Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, New Portfolio

I'm starting to update my portfolio and website to reflect all the work that I've done for the past year (and the last time these items got updated). Here's a peek at what I'm doing right now:

Friday, December 25, 2015

My yule gift

Finally, after years of lusting after this piece of technology, I had enough of a business case to justify purchasing a Wacom Cintiq 13HD.

There is a bit of a learning curve, but I'm "powering through" it.

These are some of the things I've created since I got the thing on Monday:

The Elements - a first draft coloring page, colored in. Illustrator and Photoshop

Snow Girl, from a photograph by Antonia Barry (Ant B Ceramics)

Thursday, December 3, 2015


In honor of me surviving into my second half-century, I drew this last night. Ink, freehand. I will be scanning a better version and making it available for large-size download during my travels today. A reverse birthday gift, if you will.

 11x17, ink on Bristol board. 

It's available on my DeviantArt account as a PDF download.

If you do download and color it, PLEASE share! I'd love to see it!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Card, finished.

Scanned and colored in Photoshop. I can alter the color of the background for different moods/effects. I like this one so far.

I might tweak it further, but I think this one is done for the most part.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Another Drawing for a Card

The weather was glorious today; it finally feels as if it's spring. So it was time to sit outside and draw something. I decided to do a pen-and-ink drawing and I'll probably be printing this in one form or another as my thank you card for now.

I also think I'll be using this or something like it for an adult coloring book when I finally have enough drawings to produce one.
Of course, I manage to get a smudge on the piece just as I'm almost finished. Flashback to my final project in drafting (in 1975, when we were required to use ruling pens... 3 hours of meticulous lines ruined at the last moment). At least now I can easily clean that up in Photoshop, after I scan it.