Friday, July 29, 2011

Sketchbook Pages 21-26

Pages 21-26 of my sketchbook, which is right now on the 2011 Sketchbook Project Tour. The tour ends soon, they are on their last stop at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. After that, the books will be permanently housed at the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY. I went to the Brooklyn Art Library for their opening show back in February. It is a cute little gallery so if you're ever in the City (Brooklyn is a pretty cool borough too) I recommend going there.

Friday, July 22, 2011


My submission to this week's Illustration Friday, which is Gesture. I immediately thought of ballet dancers and the movements and poses ("gestures") they create.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tattoo Design

A couple months ago I was asked to do a tattoo design for a friend. She wanted Daffodils, daisies, and sweet peas incorporated into the design with a Monarch butterfly somewhere within the flowers. I chose to put him at the top, sitting on a daffodil petal. The tattoo is meant to go on her shoulder. I added my signature scroll work, which I often use in my decorative art, and of course the leaves have decorative elements to them as well.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Focus On Nature Show

There is an Open Call to artists to participate in the Focus On Nature show in Albany, NY at the New York State Museum! They are looking for a broad representation of artists who can demonstrate high technical skill and scientific accuracy that comes with doing natural science illustration. In addition, great composition and aesthetics, etc., etc.
I have not done life drawing/painting in quite a while so I think this is a great opportunity to get back into it! I also love animals. And art shows!
The deadline to enter your work (4 pieces max.) is October 1st, 2011.
Best of all: No entry fee!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Day Card Study

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day Weekend! Kind of late posting this, but I decided to post a study I am working on for an Independence Day card. This would be part of a Spring/Summer 2013 card line. As I said before in an earlier post, I am working on new greeting card designs for 2012 and 2013.
Final to come soon along with preliminaries for other holidays.