mouseover any illustration tagged "sketches" to see the original drawing

9/14/2016

9/08/2016

front kick horse

I call it that because as you can see by rolling over the image, the original sketch had this awkward pose striking out with one forefoot.

9/07/2016

dawn horse

imaginative illustration of the dawn horse- prehistoric ancestor of modern horses

9/06/2016

snarling beast

Decided if I was going to call it a hyena, it ought to look more like one- shorter nose and ears, sloping back. I simplified the hair on the head, too.

9/05/2016

snarling beast

hyena from an old doodle

8/21/2016

siamese

cat. When I generate a drawing off an old doodle and not something I actually saw, it often comes out all rounded lines...

8/17/2016

8/11/2016

wild dog

frontal pose

8/09/2016

african wild dog

Also known as the painted wild dog or cape hunting dog.

child on a pony

7/29/2016

7/24/2016

two tabby cats

one with marbled stripes
the other sitting with a bull's-eye pattern on the back

7/21/2016

solar energy illustration

I made a flowchart for Solar Saves.
Cleaned up, color and text added:

This drawing replaced the central image, for a commercial version.
They are in use here and here.

7/19/2016

black and tan hound

running in an exaggerated pose

redos

Dissatisfied with a few recent illustrations, looked more carefully and made fixes:
The french bulldog's back needed to be straighter
This sea lion smoother line from chest to chin
The fat grumpy rabbit was just hideous- my husband said "what is that creature? a mix between a rabbit and a cat?" he was truly baffled by it, which made me realize how bad it was.

I've been out of practice.

7/14/2016

canaan dog

Sketched this dog on Ocean Beach in San Francisco years ago. I always just thought it was a mixed breed. Looking at pictures of something else online the other day I came across a photo of a dog that instantly reminded me of this sketch. Now I think that dog I saw running on the beach was a pariah breed, the Canaan dog.

french bulldog

the original doodle sketch of that grumpy rabbit from yesterday had shorter ears. While I was working on it I kept thinking some of the features made me think of a french bulldog instead.
So today I made one.

7/10/2016

goose and goslings

or a duck, I suppose

leaping horse

with a flick of the heel

7/09/2016

3/05/2016

2/29/2016

swan

prehistoric equine

Based on a doodle. I had been reading a book that featured prehistoric animals but the species weren't named. I was trying to imagine what a small, primitive horse with four toes would look like.

2/09/2016

kicking goat

put a little more detail on this one, and reworked the eyes

1/07/2016

goat

kicking up its heels