About Me

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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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Pandas at play

Pen and ink with watercolor also acrylic white

Friday, December 2, 2016

Elephant Birthday Wishing

Elephant Birthday Wishing

Reworked this image several times
Too Blue

Much better

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We need Heroes

We need Heroes
First attempt

Decided to use my mistake as a color chart

Second attempt watercolor washes over pencil

Ink and washes of more watercolor

Finished Artwork

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Chasing Butterflies

Chasing Butterflies

Friday, August 5, 2016

Panda in Lifeboat

 Panda in lifeboat
Watercolor and India ink
One of several sketches and finish pencil with new fox on tracing paper  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Strawberry Kraken

Finished Strawberry Kraken
one of the many sketches

Wash of India ink & watercolor

Additional washes of color
Almost done

Friday, June 17, 2016

FOX from sketch to finish

Sketch/ pencil drawing with washes of India ink 

Washes of watercolor

added ink line waiting for color and ink to dry

used eraser to remove unwanted pencil lines


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I got the call!
Well not "the" call but a text message from my niece, "Hi uncle Steve do you have time to talk?"
I called
Me: Hi
Her: what are you up to? Doing any projects?
She wanted to know if I had time to do some artwork for her as part of an assignments for one of her college courses.
Me: How many?
Her: Only 20
Me: By when?
Her: I need them by cousin Marks wedding
Me: That's two weeks away
Her: I know
Me: What class is this for?
Her: Picture book writing (something like that) 
Me: Okay this is what I can do for you


So I started...
 I decided to treat it like a book dummy I figured it was the only way it will get done on time.  I broke down her version of Pandora's Box into a storyboard format and picked a handful of sketches to do as finished artwork.

    Then I added the text I am no graphic designer so I make no claims that I understand fonts and what works best with illustrations; I did the best I could with what I had to work with.

It was a lot of hard work but I got it done on time.
I personally think it should of been an A+ but her school does dot give them out. 

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