Wednesday, July 18, 2018

My Fifty Dragons Drawing Challenge



I started my 75 dragons challenge at the end of June and completed it the second week of July. I thought it was a good idea to find out if I was up for it. I used Prisma pencil to sketch out the dragons and inked with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I enjoyed the loose feel of the pens and may consider another challenge using only ink and brush. I enjoy drawing dragons and wanted to feel comfortable drawing them from my imagination. I only chose fifty out of seventy-five dragon pieces for this blog article. I will post the next twenty-five throughout the summer.

The challenge started to set in around my fortieth sketch. I had to push myself to start new sketches. It wasn’t until I reached the 65th drawing that I wasn’t sure if I would complete my challenge. I told myself that I had to push past my creative barriers to complete my project. I was surprised at the amount of time it took to finish my work. I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to take on a challenge. So, what are you waiting for? It may be time to challenge yourself.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Latest Commissioned Illustrations 

I have been creating digital black and white illustrations for the program at Educational 

Consultant & Advocate for Gifted Children. The artwork is used for a variety of 

publications such as supplemental material for pages, booklets, and course material 

for gifted children. For more information check out this link. 

http://www.advocacy-for-kids.com/enrichment-units.html







Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Illustration Created for Magazine Article



Latest illustration created for Lateral Magazine article. Link: http://bit.ly/2BJ9URR

Monday, January 15, 2018

Steal Like An Artist



Here is a book that creative people should look at for inspiration to improve their craft. Austin Leon offers some ways to develop as a creative person. I especially enjoyed his idea of copying other artists until you develop your style. He mentions that artists need to make time and explore their inner voice is necessary. These moments by yourself help blossom new ideas. Austin Kleon's book isn't a big book but gives many meaningful ways to explore your craft. Read his book to find out what he means by Steal Like An Artist.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Wolf The Duck & The Mouse

The story starts with the mouse being eaten by a wolf. The mouse discovers a duck in bed inside the wolf's stomach. The relationship begins, and the duck makes a case for staying in the wolf’s belly. The duck convinces the mouse to stay, and they both enjoy themselves. The duck and mouse start a ruckus, and this upsets the wolf’s stomach.

The duck suggests a remedy to the wolf who supplies them with more food to eat.
The wolf’s stomach aches from their feast. The hunter soon appears and discovers the wolf. The wolf tries to escape the hunter and trips and falls. The mouse stands up, and they decide to defend their home. The mouse and the duck shoot out of the wolf’s mouth straight at the hunter who escapes.

The wolf is saved from the hunter and grants the mouse and duck a favor. What do you think they ask for? I won’t ruin the story for you and let you find out. One of my favorite
children’s book worth reading..


Monday, November 20, 2017

Creepy Carrots

Creepy Carrots written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown is one of my favorite children’s book.

The story is about Jasper Rabbit’s love for carrots. He takes them from the Crackenhopper patch and eats them. Jasper eats as many as he wants until he suspects that something is not right. Jasper's convinced that he is being watched by those pesky carrots. He can’t prove it and is annoyed. Is this his imagination or the real thing? The story builds, and Jasper tries to convince his parents of his problem. They feel it’s just his vivid imagination. The suspense builds, and Jasper is at his wit’s end. Finally, he comes up with an idea to prevent any carrots from any carrots stalking him. His solution is impressive and Jasper senses he solved his problem. Does he think so? I won’t spoil it for you and let you find out for yourself.

I highly recommend this story for any child who enjoys an amusing story with a clever twist at the end.