26 November 2017

Life Drawing

5 minute pose, pencil

Basic Inquiry is a life drawing studio that offers sessions daily. You come with drawing supplies, pay $15, and draw from a model for three hours. Today's session was gestures, ranging from 30 second to 5 minute poses.

2 minute poses, pencil

2 minute pose, pencil

5 minute pose, pencil

23 November 2017


watercolour, ink, wax

Work in progress seems to be the theme of the month. It's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as I'm still learning and actually making progress. Above is part of an illustration that I'm having a lot of fun creating. A wax candle created just the right amount of resist for painting the jelly fish.

29 October 2017

Choosing Media

monoprint, pen, watercolour

pen, watercolour

oil pastel, pen on gesso

pencil, watercolour

Playing around with different media and trying to decide which one to use for the next project. Leaning towards watercolour versions, but monoprinting was fun. Oil pastel was less fun.

31 August 2017


WiP -ink tracing over topographic map

I have been busy at work on a second picture book, The Ranger.  In the process, I have learned just enough to be dangerous on:

  • The American Civil War
  • Trail of Tears
  • Ouachita National Forest
  • Caslon Typeface

Back to packaging the dummy...

9 June 2017

Vulpes vulpes

pencil sketch

Figure drawing of another kind... red fox.  This one from a photo rather than a live model.

29 May 2017

Figure Drawing

20-minute pose, pencil

Every once in awhile, it is good to practice figure drawing.  Poses at this studio session started as five at 1 minute and progressed to 20 minute drawings by the end of the session.

10-minute pose, pencil

1-minute pose, pencil

6 May 2017

The grass is greener under my...

watercolour, ink, acetone transfer

...wiener.  And this dog is expecting.  Did you know that female dogs have 8 to 10 nipples?  Now you do.