Charcoal and iron oxide recovered from acid mine runoff on watercolor paepr
A couple of pages from my 2017 art journal. Lots of random thoughts and doodles!
I drew these guys with a Pilot Custom 823 FA and Platinum Carbon Black ink. The FA nib has a good drawing width on watercolor paper - one of my favorites. It's a soft nib but I don't use the line variation, just some nice shock absorption with each downstroke. The Carbon Black ink is out-of-this-world good, though being pigmented I fear keeping it in too many pens.
Final illustration for a Heart Healthy cook book. watercolor on cold press illustration board.
Watercolor and gauche of a place I walk around sometimes to digest my lunch
I thought of Edward Hopper when I came upon this view but a daytime version of his corner etching. I used watercolor, pen, and colic markers
Day 2: Puppy, for the DoodleWash Art challenge. A subject I always enjoy drawing. I was in the mood for a floofy boi and corgi pups are full of floof. #doodlewashnovember2019
Passing time while in the car for hours
From the digital sketchbook...a fun watercolory and penciled crowd. They’re scrunched together but are all pretty calm.
Industrial & Joy : daily art 4
"Quick, Stop the Bully Drop!" v2.0, redrawn and colored with Holbein watercolors, 9"x12".
Happy Thanksgiving! This is "Sunday Wonderland," colored with Holbein watercolors on 6x8 paper. May your Thanksgiving be as bright & happy as pictured here! (And may you ride a horse-thing, too.)
My grandma is a craftswoman . She used to work at a Talavera pottery studio and sometimes I would skip school and join her at work. She would give me an imperfect blank pottery piece and lend me her painting supplies so I could create my own art.
Fruits have insecurities too. From the series "Forlorn Fruits"
When Rebelle 3 by Escape Motions came out I wanted to create something that really shows off its power. I normally draw in fountain pen first, but this was created entirely from scratch in Rebelle 3.
Digital art tends to be cold and impersonal, but Rebelle's watercolor simulation looks & feels like real paint... and you can undo! That's critical for illustration work, as clients often request changes... But even for personal work- it means an artist can achieve a watercolor look without being at the mercy of the medium. So the result is more true to his or her vision.
Part 3 of my China sketchbook from last summer.
Gouache on Arches watercolor paper. I have been living overseas for 6 years now with my wife. (Originally from the states) We have lived in Seoul, South Korea, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Tel Aviv, Israel, and in the Summer we will move once again to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So this is a painting is a sort of self-portrait.
A few of my favorite pages from my sketchbook documenting my trip to China in the summer of 2017. An amazing and life changing experience.
Inky Lotus: Ink and watercolour
This piece is part of a private collection.
Flying Robot in the Sky, watercolor. I used my new Holbein paints. (I love them.) Drawn with a Pilot Falcon SEF using Platinum Carbon Black. A trifecta of Japanese paint, pen, and ink.
Exprimenting with chillies ...
This is the book I made which contains the educational paper I wrote and illustrated about my trip to China in the summer of 2017. I gave a lecture entitled, The Sketchbook: Let's Connect at ICON10, The Illustration Conference in Detroit, MI this past July. I gave a few of these books out along with pocket sketchbooks to the audience. Below are a few spreads from the 40-page book.
I've been traveling all summer and had not been able to make any art. Here is my first painting in a while. A little bit of art therapy.
Sketchy News Drawing Challenge