I was in Belgium with my class for a few days. Nothing huge, but a great little vacation. And while I was there, I took the time to do some sketches. Since I'm working on illustrations that involve animals, I took a trip to a local sweet water aquarium. I did live studies of the … Continue reading Fish, Fish Drawings, and other Stuff
I found a stash of old cardboard in the basement the other day. I will be painting 6 illustrations of a creation cycle, so I figured that I could use the cardboard as a sketch base. I drew a bunch of fish, portraits and flying birds of different kinds. I am also currently writing a … Continue reading Look at the Birds…
I have a commission for a set of creation-themed illustrations. Since I have a rough idea what the layout and style will be, I have started doing some more detailed study sketches of animals. After all, what creation is complete without animals? (Sorry for the poor image quality, the lighting was not that great when … Continue reading Illustrations Sketches!
I would like to take the opportunity to recap the year, and thank those of you who followed the year with me. Thank you to everyone who supports me, in what ever way. Everyone who comments, likes and shares my work, online or in real life, that really means something to me. So in honor … Continue reading 2017- Recap
I was able to go and do some work in the art studio, for the first time in a few weeks. I am painting my rhino mask and an oil painting of tomato plants. Both of these will need more work, but not until they are dry. I'm also doing a drawing class online. One … Continue reading Work in Progress: Drawing and Painting
Just now I got a text message from a friend asking how my paintings were coming along. I haven't been at the studio for weeks, so I had to tell her that they were not coming along at all right now. This got me thinking: When people picture an artist, they imagine a talented superhero … Continue reading The Thing about Success…
I am on vacation and am relaxing a little. But to prepare for a new season of art and studying, I am also taking some online drawing classes. You can always learn something new. I also found a gourd that we had in our guest room. My parents grew it last summer and dried it, … Continue reading Gourds and Kings
I will be in Italy for one week. Yesterday we got up at 4AM and drove from Germany down to Tuscany, near a town named Lucca. It took us 14 hours and we were wasted when we got here. But the view from the house could be enjoyed, even with travel exhaustion. Today, we still … Continue reading Vacation Travel Log, Day 1-2: Arrival in Tuscany
My spring break is almost over. But I still have a few weeks before classes start, so I figured: Why not go to Berlin! (Actually I am helping out with our school's information booth at a conference, so it's a school-related outing) I got here on Wednesday, and will stay until tomorrow. So far it's … Continue reading Busy in Berlin!
I got to participate in an art show at the "Kunsthalle", one of the major museums of Karlsruhe. They have a range of summer events to promote the museum, and this art show was one of those events. It was under the motto "Montmartre-Art Market" (named after the artist's area in Paris). I ended up … Continue reading A “Kunsthalle” Art Show!
Today I, my mom and Sarah got to Prague (Czeck Republic). We are here to pick up our new dog, Lucy. We will get her tomorrow afternoon, in a small village east of Prague. In the mean time, we got a taste of the city. I've never been here before, and I'm impressed. They call … Continue reading Another Kind of Awsome!
I just got back from a 2-week vacation in Italy with my family. The first week was in Tuscany, the second in Venice. I could post updates in the first week, but when we were in Venice the internet connection was next to inexistent. So here's Venice after the fact: Day 7: Trip from Lucca … Continue reading Inspired and glad to be Home (Italy in Retrospect)
I promised to show the art I am making here, so here it is. I am trying to impove my skills in colored pencil, as well as drawing cloth and caricatures. The chickens are concept sketches for my book "Chasing Chickens".
I am on vacation in Italy with my parents and my 2 sisters. We will be near Pisa for a week and in Venice for a week. My 2 brothers are staying at a youth camp at the same time. Day 1: The ride down to Italy We left the house at 5AM. The ride … Continue reading Travel-Log Italy 2016: Day 1-2 (Overcoming Obstacles)