Thursday, September 1, 2016

Illustrations for Educational Consultant & Advocate for Gifted Children

Some artwork created for Educational Consultant & Advocate for Gifted children. I really didn't have any restrictions working on these images. Alison who coordinated the project was a pleasure to work with.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Another Flying Machine

Here is another version of a man and his flying machine. I created this illustration with the thought of the hilarious movie, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Arnold Arboretum Sketch

Sketch of a  stone bridge at the Arnold Arboretum. I scanned the sketch and created a layer in Photoshop and added watercolor to the stone foundation. The color was added to the trees with a textured brush in Photoshop.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Latest Sketches

      Latest sketches from the mad studio of imagination where these images were drawn.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sketched About

After mowing the front yard lawn, I came inside and did some quick sketches. I built up all this energy from outside and released it with these sketches. I am thinking about scanning the images and adding some color. I am considering adding some textured colored brush strokes for the background so the vehicles stand out more.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Creative Books Worth Reading


Molly Bang explains in her book how pictures work. She uses cutout pieces of paper to explore the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Using various cutout shapes she explores the various components that affect visual pictures. Large and small shapes, dark and light colors, and round and sharp edges. I recommend her book for the understanding
she explores in creating pictures.

Marcos Mateu-Mestre has twenty years of experience in feature animation. His visual statements are bold graphic images. I especially enjoy his black and white character designs. I strongly recommend his book. He offers his insight about frame composition, lighting, and visual continuity sequences in animation. You won't think about your visual images in the same way.