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!
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
From start to finish- latest art nouveau practice piece. Excuse the coffee stain. Obviously I made more than a few mistakes and poorly tried to compensate. I plan on recreating it minus those mistakes. I am actually going to be making a bunch like this coming up with my own designs for a good while. … Continue reading Art Nouveau Illustration