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
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
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!
I have been playing around with art nouveau lately and trying to carry it a bit cross genre into my illustrations using many of the same elements. This was created by making a pencil drawing, I made a grid for the waves trying to make overlapping thick lines weave themselves as the ocean. However I … Continue reading Nautical Nouveau
**updated with a couple more ways to make this into a personalized card.** For all my mommas out there I have an instructional card "how to" just for you. I managed to do this while chasing my toddler around. Sorry there is no video instead I photographed the process and will explain. Trust me it … Continue reading Happy Mother’s day: A DIY Special
For this one I focused on art deco instead of art nouveau. That meant, simpler design, simpler pattern, straight lines, and geometric patterns. There aren't any progress photos because I free handed this without any idea where I was going with it. Just made a simple frame and started filling it starting at the hat. … Continue reading Art Deco Illustration