Monday, June 22, 2015

Marker Monday 6-22-15




As an admirer of both the Jurassic Park franchise and James Gurney's dinosaur paintings, I thought it was time to shed some light on a lessor known dinosaur family and time period.  After extensive research and field work I bring you my rendering of the Doufasaurus from the Spasazoic Era.






Sunday, June 21, 2015

House Final



Pretty happy with how this turned out.  I wish I was able to get a better photo of it, but the Sun was not cooperating.  The value of the two trees is actually closer on the original then it appears on this copy.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Marker Monday 6-8-15



Another colorful bird that happen to drop by the house long enough for me to work up this Marker Monday drawing.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

House WIP2



Small update.  The camera did some fish eye lens thing and threw the verticals out of plumb, but over all things are looking good so far.

Friday, June 5, 2015

House WIP


A little more than half way through a drawing of a house for a friend whose parents just put the family home up for sale.  Quite a bit of layout and measuring on this one - - perspective and symmetry are time consuming, but crucial.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Marker Monday 5-18-15



Today's Marker Monday post is brought to you by guest artist Kristin Hartlage.



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day Cath


To a beautiful, wonderful, and loving wife and mother - - we miss you Cath.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Marker Monday 5-4-15





I did this one in my new Copic Marker Sketchbook.  I actually used Prismacolor markers for the drawing - - I hope that's not some kind of violation.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Car 7


Color pencil blended with mineral spirits, plus some ink and non blended color pencil.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Car 6


Prismacolor marker with color pencil, ink and gel pen on grey toned paper.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Car 5


Red Prismacolor pencil that was then blended with mineral spirits.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Marker Monday 4-13-15


Dan arrives home to find that yet again, his dog has sold all of the furniture.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Car 4


The blue, yellow, and orange on the car was done with Prismacolor pencils that were then blended using a stump and mineral spirits.

Ink, watercolor pencils, and graphite pencils were used for the other areas.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Car 3


Red paint done with watercolor.
Blacks are ink pens and color pencil.
Background done with watercolor pencil.
Some graphite pencil was used for shading and tinting.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Car 1


The colors for this car were created using watercolor pencils that were then "activated" with a waterbrush.  Some white and black color pencils were then used for highlights and darks. The blackest blacks were done with a black micron pen

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Watercolor 4-4-15



I did my best to follow a YouTube video by John Baxter to create this watercolor.  I simplified the composition somewhat as I'm still learning.  Approximately 5"x8" - - Koi watercolor set.

Mech 8


Monday, March 23, 2015

Marker Monday 3-23-15




Spring has to get here eventually, right?

Last Monday was a little crazy - - so sorry, no post.  As with most of the Marker Mondays this is about 90% Prismacolor Markers with a little color pencil over the top to even out the gradations.  The white areas are solely color pencil.


This photo shows how cluttered my drawing table becomes as I work on this type of sketch.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Digital Watercolor Landscape



I did this painting in Photoshop (from my imagination) - - hoping to recreate the look and feel of a soft watercolor painting with muted tones.  Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Girl In Hat 2


Another quick pencil sketch.  This drawing was done on the back of a piece of used copy paper.  Similar hat and hair - - slightly different face - - as compared to the one posted last Thursday.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Marker Monday 3-9-15




Prismacolor markers on grey toned paper.  The very fine/light orange and yellow stripes were done with Col-Erase colored pencils.