If I Only Had a Friend

Here’s another little drawing of some Wizard of Oz characters. This time it’s Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. They were my favorite Oz characters when I was a kid. The coloring was done with watercolors, and the linework is all ink. Kudos to my wife for coming up with the caption.

Watercolor Seahorses

I’m starting to really like working in watercolors. It’s a lot quicker than working in gouache. It’s nice not to have to worry about covering up the underlying sketch, plus mixing the colors is super quick. This piece was supposed to originally be done in gouache. These two seahorses are pot-bellied seahorses (Hippocampus abdominalis). Here […]

Scarecrow of Oz

  Here is the second in my series of watercolor literary / old timey characters.  

Sea Horse Sketch

The power went out at work last week, so I took the opportunity to go draw some fish. They were the only ones with full power because of the back up generators. My eyes hurt after drawing in the dark ambient lighting.

Arapaima, Sea Nettle, and Crab Mural

It’s been awhile since I posted much here. I’m going to post some of the things I’ve been working on here in the next few days and try and catch up a bit. Here is a mural and gallery title graphic that I put together. The requested direction for the graphic was to have a […]

Bucking Horse in Watercolor

  This is is my first real watercolor piece. I’m trying to learn it. I’ve seen some really cool stuff done in watercolor.

Life Drawing Open Studio

I went to Philbrook’s life drawing open studio this evening. It’s really quite a nice set up, just $10 bucks per session which is every Thursday. It’s kind of fun getting back into the art studio setting with lots of other people around drawing. Anyway click past this jump (if you are on the main […]

Gas Mask Ladies Inked

I think I’ll do watercolor on top of this drawing. I really need to get better at it. Plus if I mess it up I can always go back and digitally color it.

Drawing on a Lazy Saturday

I drew these really lightly with a 2h so sorry for the mediocre photos. The wife fell asleep on a couch, then proceeded to wake up and read more Jane Eyre. Click the images for bigger (you can see them better that way).

Perspective Map

Been working on a map as a favor for a friend’s camp. It took me a lot longer than I thought it would. I had to reconstruct everything from blurry satellite photos and hazy recollections of where buildings were, plus a random collection of photos of the buildings and some verbal descriptions. And here’s the […]

Pink Salmon Ocean Phase

Brush pen lines to digital layout and coloring. This little guy is going in an aquarium kiosk. He’s actually a vector.

A. Carnegie, Crazy Color Portrait

One of my online friends uses crazy colors in his work and luscious line work. I’m copying him a bit with the loud colors. He says that he picks the craziest colors and then just makes them work. The lines were done with a brush pen. Again this seems a lot faster and more expressive […]