Friday, October 31, 2014

More Sketchbook Fun!

I went on a sketching tear the last couple of nights. Shown here are a few of my favorites.
Just loose and fun, done with a 4b pencil, ink and watercolor. I did highlight some areas of the conductor image in blue using photoshop. I thought this added some nice contrast to the black silhouette. I am using the Reflections black leather bound sketchbooks which I purchase through Jerry's Artarama, one of my favorite online art supply stores. The paper is not heavyweight but it's workable enough and is particularly well suited for pencil sketching. All measure approx. 8 x 11 .  Please click on image to enlarge.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sketchbook Fun / Prepping for Projects

I will be moving into a new studio by the first of the month and have a few projects lined up already.
One will be creating a series of vignettes which will be around 36 inches H x varying widths.
These will be done in black ink, pencil and washes. I plan to keep the palette limited...perhaps blue and red.
I played around with some different pencils and think I have finally settled on water soluble graphite pencils, 4b to be precise as well as regular 4b and 5b drawing pencils.
This first piece is a loose sketch I did using all these materials. Also shown here are some pieces I did this past week. Please click on image to enlarge.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Printed Piece / WILMA Magazine

It's always a nice surprise to see how my illustration will look once it's on the printed page.
This is a piece I did for WILMA magazine's October issue. Thanks again to co-editor / art director
Nina Bays Cournoyer who is always a pleasure to work with . Please click on image to enlarge.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Corn Hole

Corn Hole or Bean Bag to some people, is everywhere it seems. From tailgating parties to BBQs to concert events... you cannot escape it.  Please click on image to enlarge.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Watercolor Sketch

Sketching in my new watercolor sketchbook from Jerry's Artarama 
Just some fun figures done very quickly in brush and colors. Please click image to enlarge.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ink, brush & Simplicity

Less is more in so many ways. Brush and ink and colored digital and in watercolor.
Please click on image to enlarge.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pencils and Watercolors

Lately I have been using a 4 or 6b pencil more frequently in my work.
I still use a fine ink line for certain projects but find the pencils lend a more organic feel
to the work which is perfect for some subject matter.

Here are some recent pieces. Please click on image to enlarge.