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.

Friday, July 15, 2016


Pencil sketch of cat, Stella
Pencil drawing of cat sleeping
Drawings from my sketchbook exploring hands, cat and pumpkin sketches.  Trying to figure out other subjects to draw besides my plastic fruit, hands, and cat.  I enjoy drawing my cat, it's limited to when she's sleeping. I am able to catch sketches of her in moments when she is awake, however it is a challenge.

Hand Sketch

Monday, July 4, 2016

Character Birthdays

Today is the birthday of one of my characters from Gesso Squad. It's not the birthday I had assigned the character, but instead, the day I finished the character design which included clothing used in public and costumes worn while having adventures with friends. I haven't illustrated or written a graphic novel in almost a year. I miss my characters and I'm working on revisiting them again. I enjoy drawing and painting their interactions with the world and each other.  The one thing which takes so much time in writing these books is that I'm doing the work of several people: writing, illustrating, painting backgrounds, editing, drawing layouts, creating new character designs, props, storyboarding, and book layout in InDesign. To find out which character has a birthday today books are available at: