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.
I hope to make a funny little book from this idea. Any suggestions?
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.
In his seventies, this guy was a great model. Fun to draw. Lots of character.
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.
A fun portfolio piece.
Biking is my second love. And I should do more images like this as my imagination flies when I bike.
A Rapidograph inked portrait of a friend, from a photo.
A wonderful model I had two years ago brought the most amazing dresses. This was rather a plain one, but very elegant.
Part of an illustration where city authorities conspire to build roadways that will only get people killed.
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.
Illustration for a poem in a book called Tettrennial Drift.
Did this in a sketchbook for fun - a bit of science fiction.
This was a twenty minute drawing for a figure drawing sessions in Victoria, B.C..
I'm hoping to finish off this children's book this year. It's a lot of work. Too many illustrations - so many the printing cost will jump, so I might have to find a publisher for this one, rather than self-publish. This is acrylic on paper.
Using more staining watercolour paints, I was able to glaze a couple layers over the first layer to make for a neat effect.
This is probably a 15 minute sketch, maybe less, done in a drawing session in Victoria, B.C.
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.
One of my favourite drawings. You can tell I was really on that day. So few strokes of the pencil caught shape and light. I won't sell this drawing.
A fun pen and ink piece. I love working with pathways, routes and places that might take your imagination away.
A twenty minute posed captured in a figure drawing session in North Vancouver.
Chandra was a wonderful model who posed for me in North Vancouver years ago.