Tuesday, April 09, 2013


This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Urban". I'm amazed at the beautiful work some people turn in. They must have had a piece on hand on that specific topic.
My work here is based on a drawing I did many years ago...but of course, I can't find it. Pen and ink and a little gouache.

Monday, April 01, 2013

This week's Illustration Friday topic is EGG.
I did this in straight watercolor and pen.
Something sad is going on. But what?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


This week's Illustration Friday topic is Swim. This piece is in acrylic gouache. I tried putting down an orange base coat and painting over it. It's not my usual style so it was  a bit of a challenge to get the right balance of delineated forms and the sort of flat effect that I wanted.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Illustration Friday.

Lately, I've been doing fun stuff. This is an illustration for a site called Illustration Friday.
Every week they have a different subject and this one is for "Eyeglasses"
I"m enjoying doing little sketches and not agonizing about the results. Also, it's fun to change the colors in Photoshop!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I've been having fun with the Art House Co-Op projects. This one was an infinite scroll on the subject of monsters. To see the whole scroll go to The Art-House Project's Tumblir page
What made this fun was changing my entire color scheme in Photoshop.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bat drawing

My class on Bestiary drawing at the Observatory gallery in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn finished a few weeks ago. It was a great class, taught by Saul Chernick.
This is my completed drawing of a bat. One complication I had was that I worked on the drawing with the bat right side up but I really wanted to display her upside down. However, I just could not get the composition to work that way. So I changed her 'thumbs' to allow her to be hanging right side up. A little odd, since it means she is holding on by both hands and feet. But new mother's are often overly cautious.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bestiary Class

I'm taking a class at  the art space called The Observatory Room in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn.  There you will find  the Morbid Anatomy Library which is a fun place to look at a lot of strange and interesting things. The class is called drawing from the bestiary and it's run by the artist Saul Chernick who does a lot of great paintings  in a fascinating style.  I chose to do a bat and the first assignment was to create the bat's skeleton using bristol board and these teeny tiny paper brads, so that the joints can actually move. Here it is. Now I'll be on to step 2, making an actual drawing of the bat.  Toying with some   ideas.