This past December I decided to take my work and create pins and earrings. The question was how to do this. I found something from my childhood that I always loved to create with, Shrink-e-dinks. Yes, those plastic sheets you could paint, color or draw on, cut out and then pop in the oven to … Continue reading Shrink-e-dinks….nostalgia from the 80’s
Cougar, Mountain lion, Puma, Florida Panther..... Whatever you want to call the largest of the small cat species, Puma concolor is one of North America's most elusive and enchanting felines to roam the wilderness. This post will focus on the step-by-step process I did while drawing the cougar mount from the Field Museum's exhibit hall. … Continue reading Cougar portrait in pastel
Today I am going to focus my post on ink painting, specifically, ink painting with acrylic inks and ink pens. I have fallen in love with my acrylic inks and ink paint pens. They are amazing and so versatile. The wolf portrait I have been working on now for over a year (due to lack … Continue reading Ink is for the birds…
Nigel is back and finally finished! In my last post about the brown pelican, Nigel (yes, after the pelican from Finding Nemo), I wrote about how I started to create this illustration: drawing the outline, shading and color decisions, and starting detail. This post touches on the rest of detail and making decisions about whether … Continue reading Nigel, the Brown pelican – Part 2
It's a bird... it's a plane... Nah, it's just a brown pelican named Nigel. In my last post, I talked about some goals I had and one of them was to finish artwork I started last year (and the year before, and the year before that, and so on). Well, the brown pelican will be … Continue reading Nigel, the Brown pelican – Part 1
Video Adventures 1 So I found this video on my computer that my cousin Melissa shot (for some odd reason) of me coloring in the snowy owls face. Even though it is only 12 second long, it shows how I slowly layer color to create the texture of the feathers on the face. Hopefully, I … Continue reading New adventures in video! OOOOoooooo!
It's been awhile since I posted so here is a little something about the latest piece I have recently finished. Just a little background about why some things take me longer to finish than others. When I am busy at my regular job and also in life, I tend to start new drawings, illustrations, paintings, … Continue reading Who, who….. the snowy owl that’s who!