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
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
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
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”
The pencil has freed me from the cage that I have felt confined by for months and now my illustrations are flowing again ...
If you are an artist or striving to be, you probably have a ton of pages upon pages of practice doodles that didn't quite cut it. Or maybe that's just me. For some nutty reason I keep all of mine in a plastic bin and occasionally go through the scraps combing for ideas. When the … Continue reading Trash or Treasure?