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A little about my artwork: I always like to say that I add a voice; I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink and then digitally coloring, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups. In addition, by using color I can show movement, emotion, and depth. Color plays an important part in creating my artwork more than just putting red on a page I use color to help tell the story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"A Whale of a Tale" part 2

This is the finished piece
"A Whale of a Tale"
that was inspired by two twitter threads
I think it took me from concept to finish about two or three weeks  and I was working on a couple of other illustrations at the same time while one dried I would work on a different one. I will post the other two illustration after the 2014 Tomie dePaola Awards is finished.   
size: 9 X 24 watercolor, pen & ink and finished in Photoshop 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"A Whale of a Tale"

as seen in sketch book

I was inspired by two Twitter tweets.
something about a red bear and another of a book cover design for Moby-Dick.
Go figure inspiration from Twitter, well you never know where or how its going to find you.
early ink sketch
I did a handful of sketches and liked this one
I decided I wanted it to be longer than 8.5X 11 so Moby got its own page

Along the way I added a dog 
pencil drawing with watercolor
I have been working a little differently instead of going straight to ink, then adding watercolor, I've been doing a pencil drawing on watercolor paper with washes of watercolor and adding ink in the end; it takes longer this way but the results are
pen and ink with watercolor
Almost done I need to scan them fit it together and finish it in Photoshop
(don't you love that whale?)  
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