Thursday, April 28, 2016

SKETCHBOOK: "Machine and Nature"

It's been a while since I've taken the time to go outside and sketch. A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed my gear and headed over to a place near my home that will be under construction for several more months. I decided to keep this one loose...pencil and watercolors. I'll definitely return!

After I got home, I happened to catch this view from my upstairs office window. The sun was illuminating the bright pink blooms on my neighbor's tree. As I post this, the blooms are already gone, and the new leaves are sprouting. Catch these moments when you can...they don't last long! I used a sepia marker for the line, highlights with a white Sharpie marker, then over-glazed with more watercolor washes.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SKETCHBOOK: "Hello T-Rex. It's been so long"

It's been months since I've been out sketching just for fun. I've been working on writing a book, and had some other projects going on. So today I went to visit a very old friend at the Museum at Prairiefire, in Overland Park, KS. It was nice to just chill out with a pencil and draw for a couple of hours.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Monsters, Robots and Aliens

I had fun over the last few days drawing some aliens, robots and monsters for my friend Jaye Wiley. He's working on a project and needed some quick illustrations...whatever I wanted to come up with that would fit the "space" theme. It was a good exercise...it's been too long since I've done this kind of stuff!