Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Robots and Charcoal, Part I



Drawing plastic fruits and vegetables can get boring. I've been neglecting the pumpkin drawing I was working on in favor of animation instead.  

Recently, I've discovered drawing in charcoal pencil and have found a subject much more interesting to draw than food. 

I have a collection of small zbots action figures from the 1990's which I collected in elementary school. To my surprise, I really enjoyed drawing these little guys. I've always been a fan of science fiction and fantasy for decades and relived parts of my childhood when I pulled these out of my closet. These are way better than drawing flowers too. 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pumpkins part III

Been trying for months to finish these pumpkin drawings. It's been a struggle because concentration can be a challenge when I'm also dealing with head issues.  I've been able to do some animation for fun and I find it's a nice distraction for a small moment of time from my shunt issues. The cold weather isn't helping....

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pumpkins Part II

Finished second pumpkins oil pastel/watercolor/collage painting:

Part 1: Watercolor and charcoal pencil

Part 2: I added oil pastels over watercolor.

Part 3: Included collage in background.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pumpkins Part 1

I've rediscovered plastic pumpkins, peppers, oil pastels and colored pencils. Going to add more to the new ''pumpkin leave thing'' I've created. Keeping track of my progress with drawings/paintings:

Part 1.  Water color pencil pumpkin with leaves
Part 2. Water color pencils with added water and chalk.



Crop of finished pumpkin combination thing with watercolor, ink and oils. Done last month.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Toy Mouse

Mouse Sketch # 1
Mouse Sketch # 2
 I've discovered my cat's toy mouse as a good drawing subject.

It's a good distraction from the scalp/shunt pain issues I've been having with the changes in the weather. The pain has made it harder for me to resume working on my books.

Mouse Sketch # 3

Saturday, December 3, 2016

From Mini Sketchbook

A small collection of drawings from my tiny sketchbook. Some of the assignments in this book are random things to draw, which I enjoy as it keeps things interesting and gives me a variety of subjects to choose from.  It's also better than drawing plastic fruits and vegetables. 


A cupcake with sprinkles
A small onion

An ant 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pencil Drawings with Four Legs



Inked drawing of dog with color
I'm sorting through paper, storyboards, pencils, screenplays and a homemade wooden pegboard.

These are drawings and art from a book I recently finished.  I've enjoyed drawing animals outside, using photographs or the occasional visit to a local animal conservatory.


Graphite pencil sketch of dog outside

Pencil sketch of dog outside.
It's fun to dress up these characters and include how they would respond to being in a  costume. Some will enjoy this, while others will question their appearance as seen in the dog to the left.