Monday, April 22, 2019


     A couple of years ago I did an illustration challenge called "Draw 50 Things." The assignment was to do a complex illustration with 50 separate, identifiable items. The piece I did - "Victorian Tea" - is below. I zoomed in on the characters and, even though I'm still working digitally, I'm going for an effect that looks more like it was done conventionally. I still like the look of the full piece below so maybe someday I'll redo the whole darn thing. 

I'm also still practicing facial expressions. 
Here's the same little girl with a few different looks on her face in a more illustrated style. 
I have a long way to go. I'll get there.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rainy Day and other tidbits

(I think) I'm finally comfortable with a style. I'm happily working on my iPad in the Procreate app. This is a redo from an original (below) done in February 2017 which is also a piece of digital art.

This one is cute.  I think I even like the composition better which means another potential redo in a couple of years, but I felt the need to make it more. . . mine.

Below is another illustration I did in 2017:

and after a little clean-up:

You can't see a huge difference but it made me feel better ;)

Here's some more practice of kids' faces:

and a scan straight from my little sketchbook, (real pencil on real paper) - getting in a little practice with hands as well:

Lastly, my son turned 26 a couple of days ago and I just HAD to do a portrait of him:

What a babydoll! He's still waiting on a portrait of himself as an adult. I'll get to it, I promise.

Next on the agenda is a more serious focus on my calendar for 2020. I have 3 months done, 3 in progress and rough ideas for the rest. Thanks for checking in!