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….
I’m mostly a cat person, but I love dogs too and I’ve been drawing and painting a lot of `em lately. These new ACEOs are of a Papillon, a King Charles Spaniel and a Labrador mix (I think)– I just call him ‘Sunny’. I used HB, B2, H3 and B6 leads on Bristol board.
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.
Flora & Fluffy
New ACEO watercolor sketches on hot press paper. A few nights ago I painted these and I liked the soft kind of retro colors and feel. I used Reeves Watercolors in Paynes Grey, Naples Yellow, Rose madder and Ultramarine with a little pencil enhancement.
Here’s a new ACEO. White Horse, Black Forest. Watercolor on hot press paper.
Also this year I’ve said ‘goodbye’ to three of my ACEOs. On a whim I started selling online and within a few weeks, these three ACEOs sold. I’m happy they found ‘homes’ so to speak.
‘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.
A Christmas Hug
“Twas the Night Before Christmas”
One creature stirring…
I drew these little guys earlier today. Media: Graphite on vellum using leads HB, B2, B4 and H3.
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″