Wednesday, November 19

A boy and his dog...


Snowy day, at least in the studio... otherwise just plain COLD! It's fun using every sort of feathery brush to paint snow.

Thursday, November 13

Only the very best furry guests...


A bubbly woodland party brings out only the very best furry guests. From an upcoming book that I had a wonderful time painting.

Wednesday, November 12

The season of the magnetic cat ...


The season of the magnetic cat has arrived - with the cat being firmly attached to the heat vent. Brrrrrr!

Friday, November 7

And just like magic...

In this day and age a little photoshop magic is always a handy thing to have. But the charm of the pencil remains - that's the main thing.  And just like magic, the full moon in Taurus seems to have been the just right thing for this old illustrator.

Monday, November 3

The rainy day studio...


The rainy day studio - no shortage of rainy days around here lately. In fact I'd venture the best word to describe of this Fall might be 'sodden'. Good weather for escaping to work.

Friday, October 31

A fun Halloween party


Here's my idea of a fun Halloween party. This story was inspired one November morning by too much leftover halloween candy and coffee.

Saturday, October 18

#inktober line technique

For ‪#‎inktober‬ here's another experiment in line that I once did. I read about a technique that Andy Warhol used, where he'd tape two sheets of paper together and draw on one with really wet ink and then while the ink was still wet, fold it back to make the reverse print. It does give a really sloppy line quality.

Wednesday, October 15

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to FedEx this Holiday season.


Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to FedEx this Holiday season. My book, 'Mouse's Christmas Cookie' will be appearing nationwide this season at 420 FedEx outlets. So shoppers who are desperate for that last minute gift might want to make that impulse purchase and grab a copy.

I scarcely ever set foot in my old FedEx (Kinko's) since I got my own wide format printer. And I miss having my regular FedEx driver who used to drop by twice a week. Those were the days.

Thursday, October 9

Experiment, experiment and try things out


Experiment, experiment and try things out. I tend to do a LOT of that in looking for new styles and techniques.  So I was delighted to try this new combination of ink on watercolor and watercolor and photoshop.

I wanted the image to keep moving but I also wanted it to be bright colors - not muted monotones. (I can do a monotone version easily, but keeping bright colors is usually harder to do).

So I was pleased with how it came out.

A Halloweeny ‪#‎inktober‬ sketch


Here's a Halloweeny ‪#‎inktober‬ sketch for me... from a book I wrote years ago. Mostly I was trying to capture that Halloween magical feeling. As I recall I started writing it one chilly moody morning after too much french roast and a hershey bar.

Tuesday, October 7

My Cherry Tree - my first authored book


'My Cherry Tree' was my first authored published book - by a Korean publisher a long time ago. It was quite poetic and they scarcely made any changes to the text. Here's a sample of the writing:

On hot days I lie on the grass under my
cherry tree and watch the clouds .
Some look like elephants.. some look like horses.
The robins learned to fly. They all flew away.
It feels lonesome without them.

Summer has turned into autumn.
The leaves on my cherry tree turn golden and red.
They dance away like fire in the wind.
I help mother rake a pile of leaves as tall as me!
I get to jump right in and play.

Monday, October 6

'We could have our lunch together, here in my backyard'


'I think it's fun to just pretend a dinosaur could be my friend, and we could have our lunch together, here in my backyard'. An old painting on textured gesso.