Archive for Illustration

Explorers Illustration and Salad

IT’S DONE!  Do-dee-do-dee-do…. (that’s my happy dance.) The idea from this piece started out when I decided I was going to participate in an Illustration Friday challenge, and the word was Explore.  I came up with the sketch for this piece, then got pulled away in other directions and the next Friday came and went […]

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Something old while waiting for something new

It feels like it’s taking me an eternity to finish the projects I’m working on now to the point that I’m almost so sick of looking at them I’d like to just walk away and not think about it for a few months.  But I’m so close to the end I can smell it, so […]

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I Got an Art School Girlfriend…

Here’s a bit more of a work up of the sketch I posted with my last blog post.  Just havin’ some fun.

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My comments on “10 things about being an artist that art teachers don’t tell you.”

  Today I read an interesting article in the Guardian, by Emily Browne, “10 things about being an artist that art teachers don’t tell you.” From having talked to many artists, both established and aspiring, I don’t think it comes as much surprise that after art school you are unleashed into the world with typically a […]

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Illustration on your arm!

I just passed the halfway point of my class to learn how to develop apps for iOS (Apples mobile devices), and if I’ve learned anything, which I have, but primarily… I am built for drawing pictures, not programming! I am keeping up with the class, I find it interesting, and I SWEAR I will not […]

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The Process of Illustrating

How do you beat the winter blues? February is not a good month for me.  I tend to get overwhelmed and under-inspired.  Not to mention super cabin-fevered.  Midwest winters are not my bag, baby.  I’m working on about a million projects but none of them have immediate deadlines so I’m not doing so hot on […]

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Playing with a Different Brushes in Photoshop and a Special Deal

I love painting.  Real paintbrush to canvas painting.  But I’ve moved toward doing a lot of painting digitally due to time and space constraints over the last few years.  Just like painting with, well, paint, everyone has a different touch and approach to working with digital medium, and my painting approach has been pretty graphic. […]

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Children are scary, but their stuff is fun.

I am EXCITED.  UK artist Jonny Duddle has announced that his next book The King of Space is going to be released in March!  His books are so amazing and the character development in them is beyond fun.  His work makes me smile ear to ear and inspires me to get my but in the […]

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Monster Illustrations on My Mind

There was never a monster in my closet or under my bed.  When I was a kid, when bed time came around I would get the assured idea that anywhere in my bedroom that the hardwood floors were exposed, the floors could dematerialize that monsters from some other dimension could reach through them to grab […]

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The Proper Tools for the Job

  This last week, my laptop died, and my cutting board warped.  Chopping ingredients for delicious things isn’t a very satisfying experience when your giant cutting board is wobbling all over the counter top.  Having the proper tools for a job can quickly take a task from being a chore to a pleasure.  Not having […]

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