Thursday, April 10, 2014

Art from the last weekish...

A few random doodles
At schoolhouse beach in California, quick watercolor using leftover pop for my water.

A kraken on some work notes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Aurora mountain illustration

This is an illustration I created after working on a tutorial for illustrator on textures. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Illustration Portfolio time

I've been hard at work trying to get some new artwork done! Been playing around with new techniques that I've learned about reading things online. Most of the stuff is 1 - 2 day play. I have been reading a lot too, getting ideas or just enjoying what I'm reading.

This week I did my first illustration friday drawing that I've done in a while.

You can find that here in my daily drawing blog:

Speaking of which, isn't really a daily drawing blog at this point.  I've been kinda using it on-and-off again. The most important part is that I'm using it!

I have another work-in-progress with an illustration from "the fisherman's wife"

I'm testing creating textures on paper and then working with them digitally. I find I like to draw on paper and make a mess with paint more and then go online and 'fix' anything I have an issue with.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Living in Texas

Well, I've been here for a month now. Between moving, unpacking, adventures in wallpaper removal, setting up my office and getting a new puppy - I've been extremely busy and have accomplished a lot. But I haven't had much drawing time. I even fit in a conference with the North Texas Children's Book writers and illustrators, where I practiced writing and illustrating.

Yesterday I had a chance to stop and draw for a moment in our front room. Hoping I get back into the swing of things soon!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

News - USk Chicago

I'm now officially a correspondent for Urban Sketcher's Chicago! Check out my post here, and then look at all the other cool sketches others in the group have posted:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Busy art week at work!

Been busy at work creating lots of illustrations, web graphics, and logos. Don't think I can share the logo yet but here are some of the cool things I got to create:

Banner for facebook honoring our volunteers for National Volunteer Week!

in process design, this one went through a LOT of renditions

final image

And then the final cover, before putting in all the event info!

 Playing with 3D text in illustrator

In response to the Boston Marathon tragedy

t-shirt design for Nurses week