Category Archives: Illustration

Illustrations of literary works

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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Elemental Dancing Part 2

In an earlier post, I displayed the first two of a set of four. Drawing of dancers representing the medieval “four elements” – earth, air, water, and fire. The first two were “Firedancer” and “Winddancer”. I finally finished the other … Continue reading

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Sandman Fan Art

I don’t usually do fan art, but I have to admit that recently I’ve been very impressed by some ink brush sketches of Sandman characters that Colleen Doran has been doing this month. I’ve been doing several art cards (actually … Continue reading

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Elemental Dancing

I had taken a break from some of my other work, and was doing another art card. ┬áThe idea that ran through my mind was of a dancer, silhouetted in black with flames coming off her. Trying to draw fire, … Continue reading

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Using a Photo Reference

The thing about using a photo reference is not to trace an image, it’s to have something to refer to while working on the artwork. Today, during my afternoon break, I did this art card of a wave. This drawing … Continue reading

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A Stippling Challenge

In the process of doing these art cards for my client, I keep an eye out for images I can work from or ideas I can use. When a friend posted a lovely image of autumn trees on Facebook recently, … Continue reading

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A Divine Lion

I did this painting years ago. I generally call it “Divine Lion.” I worked in acrylics, including some florescent orange and reds. I still love the glowing quality it has.

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Starting to Draw Some Art Cards

I don’t know how far this will go, since it is in the very beginning stages. But I was approached about doing some small pieces of art for a client that he could then give away to his customers. That … Continue reading

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On the First Day of Christmas

Since I didn’t do a Christmas card this year, I was missing doing some Christmas related artwork. So this morning I decided to have a little bit of digital fun to celebrate the season. I’m going to give it a … Continue reading

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Cover for a Devotional Project

I worked my way through the Sermon on the Mount last year, and have been meaning to prepare it for (at the very least) a Kindle version. but I needed a cover design. I went stylized this time. I’m not … Continue reading

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