Friday, December 28, 2018

New Sailboat Drawings

I just couldn't stay away from boats just yet... so I'm doing a few more, 100 to be exact. I'm seriously thinking about participating in Kickstarter's Make100. More on that soon.

Here's 4 ready for watercolor.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Tall Ship Stickers For Patrons

I created a special stickers for my supporters on Patreon, which I'll be sending out this December.
See Patreon banner link on side bar.
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Sunday, December 02, 2018

Getting some of the Tall Ship series up on the RedBubble.
Here's a "Bisquine" - a French tall ship.
Initially done with black markers and watercolor, then I played with it on Photoshop a bit.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Get Free Tall Ship Book Cyber Monday

Here's your chance to get a free book from me: the latest Travel With Me book is coming out in December and I'll send you a signed copy. Details HERE!


Cover of the book:

Click on link above for details. Today ONLY! Cyber Monday.
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Inktober 2018 Tall Ship Bow

Inktober 3 - the bow of a tall ship, finished with color pencils.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Inktober 2018 Galveston Restaurant

Inktober day 2 for me - a restaurant on Pier 21 in Galveston, TX, done for a photo I took while there a few month ago.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Fishing Boat Inktober 2018

It's Inktober 2018 and though I didn't think I'd participate, today I was able to sit down and draw a little something - a fishing boat.
Not following official prompts obviously, just ink sketching.


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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Tall Ships Book Cover Drawing

Today I managed to draw out the tall ships for the cover of my next travel sketch book.
They'll be finished in watercolor.
For more info, go to This PAGE.


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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Antique Sailing Store Progress

Making progress on my latest illustration, from a photo taken inside an antique store for all types of tall ships and sail boat items.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Tall Ship Series on T-Shirts

Just created a few t-shirts and other products on the Zazzle shop with the two tall ship watercolor paintings.
You can customize shirt type, size and color. Go check them out!
Here's a couple shots:



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Friday, July 20, 2018

Back To Tall Ships Illustrations

Getting back to illustrations for my Tall Ships sketchbook with a color pencil one:


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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Watercolor Blue Jay Bird

And a third, the Blue Jay, in watercolor:

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watercolor House Sparrow

Another bird, the House Sparrow, in watercolor.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Watercolor Vireo Bird

Playing around with a little travel kit watercolor set, I did this Solitary Vireo bird.
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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Tall Ship Kitchen Galley

Just finished a few moments ago: tall ship kitchen galley from the Picton Castle (UK), from photos I took while on board.
For art like this, please support my Patreon - thanks.


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Friday, July 06, 2018

Tall Ship Watercolor 2

Another Tall Ship watercolor painting now in RedBubble store.
Direct link HERE.

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

More Tall Ship Sketches

More tall ship sketches from photos I took.
Visit this page to see what I'm doing with them.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Three Masts Tall Ship Watercolor

Tall ship watercolor, on RedBubble:

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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Tall Ships Are Coming

The art envelopes for my patrons were mailed out this morning.
Here's what's in them:

Read all about it on the BLOG POST.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

New on Etsy Shop

Getting new listings on the Etsy shop.
Here's the first, three Avengers stickers, done from watercolor originals.

See listing HERE


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fishermen at the Pier

Sketching a couple fishermen at the pier, from a photo taken in Galveston, TX.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Urban Sketching Coffee Shop

A quick trip out of town and the necessary morning visit to the coffee shop this past weekend gave me the chance at another urban sketching practice.
Here it is, done quickly as there wasn't much time to hang around.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Postcards and Travel Sketch books

I got a few postcards done with the tall ship weekend sketches I've been working on.
I'm also announcing a couple travel sketch books in progress.
Get details HERE.

Seagulls on Zazzle and RedBubble.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tall Ships Sketches In Color Pencil

A couple more tall ship sketches today, this time with a touch of color pencil.



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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Sketch of Galveston Architecture

Quick sketch of a building from Galveston, TX this afternoon.


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Friday, May 04, 2018

Tall Ships Sketches

My latest in Tall Ships illustrations - for all sketches done so far, go to THIS LINK.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tall Ship Galveston Final Drawing

This is the final version of the warm up sketch shown a couple posts ago.
The proportions are better and I've added more details. I'll add a little color to it, either with watercolor or color pencil in the near future.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Tall Ships and Seagulls Sketches

More about tall ships and a few seagull sketches, with a pelican thrown in the mix.




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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tall Ship Galveston Sketch

Sunday and I'm finally getting to sit down for a few minutes and sketch!...
Here's the first attempt at sketching a tall ship from one of my pictures, done directly in ink.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Urban Sketch Durango Coffee Shop

Directly in ink sketch done at the Durango Toasters coffee shop.
The guy came and sat down shortly after I started sketching so I included him.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Birds Vinyl Stickers

The stickers for my patrons came in yesterday! Really nice quality vinyl stickers of the 4 birds I drew last month. Black brush pen and color pencil.
I'm getting these and the postcards and the prints out in the mail this week.



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Monday, March 12, 2018

Fused Plastic With Grocery Bags

This weekend I attempted to make fused plastic using grocery bags.
It was fun trying to create designs and see what comes out. I think I had the iron on a little to high and it created small holes here and there in the plastic as it shrunk under the heat.

The idea is add paper inside and make small pocket notebooks for random thoughts or notes. The plastic is the cover.

Here's the first try:

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Urban Sketch Coffee Shop

I got all three books from Steven Reddy from his last Kickstarter campaign and feel inspired. His style is fun, has incredible details, and feels attainable.
I went to the coffee shop this morning to try his technique of on the spot, no-pencil, ink-only approach to drawing.
I didn't get to finish as it was time to go but plan on going back and doing the rest soon.
It was fun doing this in ink and not worrying about making anything perfect, just going with the flow.

Here's how far I got this :morning:

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Meeting Notes Daily Sketch 1/30

30 Days of Drawing Challenge Round 2!

I'm starting the 30 drawing day challenge all over...
I got to drawing 17/30 for Round 1.
After day 15 or so I got the flu, was down for a week, then was too tired to work up the energy to draw the following week, finally did a couple but then the momentum was lost and I wasn't into it anymore.
By now I wouldn't feel honest about picking up the count where I left off so I'm starting over!

Same rules apply: minimum 5 minutes a day; miss a day pick up the next; miss 2 days start over.

Day 1/30: faculty meeting notes

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Gouldian Finches Drawing 17

Drawing 17 of 30, still doing birds as I couldn't get inspired to so something else. After a whole week break with the flu, I'm trying to get this going again. I'll color tomorrow.


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Friday, February 23, 2018

March Madness Is Upon Us

MARCH MADNESS is upon us!

Our Three Little Birds say:
Join us for an envelope full of goodies!

I've started getting art rewards ready to order for my patrons. After the 1st of March, whomever is on-board will receive a FULL prize envelope, regardless of having just now joined us.

That means ALL the rewards for whatever level you sign up for, PLUS one-time special MARCH MADNESS additional surprises!

To qualify, join our Patreon community between now and Feb. 28th, 2018, or before March 1st membership payments go through.



This is our first quarterly mailing so I plan on making it memorable! It's the best time to jump on-board. There'll be PRINTS, POSTCARDS and VINYL STICKERS to go around.

Our Three Little Birds are coming to a mail box near you for some singing and chirping and to generally brighten up your day.

We're got a Red-Necked Tanager,


a Red Capped Robin...
and a Kingfisher bird, all excited to come meet you in person.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kingfisher Bird Daily Drawing 15

And another, the Kingfisher for drawing 15 of 30.
I worked a little on the postcard format for these birds and they're going to look fantastic. I'll post an example here soon.
The Kingfisher actually has white spots all over it's head, which I didn't do for lack of a white marker... instead I used a silver sharpie, but that didn't really show up well.
I'll see about getting one and adding them on,



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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Daily Drawing 14 of 30 Robin

After several days of missing because of the flu, I'm slowly trying to pick up this challenge and continue. I'm not starting over in this case as it's been pretty much out of my control.

Drawing 14 out of 30: Red Capped Robin


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Daily Drawing 13 of 30 Colorful Bird

Drawing 13 of 30, another colorful small birds.
This is the Red-Necked Tanager from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
This "Red-Necked" bird seem to be more orange than red.

Soon on RedBubble and Zazzle (link below).
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