Category Archives: Illustration

Illustrations of literary works

Art for an Arveniem Story

In the last six years of learning SEO work, one thing that has come up over and over is that search engines, Google in particular, look for images on webpages, unique images. So, as I lay plans to post a … Continue reading

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More from James A. Owen’s Coloring Book

Each of the pages in James Owen’s book All the Colors of Magic has fun challenges to them. He achieves many amazing effects with his pen and ink work. Putting color to those pieces that is worthy of them really pulls out … Continue reading

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Joining the Adult Coloring Book Fun

I’ve actually enjoyed “coloring book” fun since … oh, the 1980s, when (as they were called then) Altair designs became available. I have done many of those (and will upload some of them shortly). Recently, the relaxation for adults of … Continue reading

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New Art After A Break

It’s been several months since I last worked on any artwork. Part of that was simply the return to Los Angeles taking up a lot of my attention. And then there was the “settling in” to new patterns in my … Continue reading

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A Snowy Sunrise

My latest effort in the series of art cards is a piece drawn from a photo that my friend Eric Alderfer posted on Facebook. The delicate coloration was a challenge, because none of my ink pens had quite the degree … Continue reading

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My View of Mount Shasta

I took a photo on the fly of Mount Shasta recently, when I drove down to Yreka, California to take care of the smog check and registration for my car. It’s not an ideal photo, because the car was in … Continue reading

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Stylizing a Volcanic Eruption

Because I enjoyed the results of my “stained glass” sunset over water, I decided to challenge myself a bit more. I had a photo reference of a volcanic eruption and wanted to see what I could make of that. This … Continue reading

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Reviving a Personal Style

Back in the “ancient times” of my life, I developed a style I used at times, primarily when I was working with acrylic paints. I called it the “stained glass” look. Of course, it can work quite well when I’m … Continue reading

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Waters and Sunsets

So I finally finished the first batch of art cards for my client, and sent them off in the mail. It will be interesting to see how they go over. The last picture in the group was of a sunset … Continue reading

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The Hummingbird and His Perch

I’d run across a photo of a blue hummingbird sitting in the cup of a flower and fell in love with the image. The shapes and lines and colors all appealed to me. So I added it to my collection … Continue reading

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