Monday, August 23, 2010

Flower 1

Fall classes are about to start and I thought it would be a good idea to post some in progress works before the flurry of faculty meetings and syllabi touch ups hit me. After the first week I usually have a little over a month before I go MIA. So in light of my slow building of yet another new portfolio.......I now unleash my flower. This guy will be part of a collection to pitch to the licensing industry. As for now...he's just a lonely gerber daisy. His girlfriend is red and is 75% done. This was done in Corel Painter.

In addition to these types of illustrations I am also in the process of painting a commission of a cat dressed as Queen Elizabeth I. That is the mental image I choose to leave you with today;)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Butterfly and Branch

Graphite on Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

Inspired by the extremely cool dead wood in Yellowstone and the Rockies I decided to do a little drawing to pay homage to the beauty of gnarled wood sculpted by time and nature.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ferns and Lilies

Graphite on Hot Pressed Watercolor

This is a little guy measuring about 4 1/2" square.

Friday, August 6, 2010

D is for Dunce

D is for Dunce. It started as another idea involving a lightbulb...then into a girl with a beehive hairdo....then a girl with a dunce hat.....then a ramped up dunce hat.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

O is for Octopus...Sleepy Octopus

The alphabet series is back! I started this last year and went on a serious hiatus with it. I figure I can get a few more in before the craziness that is Autumn hits.

This is a sketch I was working on before I vacationed. It's a sleepy octopus. And it has 9 tentacles so it was born abnormal. So be it.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Autumn Cover

This is a cover illustration for GreenPrints Autumn 2010 issue.

I just got back from a terrific vacation in Colorado and Wyoming. While trying to get out of campfire and hiking mode I'm recharging and planning my August schedule. There may be some wildlife posts so stay tuned!