Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I've never actually illustrated a zoo I don't think. Maybe I did one that was line art once, that sound a little familiar. Anyway, here are some animals. This was a thank you gift for my agent on our one year anniversary. I gave her the original framed in a red shadowbox.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I've been trying out some different painting techniques using both Photoshop and Painter this morning and it just so happens that my doodles go with this week's topic of zoo. These were done completely in Photoshop starting with a medium gray background.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I love quotes about encouragement and success. I actually listed several here once. I think my "life" quote would have to be:
"When much is given, much is expected" from Luke 12:48. It reminds me why I am the way I am and why I tend to keep on working, thinking and doing for bigger and better even when I'm exhausted. I even have it on a bracelet that I wear 24/7.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
This guy is miffed that the Easter bunny is moving in on his holiday this year. I just got a new 4x6" Wacom tablet and created this character to try it out. The small active area is going to take a little getting used to but it's not too bad. Now with my laptop and my little wacom tablet I'm seriously mobile.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I love painting animals, this one is a green sea turtle. When I'm painting realistic animals I try to get the details right so that they look the way they should. Then since I'm a children's illustrator, I tweak their face expressions just a little bit so that they look friendly.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Our theme this week for our blog is "Flower/Flowers". The above is an adult greeting card design I did for Ronnie Sellers/RSVP cards a number of months ago. Not in my usual style, is it? I've been focusing on line work this last year but previous to that, I had done a lot of jobs with collage and mixed media. Over the last decade-plus, I experimented around for a style that would be enjoyable, creative and marketable, and ultimately (or at this point in time), I'm back to my initial style of humorous line work.
I still get jobs for collage and mixed-media, and this card is one of them. I do enjoy working in collage and pushing paint around (in this case, digital paint), so jobs like this are a nice break from my primary style.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
This illustration reminds me of Spring too, I love drawing blossoming trees. This piece was done with pen & ink with an old-fashioned nib, I find it creates a nice variety in the thickness of line.