With more moisture in the air, pastel is my prefer medium for spring sketches.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I lay down the shape of the animal on tinted paper. As you can see, black & white conte is well suited for indicating light & shadow of the forms of the cow.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Nice to have some milder April weather, but there's still snow in my yard. Let's hope we are all done with snowy days.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
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, 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|