a goodwill register told me before I got my cdl permit said, can't complain! She really did brighten up my drab day, for just engaging in small plensantries with her. I had gone to Mesa that afternoon, for nostalgia's sake, to take my test, but they set the cut off time early, due to lots of test takers and being understaffed.

HAHaHa.. Whatever, man. It's been a long while since I talked to myself in blog form, whatever this is called, not that that's of any importance.

That's about all I've been up to the past few months, today I ate at the very place where I got the motivation to help my dad out, at the work thing. Sixth day at work. Soon, I'll drive all on my own, and jam to loud music!


A good one, a nice heavy sigh of, it's not so bad. Life and living. The earth is nice to look at, people are plentiful with awe. And reflection of the self in one's own eyes and in others, just damn dandy. I just wanted illiterate there, no actual need for near swearing.

My phone got run over by the mail man vehicle today! It was exciting, at first I thought I left my, gifted-to-me, iphone in the truck. Got a phone app, to call my dad, and realized along with Aldo, that it just fell out with me as I hopped outta that truck. It survived (protective by the probably expensive glass over-the-glass that saved it, I'm 99% sure the screen is not actually cracked)! A quick inspection of the tire tracks and it's placement revealed, it was not in fact the fourteen wheeler, that ran over my phone, but just the mail delivery vehicle.

If you've seen my instagram and sc or whatever, you might have seen glimpses of my recent days of being out working. No worries. Sure, my paintings haven't been selling, or I haven't been making them easily available, or a combination of the two, but I am still painting. Like, till I die. If only for my eyes, or for whoever. They'll be made.

I just need to get it together. My room and living room/studio are a mess. All that's holding me together is this job. That's probably not true. But, fuck gosh, I've procrastinated a lot. I haven't cleaned out my woredrobe in like a decade, until last month. All I've worn is hand-me downs from my little sister. And things my dear momma finds for at garage sales :). Some cool finds and all,  but, hahhaha, damn.

I'm done here. I'll add some pictures for interest, and uh, probably never share this post.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's been a nice time. I feel aware of my flaws, as well as all my wants. It's been very nice time. A bit this and that. I'm gonna start working a job. One that pays me. My self is the worse boss ever. Terrible wages.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"i made a blog post"

I will entitle this post "i made a blog post"
We form habits, we do things. We loose habits.
We grow. We try again. or something. I feel frustrated, a little overwhelmed. A bit depressed.

Monday, March 14, 2016

In the Shadows

Current stage of In the Shadows. I think it's finished. This image isn't quite representational of the original; I'm working on a print version of it, and this is where it is before further detailing is digitally added. I like her. I can still like her a little more though. So, I'm not calling it finished yet. as the quote goes... "Artwork is never finished, only abandoned".

Monday, January 25, 2016

Current painting is nearly finished

Here's where I am with this current painting. I like her quite a bit. this is as far as I can take it, I think, for it to be ready to be displayed this Friday. Perhaps I can do one last pass today, ...then let it dry as much as possible in front of the heater, add more glaze if needed for even sheen, and back to the heater. I've signed the painting, I like where it is. 
16 in by 16 in, oil paint on wood panel. nearly finished.
Looking forward to seeing how its received. Excited to have been invited to display a painting in this art show.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Latest Large Painting

A photo posted by Aldo Jeffrey (@champagnerobot) on

My friend did a better job of documenting my work than me. This is his picture, I figured I should definitely share it here, finally. It's to be noted that the friend I speak of, is also the other half of BrokeBot, my collaborative project/day-job. I've named this painting "The Extent" and I am so so happy with how it turned out. This size is amazing to work on, it's rewarding in a much different way than small pieces are.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Vast Emptiness wip

This isn't finished yet, its currently digital mixed media. Still a little ways to go, i'm not done till I love it. Working Title.
16in by 20in
I have finished the painting below. I just need to create a final image of it, so I can show it properly and nicely. Meanwhile though, my efforts have been focused on painting, and I have been painting plenty. Perhaps I can't say it's in an organized fashion, but at least I know its not. Not at the moment.
p.s. Check Instagram to see a glimpse at the finished version.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Instagram of Current Work on the Easel

24 by 30 inch canvas oil painting, stylized portrait of a made-up character
I'm quite happy with the results so far. I really look forward to finishing this painting. She will turn out good. I just know it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Blue Haired Babe

Tried to go for a looser technique on this painting:) It's not my usual approach, but it was definitely fun to get into. I've already started plotting my next painting. As per usual though, I have a ton more on the back burner. I'll never run out of things to paint!:)

Oil, 16 by 20 inches, Canvas

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Check it Out! I was recently interviewed!
It was posted about ten days ago. I was quite satisfied with my answers. It did not take 15 to write, hah, that was my initial goal about it. More like a challenge.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Muse that Lingers

It is always awesome getting to see artwork that has sold as it hangs in its new home. and it's quite Double awesome when they are newly framed when you see them! "The Muse that Lingers" is shown below, this is a picture I borrowed from Mr Roqué Anderson. He popped her into this great frame he had, and they match so well! It's hard framing paintings, often I just can't afford to do it. So grateful for the support! ♥
The Muse that Lingers as photographed + framed by Roqué Anderson

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Muse that Lingers

I finished this painting a few days ago. And guess what?? She is sold!!! I am soo happy to say this. I really needed it this month. This painting is about the muse. That which drives you and inspires you to create something. About the idea that sometimes inspiration comes when you aren't the most ready for it, and sometimes the inspiration lingers around. Picking at you reminding you that there is something you need to do, Don't wait too long!

18 by 24 inches on hardboard, sold

[difficult time getting the colors to show up nicely, its okay-looking.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Homage to the Bunny

I made this based on a digital painting I made a long time ago, which was based off of the word homage, which was for illustration Friday, a website and community that provided a theme every week for all to interpret and share. It's not listed in my shop yet, but it will soon be varnished and probably displayed at the local art walk, where I have a monthly booth, First Fridays. Do you like this bunny as much as I do? I love him, and I think his magic trick is only fair!
16 by 20 inches on hardboard, oil painting available

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Studio Shot

a straight up no filter or alteration picture of my easel area. This painting just needs a few things left on it to finish, something to cover her nudity, make it family friendly this time, and small details. Some glistens on the background somehow. Then my initials then a final varnish. Quite happy with it though. Oh yeah some glowing-ness to the hummingbird, too.

studio today, work in progress painting on the easel

Monday, October 13, 2014

I remembered to check out my painting through a mirror, and I think it looks better this way! Haha, ok not truly, but I do like it. I'm just gonna let it dry, I glazed an area, didn't even have to, but other than that and it not being signed yet, it's finished.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Drawing from today. Color; remnants of attempting to paint on copy paper, failed results elsewhere on page.