Tuesday, March 27, 2012

IF: Swamp

A little Zydeco in the swamp. Gator on the squeezebox and crawfish on the washboard.

I wanted to put a few more animals in there but ran out of time.

Done from a sketch in Painter.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

IF: Shades

Mole loves the beach but he definitely has to wear shades after being under ground all day.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

IF: Intention

...and it isn't a good intention.

An old sketch I decided to color in Painter.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

IF: Highlight

Highlights in her hair. A quick pen sketch painted in Painter mostly conte & charcoal brushes.

I recently visited a local museum that was having an exhibit of original art by illustrators. There were original sketches and paintings by Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, Leo & Diane Dillon among others.

It was great to see the original pieces. It did make me realize that it is going to more rare in this digital age. With Photoshop and Painter and everything heading toward ebooks there will be far less "tradtional media" art. I like working in Painter (no muss & no fuss) but I do miss having something tangible to hold when finished with a piece.