My Illustration Process for Scenes 1-3 of Sands of Time

These three images are my most recent contribution to my book Sands of Time which I started around Christmas when I got stuck on my Jesterphant story. For this one I have been sure to write it all first before illustrating. As much as I will admit that the process of illustration and doodling aids… Continue reading My Illustration Process for Scenes 1-3 of Sands of Time

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A $1 Solution to Anatomical Troubles in Illustration

So I have been trying to get this one scene in my book correct for a while. Without success. But this morning my husband surprised me with a 1$ pack of crayola model magic. (I was skeptical. ) I love clay and sculpture but I have no access to the facilities to make them in… Continue reading A $1 Solution to Anatomical Troubles in Illustration

Inky Illustrations for Sorrowfish

The last few days perhaps for the unseeable future I have and will be diverting my attention to Sorrowfish illustrations, so I want to explain what it is, and why. My mom Anne C. Miles @redtoadmedia is an amazing web builder and writer, she has been hard at work for the last couple of years… Continue reading Inky Illustrations for Sorrowfish

An Instructional Drawing Guide: Part 3 – Add Ink

If you have not read part 1 and part 2 of this series you should go back and read those first. This drawing was created in 3 steps, first with pencil, then with micron illustration pens and lastly with sumo ink. If you do not have sumi ink, black watercolor, even a sienna if you… Continue reading An Instructional Drawing Guide: Part 3 – Add Ink

An Instructional Drawing Guide: Part 2 – Illustration Pens

If you have not read part 1 of this series I highly suggest that you do that. You can find it here. The first layer of this drawing was accomplished with pencil. I left off with a few different blending options which while handy to know are not necessary for this particular drawing. By the… Continue reading An Instructional Drawing Guide: Part 2 – Illustration Pens

An Instructional Drawing Guide: Part 1 -Graphite

I want to go over some drawing techniques for those hoping to learn different methods. Most drawing how-tos feature step by steps on how to draw something specific. I want to take it further by showing you the different tools and methods. There is not one way of drawing. In fact there are so many… Continue reading An Instructional Drawing Guide: Part 1 -Graphite

Elements of Architectural Sketches

The first step is straightforward, find a building to draw. I happen to adore Victorian Architecture so I googled St. James Court in Louisville. It happens to be the home of a world-famous art show annually. I first drew it roughly in .02 ink pen (you can buy a cheap illustration pen set for $12.00… Continue reading Elements of Architectural Sketches