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
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
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?
This is continuing my illustration journey, I have been focusing on composition for a while and today I was ready to take it to the next level with some color. As some of you may have noticed, I don't have one medium. I focus on art exploration and I diversify my methods always trying new … Continue reading From the sketchboooook, to the canvas! Paint, paint, paint…
You don't have to make grand statements or share your political beliefs in order to make an affective children's book. Don't worry about the rest of the world when you write. Focus on you, your life, and it will come to you. Your idea, from the heart. Write from the eyes of a child.