I am a writer and visual artist specializing in children's books and adult fiction. I show my visual art regularly and make my living as full time artist. Sketching and drawing are a crucial part of my job.
I specialize in book design, cartooning, illustration, painting, pencil drawing, phtography, publishing, storyboards, writing.
My friend Erinn is a great model. Brave and dynamic.
A fun portfolio piece.
A drawing I did a while ago for a portfolio.
This is a little collage (did you know Maxfield Parrish invented collage, not Picasso?) of a characters from one of my children's books. I wondered if this would inspire a book. Not yet.
A fun pic I did based on a book I did with the boy from the sun.
This was a little watercolour I did for a novel called Flight.
An etching from my university fine art days.
A sketch for a large painting I want to start soon.
Fun with pencil. I use a 9H pencil to carve images into the paper and then a B pencil to draw over them, giving the drawings the feeling of textures.
This was inspired by driftwood and a bit of a fantasy landscape Idea.
In his seventies, this guy was a great model. Fun to draw. Lots of character.
Just fun crazy doodling.
Fun with the pencil.
A fun pen and ink piece. I love working with pathways, routes and places that might take your imagination away.
I love doing pen work. Might do an entire children's book in this style. Maybe faded colours.
A fun bit of nonsense.
A fun doodle. Sometimes it's great to have no focus and just play around.
A Rapidograph inked portrait of a friend, from a photo.
A stream on consciousness drawing.
Did this in a sketchbook for fun - a bit of science fiction.