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A little about my artwork: I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Illustration Friday "Together"



 
Illustration Friday
"Together"
 
pen and ink watercolor sketch
 
 


Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Brother is a Polar Bear (part # whatever)

 
pen and ink with watercolor
opinions welcome
 
So I have been taken the time to create model sheets for an idea  I am working on.
I am enjoying this approach it allows me to play with the idea without committing 100% to finished artwork.
In the past I have gotten excited about an idea for a picture book start doing finished art before I have a solid foundation for the story, then I am trying to fit the finished artwork in and it does not always work so well leaving me frustrated and then putting the idea aside for a long time .
The model sheets also gives me a chance to enjoy playing with watercolor with out commitment to a set of colors.
It is a beautiful thing!    
 
 
pen and ink with watercolor

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Tomie!

Just a quick shout out to
who's birthday was yesterday September 15th
 
Happy Birthday
Tomie!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Brother is a Polar Bear

This is a color model for
"My Brother is a Polar Bear"
it is the working title for one of the ideas I am playing around with.
 
pen and ink with watercolor
 
(I still have not been able to figure out why my scans are so hot; the subtle shadings are missing) 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Robot & Dog Model sheet #1

 
Robot and Dog
model sheet #1
 
continuing to work with watercolor this is my third attempt also creating model sheets for an idea I am working on; it still needs refinement. But I think fun to share.
(opinions welcome)
 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Watercolor 1st in five years

 
I have jumped back into watercolors after five or six years only working digitally this is my second try with watercolor the first was a complete disaster.
 
Opinions are welcomed
 
The scan seems to have washed out some of the color I have been told to try to change my settings on the scanner

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A hard couple of months


 
It has been a hard couple of months;  and it will not get much easier.
Long before the summer started one of my two dogs started
to have issues with her back end, she is fifteen years old and is allowed to have problems, the problems have gotten harder to deal with as the summer comes to an end. But she is still completely aware of her surroundings enjoys your company and still loves to get her belly rubbed so we deal with these challenges and until that "spark"/ quality of life is no longer there. 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 


Are other dog went from butt in the air very playful to not at all almost over night, he is also fifteen years of age so we expected him slow down but this was drastic.
 We took him into the emergency vets office last Saturday thinking this maybe the end we spent about five hours at the hospital trying to make "that choice"; he is home with us now getting vitamin B12 shots and seems to be doing better.


 
Over the summer I got an opportunity to work as a Colorist on a post production animated "hopeful" series. It is never easy recreating another artist color style it is even harder when they play   a key roll in creating the series. I became a one man production team cleaning up the drawings, cut and pasting one head to another body and so on plus coloring; it was a challenge but in the end everyone was happy with my work and I wish the project much success.
(once I am given the okay I will display some of the artwork).      
 
1st attempt at watercolor in 5yrs
 
I am working on three new ideas for stories plus after five years I decided to pick up watercolors again, I have forgotten some of the rules But as I work up my studies for the characters I will be adding watercolors as well to refresh my skills.
quick studies


quick studies
  
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