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
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
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
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
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
1. Extraordinary detail Something that takes a while for someone to catalogue everything within your work, each intricately detailed. This takes time but can make up for what you lack in style sometimes. Most people either go heavy on the style or heavy on the detail and light on the style. More in #3. 2. … Continue reading 3 Things that make people say “WOW”
I have been trying to find my "style" for as long as I have been making art which is about 10 years now. As soon as I made peace with my eclectic nature I decided that I wanted to be an illustrator and here I am in the hunt for my style all over again. … Continue reading Don’t underestimate the pencil!