Friday, December 21, 2007

House Portrait

I just finished this house portrait as a Christmas gift. The original is 16" x 11." Watercolor on Arches paper.
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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ BACKWARDS

This is my first time participating in Illustration Friday in 8 months, and my first original illustration for the challenge in 10 months. It feels good to be back! I had a lot of fun drawing this last night with Microns, Sharpies, Prismacolors, etc.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Letter O

It's nice to be rolling again on the letter series. I tried to incorporate a little holiday color here.

The usual media.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Letter N

Simplicity was the theme here. And pink...lots of pink. 

I also designed a stained glass "N" to match the letter "T."

Sharpie markers, Micron pens, watercolor pencils and colored pencils.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Letter M

After five months, the letter series continues. This one should be fairly obvious in inspiration.

Micron pens, watercolor pencils, colored pencils.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Letter L

The letter "L" marks the halfway point in completing my alphabet. Only 13 more letters to go!

Pens, colored pencils, watercolor pencils.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Letter K

K is for keeping the series going....This was done with colored pencils, watercolor pencils and Nexus pens. The red lines were added in Photoshop.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Letter J

A Plaid J...

Colored pencils, Micron pens, and Sharpie pens.
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ GREEN

An unfinished watercolor...actually, I kind of liked how the white space looked, so I doubt I'll finish painting this one. This is part of the Wilmington campus of the University of Delaware. The land was originally part of many DuPont family owned farms.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ SNAP

I'm not sure which one of these people is going to snap first, but it looks like they're both close to losing it. Part of Berlitz Publishing's "Hide This Spanish/French/Italian Book" series. Adobe Illustrator.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Letter I and Illustration Friday ~ I SPY

I hope it's not too much of a stretch to double another letter posting with this week's Illustration Friday challenge, "I Spy." This pattern is based on traditional American quilt blocks.

Colored pencils.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Letter H

Here is the latest letter in my alphabet. An "I" is in the works - check very soon for that.

Micron pens, colored pencils, watercolor pencils.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ COMMUNICATION

Here is something I did for a book project...This young lady is learning the power of communication through the written word - something that seems to be falling by the wayside in the age of email.

Adobe Illustrator.

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Friday, February 23, 2007


I designed this for Valentine's Day but never posted it. I think it would be a nice pairing with my "Peace" entry for Illustration Friday.

Micron pens, gel pens, colored pencils and watercolor pencils.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ GRAVITY

A quick pen and ink drawing for this week's challenge. Background color added in Photoshop.
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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ RED

An early Valentine wish...created with numerous pens, watercolors, and red wine. Cheers!
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ Super Hero

This illustration is part of an unpublished book teaching pre-teenage girls the lessons of self-esteem.

Adobe Illustrator.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Letter G

It's been awhile since I posted a new letter in my series. This pattern was inspired by traditional henna designs, which I also used for my "Peace" post a few weeks back.

Micron pens, Pitt Artist pens, watercolor pencils, and colored pencils.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ BUZZ

Not a bee, but bee colors...
:-) Drawn in my sketchbook using lotsa different pens.
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