For Illustration Friday topic: Swim.
For Illustration Friday, Haunt.
I am considering haunting Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetary should I become a ghost in need of a place to wander. Ross Bay is beautiful this time of year. Not at all like the colors in this piece: the autumn golds and pale greens of dried grass are broken up with slabs [...]
Sky is a the Illustration Friday topic this week. This piece comes from a sketch I did at the summer beach house our family has spent time at for the last few years in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The house is at the end of a road next to the beach and dunes, which are home to [...]
Finally! Back in my studio after a long absence. It feels good. So here, under the wire, is my Illustration Friday submission for this week’s word: Tall.
Thinking about Tallness made me think of trees (when don’t I think of trees?), and the phrase “tall tale.” While I was away in the BC interior a [...]
For this week’s Illustration Friday theme, Refresh!
I’m working on keeping it simple. One strategy is to get the colour doing more of the work. In this case, trying to let the colours set the mood and keeping the drawing very simple. I am usually a lot happier with my work when I create the colours [...]
This week’s IF entry arrives by an indirect route.
I was working on some ideas for another piece that was based on a quick sketch I did recently. I tried to develop the kernel of the idea into a full-colour illustration. Sometimes this comes together quickly. This time it was a struggle.
Here’s one of my efforts. [...]
Hello, hello, and thank you for waiting. I’ve been away in the world of full-time work for a couple of months. I had a great time, but I did miss my home time. Today was my first chance in months to put in a full day of studio work. I decided to break the ice [...]
Here’s one from the archives for this week’s Illustration Friday word, Jump. I visited my friend Lynne last summer and threw a deflated soccer ball for her german short-haired pointer a bazillion times while we sat and caught up on things. That dog was tireless and man can she jump!
Well, how about that. This week’s Illustration Friday topic, Vocal, is a perfect fit for this illustration I did recently for an event poster. The event, called “Poet vs. Poet”, features spoken word and written word poets in a feisty debate about the two genres.
This one is different from some of the other illustrations [...]
For this week’s Illustration Friday word, Return. What a fertile word! So many ways to go with this one. I started by looking at some of the faces I had in my sketchbook. Last year, I did a lot of surreptitious bus sketching. It’s a great way to gather a lot of different faces, hairstyles, [...]keep looking »