Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dalek Trading Card

Watching the Doctor Who Christmas special - again - while getting back to drawing trading cards. Let's start with a series of Daleks:


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Monday, December 09, 2013

New Short Story Book Is Out

The book of short stories is finished! Yeah! Just in time for the Christmas season too.
This first edition is in French.

It's on Amazon for regular price
OR
through this link with a 20% OFF discount until Christmas.

Use code: 6GEHQ5SN



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Saturday, November 30, 2013

short Story Book Cover

The book of short stories is complete!
It's been submitted to the printing service and currently "processing". Proof copy to be ordered in the next 24 hrs.

Here is the cover - front and back:


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Friday, November 29, 2013

La Loire River Watercolor

This watercolor of the river "La Loire" in France is the last of the needed illustration for the upcoming book of short stories.

I am very excited about seeing this project through, and getting the book in hand soon!
This first one will be in French - so for all you French speaking folks, keep an eye here for the announcement, most likely soon after Christmas.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grand Fireplace

I was trying to convey the sense of an old grand fireplace. In retrospect I might need to add a slight touch of brighter color.

This is the next to last planned illustration for a new short stories book coming out very soon now.

Watch my amazon author page for it.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Gorilla and Kitten

A couple more illustrations to go for this particularly short story project.
Old gorilla with his little kitten friend:

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Old Stove And Gate

Moving right along with illustrations, here are an old wood stove and a little wired fox terrier waiting for his playmate by the gate.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Little Street In European Village

On this one I wanted to get a little street with the feel of a European village - ink and watercolor.



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Old Fashion Leather Book Bag

I had one of these to go to school when I was a kid: an old fashion leather book bag with "backpack" straps.

done in watercolor.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Picnic And A Brown Cow

More little short story illustrations: a picnic and a brown cow ...


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sketches

A couple quick sketches for the upcoming short story book, which, by the way, is coming very close to conclusion.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Antique Fireplace in Watercolor

Finished the antique looking fireplace with watercolor. This is an illustration for a short story, with a kid hiding in the fireplace.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Knife Sharpener on Bicycle

Sharpening knives from the comfort of your bicycle. Did a google search, and apparently it's still pretty common throughout the world:


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Old Fireplace Sketch

Did a sketch of an old fireplace in the Moleskine today, as prep for a story illustration:


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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween Greeting Cards

Catching up on what's been selling out of my greeting card store, I noticed that both Halloween designs are doing really well. It is, after all, the season.
Check them out below:


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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Minion Sketch Cards

Last weekend was the Myth & Legend con in Denver, CO.
I did manage to draw a few sketch cards on Saturday:



  

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Blue Dalek Cut Out

I had time to color a second Dalek cut out, in blue this time.
I don't think I'll have time for a third color before the weekend for the Myth and Legend Con in Denver, CO.


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Red Dalek Cut Out

I'm on a roll! Here's a red version of the Dalek cut out, done with color pencils:


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Dalek Cut Out From Doctor Who Completed

As promised yesterday, here is the finished -at least in the black and white version- cut out design of a Dalek.
I'll eventually make 2 or 3 color variations. For the moment, it's a "color it yourself" Dalek.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dalek Cut Out From Doctor Who

Here's something new - a Dalek cut out design, from Doctor Who.

I'm doing this with a black marker. I'll be making b&w copies on light cardstock and might color a couple if I get a chance.
So far, I'm really glad of the way this is evolving.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Minion Trekkies

Even Minions can be Trekkies!
Work in progress:

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weeping Angels Sketch Card Process

Every once in a while I like to do a "process" post - one where I post all the stages at once instead of as separate posts, to show the entire evolution all at once.

I'm doing a lot of sketch cards (a,k.a. Trading cards or ACEO) of late, because, for one thing they're fun to do, and also because they are more and more popular at book shows.

Here's the latest series, done in color pencil with black marker outline.

Weeping Angles from Doctor Who:




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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Porcupines

A couple cute little porcupines:


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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Finished Doctor Who Sketch Cards

I never did post images of the finished Doctor Who sketch card series.
Here are a couple shots of 4 color variations:


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Thursday, August 08, 2013

La Lanterne Illustration

Another story illustration, this one taking place around what's left of an old castle of sorts: La Lanterne, Rochecorbon - in France.

Here are two views, in watercolor:
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Doctor Who sketch Cards In Progress

Did a little on the Doctor Who sketch card series, in between other projects.
I'll be starting on backgrounds, each card with a different color.


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Monday, August 05, 2013

Into Darkness Sketch Cards 2

A couple more Star Trek sketch cards. Having a great time doing these.

Sorry for the slight out of focus look - I tool the pictures with my phone, which is certainly not a fancy model by any mean.


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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Into Darkness Sketch Cards

I went to see the new Star Trek: Into Darkness yesterday. It's an action  packed movie for sure,, and does a good job re-inventing the original characters while also respective what they're about.

I'm having a little bit of fun making sketch cards this afternoon.
Here's for the b&w outline:


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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Doctor Who Trading Cards

I started another page of trading cards with a cartoony Doctor Who - #11 Matt Smith this time.
I've also gotten a request for a Dalek sticker, so I'll have to get on that soon too and get it into the RedBubble store..

Here's how far I got last night - all hand drawn:
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Watercolored Elephants

Watercolored baby elephants, for collection of illustrated short stories.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Baby Elephants

Continuing with story illustrations, this time about an old time circus with a new born baby elephant.
Here's the ink version.


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stripped Snails This Time

After the original page of snails was done, I realized I had not done any with stripped! My favorite kind too! So off course I had to do another page.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Finished Snails

The snails, soon to be "escargots," finished in watercolor.
I realized I did not do one of these bright, stripped ones, so I might have to do a couple more today before moving on to the next story.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

All About Snails

All about snails, soon to be water-colored


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Altar Boys in Watercolor

I am starting work on a very special project: illustrating short stories written by my mother.

Here's a first, done in ink and watercolor:


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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Watercolored Harry Potter Trading Cards

I finished the Harry Potter trading cards with a watercolor background, just to try it out.
I like the end result actually, and will occasionally use watercolor again on future cards.
The rest is done in color pencil.

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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Harry Potter Trading Cards

I'm working on this series of Harry Potter trading cards, though I must admit, I'm not too sure how I feel about them.

Background next.

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