I have recently added a new feature- mouseover any illustration tagged "sketches" to see the original

11/28/2012

truck

I don't usually draw vehicles but that makes this a challenge. Thought this old-fashioned farmer's pickup was pretty cool-looking.

11/18/2012

plants

I really want to get better at drawing plants. Somehow, though I love to just sit and look at them, they're not as much fun to draw.
Maybe because when I draw animals I'm always thinking of the body structure, how they move, the interesting variation of proportions, the living creature. A plant seems such a static thing in comparison. Drawing a plant is more about paying attention to leaf shape and pattern, how the foliage is arrranged and repeats itself. I'm not as good at that- drawing repeating texture on things like, a leopard's coat, used to always get dull and I would rarely finish it off.
So I need more patience and practice to draw plants. These aren't very good- but then I didn't spend much time on them. They're of my dracanea and avocado plants, respectively.

11/17/2012

honk!

goose on a farm

11/15/2012

snow leopard

This is another one where I particularly like the look of the artwork in different stages or pieces. The gray shades:
 The black outline and spots:
 Linework of all the shapes:

11/11/2012

topi

new vector illustration of an antelope with distinctive coloring (in the right light, the shoulder and thigh patches actually do look purple!)

11/08/2012

dairy cow

Just finished this vector illustration

11/05/2012

macaw

two sketches of a macaw parrot

11/02/2012