Category Archives: Illustration

Illustrations of literary works

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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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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