I start by toning the paper with soft pastel. A quick rub with tissue to indicate some shapes. Winter pines with soft blurred contours is created with charcoal. Touches of pink with color pencil is all I need to indicate the horizon.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
For this design, instead of sketches, I draw inspiration from some Paris souvenirs. I begin with a scan of a tea menu.
The side border came from a digital photo of an antique sign. I now have a new pattern to use as a background to my illustrations.
A Valentine greeting is where I wind up, for now. It's quite easy to dream up other variations. This pair of teddy bear works well for wedding anniversary, birthday or just say "I Love You" Take a peek at my latest Valentine
Monday, November 27, 2017
|fine art with winter holiday elements|
Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Sometimes, choosing the right paper is half the job. I love the way the grain of this paper is just right for indicating the misty & moody fall hues,
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Another morning of trying to capture the light & atmosphere. I want to emphasis the contrast between the yellow foliage against the dark silhouette of the meadow.
|graphite sketch with dashes of pastel|