Illustration and Photoshop Brushes

I did these illustrations for a short story.   As an artist, I’ve never quite developed a unique or identifiable style.  Maybe I’m still trying…but there are so many styles I like and admire that I get bored trying to do only one thing.  I used Photoshop brushes to give these a hand-rendered look and it was so easy to experiment and play with effects I might never go back to watercolors and pastels….

Flora & Fluff

Reeves and Winsor Newton Watercolors on Aquarelle Arches hot press paper.  The last kitten (with his nosey new friend) reminds me of my cat, Max, when he was just a tiny ball of fluff.  All the kitten pics are referenced from photos by David Gibbon.

Happy Holidays!

‘Tis the season so I just wanted to put out a little holiday cheer.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone and anyone who drops by my little art blog.

These were drawn with ink and colored pencil on Bristol paper.

Dog Days

How I spent Thanksgiving: I felt a little like these three this holiday.

Media: Graphite on vellum.  I started with an HB lead, then alternated between H3, B2 and B4 leads for lighter and darker values.  ACEOS 3.5″ x 2.5″

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