Saturday, January 29, 2011


I had fun making a four-color reduction print my friend Vita's dog, Sam. I used an easy cut printing block and Akua inks. I posted photos of the steps I followed to make the image on my illustration group's blog, Smells Like Crayons. There's a link on the right side of the page if you'd like to visit and learn more.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Illustration Friday "Dusty"

You never know what you might find in a dusty old attic! My grandparents' attic was a lot like this one. When we eventually had to clean out their house, my most interesting find was a trunk which contained a very old porcelain doll's head with beautiful blond hair. I don't know what happened to the rest of the doll's body, but someone had saved the head.

For this illustration, I used black prismacolor pencil and a limited palette of burnt umber and ultramarine blue (and a tiny bit of alizarin crimson mixed in for the face).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow day

I'm home enjoying a snow day from school. This gray squirrel was out on the tray feeder trying to dig out some seeds from under a fresh pile of snow. We've received about 16" of snow so far and it's still coming down.
This drawing is only 2" x 2" in size and done in black prismacolor. I'm thinking of putting it into the 9th Annual Minumental Show at the NHIA. Every piece is 2" x 2" and all are priced at $44.99.

Saturday, January 8, 2011