Monday, November 06, 2006

A harmonica playing man for the blog. This is a bit of coffee shop sketching fun. I love my job.

The second installment of "Painting Processs" will be coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Painting process

I started a new painting and thought it would be interesting to document its process start to finish. Here is the first installment. The first image is a thumbnail from my sketchbook, and the rest are photographs of the painting as it develops. I am using oil on gessoed board. My thumbnail idea was very light, airy, sweet. But as I drew on the board I decided to go for a slightly creepier look, maybe because of Halloween?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Illustration Friday Wind
ballpoint pen and colored pencil

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Concerts are a lovely time to doodle. At a recent one I sketched this take on the velveteen rabbit.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Here is another picture from a sketchbook. Used a sharpie marker, white gouache, and a bit of photoshop.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Here are two cats that have recently appeared on my website. Doodling with a ballpoint pen is an amazing activity. I sometimes feel a little frightened when starting a new piece, and the more money I have invested in the materials, the more I'll procrastinate. When you have these wonderful materials to work with, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that the magic is not in the materials, the magic is in the artist. So it is a lovely thing to pick up a regular ol' ball point pen and let it go. So free! So easy!