Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
She was completely surprised. Thanks again to everyone who was there to help celebrate her birthday.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Every year I send a Christmas letter along with my card. This is the second year I've done original art for the background. The cardinal was done from a photo reference, and the wreath, ribbon and ornament came from my noodle. I'm not entirely happy with the ribbon because it doesn't have the satiny look I was imagining, but I'm quite pleased with the rest.
Created in my large sketchbook using pan watercolors, watercolor pencils, and micron pens. Started with a preliminary pencil sketch of all the elements except the ornament and worked it up from there. The ornament was added as an afterthought to bring in the green.
Click on the image above to see a larger version.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
You are The Wheel of Fortune
Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success
The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
This has been a work in progress over some time. It was inspired by a description of the lute I read in the front matter that accompanied Sting's Songs From the Labyrinth CD.
It started life as a pencil sketch and then sat for a long time as I contemplated it. I bought a set of microns but worked in a few more details in pencil before I could commit to ink.
The "inlaid" lute's decorative banding is based on the inlaid decoration on a small box from my box collection.
I finally set to the small details with the microns, and finally worked out the final plan for the watercolor. I used Derwent watercolor pencils for the large and small lute, but used pan watercolor for the background wash.
My apologies for the paper shadows. I'm working in a sketchbook, and the paper isn't watercolor paper.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I cop out every time and cannibalize a Smithsonian magazine for the artwork of whichever artist they are featuring. The Moleskine I finished a couple of weeks ago featured Andrew Wyeth's work.
You can see the Smithsonian's June 2006 article about Andrew Wyeth here: Wyeth's World.
My current journal features Sir Alfred Munnings.
I make a practice of including more of the art and additional notes about the artist on the first few interior pages. This breaks the ice. The sketch on the opposite page was done in Door County, Wisconsin. Lookin' out the window, waiting to go to breakfast.
You can see the Smithsonian's October 2006 article about Sir Alfred Munnings here: The Painter Who Hated Picasso.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Left page was done on a slow Friday at work. I was inspired to draw in the increasingly popular grid format. I was inspired, that is, until I reached the last box. Something about office supplies is just not exciting enough to keep me focussed. There's a hint of a keyboard, but the thought of it...ugh.
Right page was done on the train that evening. I was listening to KT Tunstall's Another Place to Fall off her Eye to the Telescope CD.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
This little mouse is not cut out for the job of "church mouse".