Thursday, February 26, 2009

Illustration Friday - Instinct

"Over the Kill" ATC colored pencil on tempera

Sometimes instinct forces animals to do things that are distasteful to humans. We don't like to watch as the lion rips the throat of that cute fawn.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Illustration Friday - Celebrate

Cocktail Time ATC ink

Some folks like to celebrate with big parties and lots of booze. Personally, I prefer a more private and quiet celebration. And diet coke does me just as well as the booze, though I will sip a little wine -or rum- from time to time.

Sipping Wine ATC acrylics and ink

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Illustration Friday - Time

Oak ATC colored pencil on tempera

To me, an old tree is a symbol for time. Not the sprout, the sapling, nor even the young tree, but the old tree, gnarled and strong. Even after someone cuts it down, we can see the passage of years in its rings.

The top picture I drew today, specifically for IF. The ones below are from my previous work.

Tree ATC acrylics

Twisted Tree ATC ink and colored pencils

Live Oak APC 4"x6" acrylics on Corrinne's homemade paper

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Illustration Friday - Flawed

Ram ATC acrylics

This ram has one small flaw - the tip of one horn has broken off.