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.
Daily drawing. ⁉️
ink on paper
I've got a fair way to go with this one, but I'm happy with how it's going.
Reference from @blueyamamoto Photo by @makoto_t_gyro
Watercolor painting detail
Acrylic on 5 x 7 canvas
"Rick Grimes" Acrylic on Canvas 9"x12"
This is a good friend Mike Lee. Before he came to Canada, he took a bus to school in Hong Kong. On that bus he would sometimes see Bruce Lee on that bus, too! Of course, this was before Bruce was famous.
This is a picture of the lady at the cash register who bags produce at the produce store. She let me take her picture and I painted from it. I gave the picture to her but she wishes it had been done before she gained weight. : (
Pencil drawing of the Dalai Lama
Playing with faces is fun and I can see where this might actually suggest some kind of meaning, although I can't yet put my finger on it.
A fun experiment. I wonder what this would like in full colour.
In my Blue Star sketchbook serious art has been interrupted by two cartoon characters I came up with years ago that I drew for my university student newspaper. They're back! Adolescent silliness returns with the adventures of Hardball and Riley. There's a bit of allegory at work in this story, so it's not as infantile as it first seems. They are certainly fun and my main characters are very easy to draw. I do sometimes spend too much time on the background.
Another little practice run - drawings from my head with no sketching beforehand. A bit risky, but results can astonish.
This is a little practice run with faces, all drawn from my head without sketching in pencil first.
This is the centre section of a cartoon I did back in my university days for the student newspaper. It was fun to do, but took a lot of time. I hope to put it into a collection of comics.
River painted the background and I painted him into his picture.
Faux Risograph kitty