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.
Crosshatching was used to build up the shadows. It's probably my favourite drawing technique. Works best with pen and ink. This is the cover image for one of my children's picture books.
This pen and ink drawing is in a poetry book.
Did this doodle while working at my vendor's booth at the local Country Market.
A representative of the United Nations came so speak at Lakehead University years ago and I did this drawing of him.
This is a section of a very large drawing. The entire drawing was a massive doodle that could be used in a children's book one day.
Rapidograph Pens used to create this image with lots of crosshatching. Drawn from my head.
An image for an upcoming poetry book, using lots of crosshatching with Rapidograph pens.
Illustration for a poem in a book called Tettrennial Drift.
Steve is a musician and head sound engineer for Microsoft in Seattle. I drew him after visiting, trying to capture a bit o the otherworldliness of his music.
This was inspired by driftwood and a bit of a fantasy landscape Idea.
A fun pen and ink piece. I love working with pathways, routes and places that might take your imagination away.
An oil portrait painting of fellow I knew in Victoria, B.C.
Another little practice run - drawings from my head with no sketching beforehand. A bit risky, but results can astonish.
A sketch of a friend.
A wonderful model I had two years ago brought the most amazing dresses. This was rather a plain one, but very elegant.
A Rapidograph inked portrait of a friend, from a photo.
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.
Dr. Fiasterstra is a superhero character for my Ultragang Comic story. He has only one scene.
A portrait of a friend.
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.
This is an image I used for a poetry book.