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.
Another fun stream of consciousness drawing and a way to get rid of old pens and markers.
Portrait of an imaginary robot woman. And attempt to use up old markers and short pencil crayons - whatever I've got left.
Stream of consciousness portrait. Just for fun and... to use of old markers and pens that have been lying around forever. In other words, getting rid of old materials.
A fun drawing to do. I usually do a lot of crosshatching, but for this one I went for the smoothness, better to capture the light, I suppose, where crosshatching can be a little distracting. Or look like hair! As some have said.
A wonderful model I had two years ago brought the most amazing dresses. This was rather a plain one, but very elegant.
A friend's children painted a canvas I gave them and I painted them into it. The fun messy doodle background is 90% theirs. I added a few streams to pop out some of the shapes they painted. I might do this as a series.
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.