Getting started again after about a 10 year break. Let me know what you think!
I specialize in charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, nature.
This was in response to a friend’s art challenge. It was fun to try a new style.
Mantid on a rose bud was done on Strathmore Bristol with Derwent Graphitint (tinted graphite) pencils. I love these insects and they are all over the rose bushes this time of year. I tried to capture her natural grace and beauty as she stepped down from her rose bud perch while eyeing her prey.
8x10 white charcoal on black paper.
What do you think? Ink or graphite?
A quick doodle to keep me awake during a meeting at work.
8x10 done in Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol.
Fat little birds make me smile! The Eastern bluebird is a North American migratory thrush. My subject is a male with the most luxurious neck rolls! Drawn in Prismacolor soft core colored pencils on toned tan sketch paper.
African bull elephant with broken tusk. Derwent white charcoal on 8x10 toned black mixed media heavy-weight paper.
Drawing Prompt Submission
Also known as Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas. My mom’s favorite flower. Her Mother’s Day gift.
Practice for my next project. This is my first time experimenting with white charcoal and white gel pen on black paper. Let me know what you think!
Mountain landscape in the fall after a storm.
Per special request :) this is my method for crosshatching. Feel free to comment and share your ideas.
My first attempt at cross-hatching with ink.
Sunset behind a Celtic inspired cross.
Graphite on sketch paper.
Pink tulips on toned tan sketch paper. This was my first time burnishing. I used the toned tan paper so that I could better see the effects of burnishing with a white pencil. I used Prismacolor soft core pencils.