2017 Sketchbook Tour

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2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

whew – this video has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so stoked that it’s ready to be shared with all of you…my 2017 SKETCHBOOK TOUR!! I always enjoy watching sketchbook tours on youtube and listening to artist commentary. not only is it inspiring, but there’s something kind of relaxing about them.

as I mention in the video, I want to note that my sketchbooks are different from my art journals. my art journals are mixed media stuff that is more like completed works of art. my sketchbooks on the other hand, is where I’m working out all of the kinks: testing new supplies or colors, drawing, mindless illustrations, notes, etc.

I tend to work on a few at a time (and this year I’ve been bouncing between three of them), so that explains why it takes me so long to fully complete one. this particular sketchbook was started in December of 2016, and completed this August.

so grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and hop on over here to watch the full video tour (and it’s a nice a long one for ya!). I hope you guys dig it…

xo

PPP 21: Stephen King’d

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

We share tips on working from home, creepy Nerd Sprinkles, and find out what Stephen King book we are. Oh, and Rox writes her first sh*tty pitch!

Mentioned in this episode:
+ here’s the photo we took during the podcast
+ Monster Camp documentary and A Monster Calls film
+ the Art of Rick & Morty book is out & this Sunday James will be on the ‘Ricking Morty’ after show (keep an eye out on Adult Swim)
+ Hurricane Harvey art auction update: we raised $750 for Austin Pets Alive!
+ Rox has a new online class in the works…
+ Ghost Ranch 2018 art retreat!
+ we’re dying to see the new IT movie
+ we mentioned the Get Out horror flick we loved
+ Attack the Block movie
+ Blizzard is opening their own esports arena
+ The Big Sick movie
+ Stephen King’s Creepshow film & this is the re-released comic
+ Which Stephen King Book Are You? BuzzFeed quiz

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2018 Ghost Ranch Retreat!

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artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN) will be at the Ghost Ranch 2018 art retreat!

artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN) will be at the Ghost Ranch 2018 art retreat!

I know it’s been pretty quiet on the blog and my social media lately – but that’s because I’m busy working on a new online class…wink wink wink! more info coming soon on that, but right now, I want to let you know that I’ll be teaching at the 2018 Ghost Ranch art retreat hosted by Erin Faith Allen!

this is the third year that Erin is hosting this retreat, and I’ve heard nothing but fabulous things about it. the teacher line-up alone is exciting, and I feel so honored to be included! a component of this retreat that I especially love is that you get to choose what 2 workshops you will participate in (totaling in 4 glorious days of art making). so yes, you pretty much get to create your schedule all whilst staying on the infamous Ghost Ranch grounds. I’ll be co-teaching with Willemien DeVilliers, who I’ve become such a fan-girl of since discovering her work…

I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of my preparations and plans for the retreat as April approaches, but for now, I just want to invite you to join me! hop on over to Erin’s website for complete info and registration.

I hope a few of you will come with me (April 25th – 30th, 2018) on this wild and wonderful adventure…xo

Artsnacks Box Breakdown: Sept 2017

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ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)!

happy Sunday everyone!

I’m dropping by the blog to let you know there’s a new ‘Box Breakdown’ video up on the ArtSnacks YouTube channel. this month, I decided to take things ‘back-to-school’ by creating a doodle-filled planner page in my sketchbook. hop on over here to check it out…

xo

+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ if you’re new to artsnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya…use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box.

PPP 20: Dungeons & Doggies

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

After eating too much Thai food, we discuss creative exercises, talk about our first Dungeons & Dragons game, get sassy with Sassique, and tell the tale of the doggie d*ck pic.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ here’s the photo we took during the podcast
+ it’s official, we’re keeping him
+ Gravity Falls: Journal 3 and The Art of Over the Garden Wall
+ keep an eye out for the latest ArtSnacks Box Breakdown here
+ art auction for Hurricane Harvey
+ painting patterns (and more patterns)
+ Netflix original series Ozark
+ Nerd Writer on YouTube (here’s the first video mentioned: Handmaid’s Tale & Shallow Focus)
+ the horror flick It Comes at Night
+ binge Friday Night Lights on Netflix
+ Invincible comic by Robert Kirkman
+ we played Dungeons & Dragons for the first time ever
+ during shitty pitches, we forgot to mention that we watched Barbarella and loved it (oh Pygar!)
+ the original doggie d*ck pic post

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PPP 19: Two Claws, Way Up

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

Oh snap! James runs the Creative Breakdown for the first time (talking about rewrites), we cut deep into the Game of Thrones season finale, and Roxy loses it for iguanas.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ The notorious Great Cheeto Debate podcast episode
+ TGIF theme song (roxy was clearly wrong)
+ delicious Pilsner Urquell beer
+ Honey script cover doodle
+ the original Nutty Professor (movie trailer // scene james loved)
+ Dumb and Dumber (James and Roxy // family pic with our pugs Behr and Wendee)
+ Tootsie movie trailer
+ Gremlins 2 inexplicable fourth wall break
+ The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
+ game of thrones season 7 finale

+ Jenn and Alan’s secret margarita recipe [Recipe for two: juice of a lime, 2 packs of Splenda, ½ tsp agave nectar, 3 ½ oz. of tequila, ¾ oz. Cointreau, 1 tsp. St. Germain Elderflower, shake w/ice and pour quickly into salted glasses, no blender necessary, shake 12 times]

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Hurricane Harvey Artwork Auction!

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original artwork by Roxanne Coble, 100% of proceeds goes to Austin Pets Alive! for #hurricaneharvey relief

original artwork by Roxanne Coble, 100% of proceeds goes to Austin Pets Alive! for #hurricaneharvey relief

original artwork by Roxanne Coble, 100% of proceeds goes to Austin Pets Alive! for #hurricaneharvey relief

to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, I’m auctioning off this original art journal spread (literally cut right out of one of my altered book journals!) and donating 100% of the money Austin Pets Alive!

I really wanted to support an organization that is helping in the rescue, transportation, and care of animals impacted by Harvey. after some research, Austin Pets Alive! is in need of financial donations most right now and are preparing themselves for a huge influx of animals (both from shelters and people surrendering their pets). check out their fb page for videos & live streams on the incredible work they are doing!

you can hop on over to the ebay listing here to place a bid. again, 100% of the money will be donated and the winning bid will probably get a few little by bun goodies in their package too 🙂 the auction closes Wednesday, Sept 6th @ 11am pst.

I know it’s not much, but I want to do what I can to help. thank-you in advance, and see below for additional info!

+++ UPDATE – the art auction is now closed! thanks to those who bid, the winning bidder, and an anonymous donor – we raised and donated $750 to Austin Pets Alive! THANK-YOU!! <3 +++

xo

+ here’s the original blog post when I created this journal spread
+ check out Austin Pets Alive! website, Facebook page, and an update on what they’re doing to help
+ I also want to give a shout out to Way Art Yonder Studio, who is donating $25 of every class registration to relief efforts (until Aug 31st). if you were planning on signing up for either of my workshops happening there…now would be a great time to do so!!

Studio Playlist: August

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Creative Spotify Playlists curated by artist Roxanne Coble (aka By Bun!)

this might actually be one of the longer monthly playlists I’ve put together! it’s an easy task to accomplish when you end up spending so much time in your studio…

there’s definitely some random stuff this time around, but somehow it all works together. everything from holy ghost!, the velvet underground, neko case, and even youtuber dodie (it’s the last track on the playlist, just trust me and give it a listen). I’ve listened to this playlist several times through now, and would definitely recommend listening to it in order.

enjoy! 🙂

+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists! you can also check out last month’s playlist here.

PPP 18: Meet Lurch

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

We share what we listen to while working, geek out over animated stuff, hear a ‘Tina Salami’ pitch, and then talk about our new foster pug Lurch.

Mentioned in this episode:

+ LeVar Burton Reads – a podcast recommended by listener Melissa S.
+ here’s the photo we took while recording
+ James’ ‘Honey’ playlist on Spotify
+ Rox’s monthly playlists on Spotify
+ Gravity Falls animated show on Disney
+ Wet Hot American Summer 10 Years Later on Netflix
+ last weekend we saw Washed Out live at the Wiltern (check out their new album here)
+ Monster House movie
+ Radiolab podcast
+ The Art of Rick and Morty book
+ send us your shitty pitch for “Iguana Buddies”!
+ meet our new foster pug Lurch (and he looks pretty cute here too)
+ our local pug rescue: Pug Nation Rescue Los Angeles

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