Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I know I've been really unbloggy but I'm exceptionally excited about this new piece I added to my website on Behance:
 teehee....any of those...:)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Here's my SCBWI CenCal Traveling Sketchbook page, now added to my website.

SCBWI CenCal is sponsoring "Another Traveling Sketchbook".  Mine is the first entry.  This book will float around to sketchers up and down the coast of California all summer.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Just loaded some new work to my website!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

I just loaded up some new art to my prosite - check it out:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I was nominated by amazing illustrator Laura-Susan Thomas to share my creative tools for ‪#‎CreativeWeaponsofChoice‬. I'm a little embarrassed to share my mess, but here it is. We just recently moved into this house, and I have the most beautiful studio full of sunlight for the first time. I remind myself daily that I better earn this. For my latest project I have been working with my favorite blue pencils on Strathmore 1 ply paper. I do a full pencil piece with only an HB pencil. I love the idea that you can achieve with one simple tool. The paper is thin enough to run through a printer, so I scan it and run a second version. I soak this paper to stretch it, staple it to a birch board to dry overnight, and then do a light watercolor wash with a muted palette. I use the computer for reference and touch up. I'm still trying to figure it out!
I nominate James Fulton and Joseph Prieboy to share!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Wow, I didn't realize just how much I've ignored this blog!  I finished up Marla Frazee's class at Art Center.  Here's my Christmas card in progress, following Marla's technique of soaking one ply paper, stapling it to a board to dry overnight, and then painting.  I did a pencil rendering of my house, and followed with some simple watercolor.