Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pet Portrait: Holly

Earlier this month I got to draw sweet Holly.


I wanted to include a holly plant without seeming too Christmasy, so I chose summer holly.

Here's a look at the preliminary drawing:




New on Etsy: Bat Card

I liked my Inktober bat drawing, so I redrew it in gouache and pencil.

It's now available on Etsy as a card


 Here's a look at part of the original drawing:


Inktober Week Two

Here are my drawings for the second week of #Inktober:
you can see week one and a list of the prompts here.

8. Crooked


9: Screech


10. Gigantic


11. Run


12. Shattered


13. Teeming


14. Fierce

Inktober Week One

I have been participating in this year's #Inktober

Drawing with ink isn't my strength, so it's good practice. I'm keeping each drawing only 3-4" and using it as a warm up or end of day exercise.

Here are the official rules and prompt list:



Here are my drawings for the first week:

1. Swift



2. Divided

3. Poison

4. Underwater

5. Long

6. Sword

7. Shy

Narrative Art

Earlier this fall, I started an entry for a children's illustration contest. Unfortunately, I never had the time to finish; I was pretty disappointed.

The them was mystery, and you had to tell a story in three illustrations. I chose to tell a story about missing dinosaur books.



I will revisit these at some point, but I think I need to give myself some more time and distance from them.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pet Portrait: Gary

Gary, gouache and pencil on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2017.
I don't just draw cats and dogs for pet portraits! You can commission one of your scaly friends too.

This is Gary, an adorable leopard gecko.

Pet Portrait: Martin

Martin, gouache and pencil on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2017.
I had the opportunity to draw Martin's portrait. His owners wanted something that represented his time in Pennsylvania, including seeing snow for the first time.

Here's a look at the preliminary drawing:


And a look at the drawing in progress with some of my references:


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