Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wonder Woman Portrait


Watercolor, pencil, ink, digital stuff.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trinquette Challenge * Vampirella


Just managed to do something for this weekly thing before the deadline. These challenges intimidate the hell out of me...each one features more incredible art by amazing artists than the last one. It's all I can do to pencil in something decent. 

But, I made myself take the leap this time. JUST DO IT.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Illustration Friday: Tail
























...as in, ponytail.

Pencil drawing with digital color and additional scribbles.

Reference photo by kxhara.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bettie Page Bond Girl

























My entry for Trinquétte Publishing's Drawing Challenge on Facebook.

I think Bettie Page would have made an interesting "Bond girl."

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Azog the Defiler































Portrait of a pale orc.

Because...why not?

Pencil sketch with digital watercolor enhancements.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Illustration Friday: Hidden

























Another collaboration with Jacqueline Garno and one of her altered papers. I made several changes and added hand-drawn elements.

Somewhat inspired by a quote from Brian Eno: Honor thy error as a hidden intention.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Maia



Trying out some new, extra-soft, extra black pencils — General's Kimberly Premium Graphite Drawing Pencil 9XXB. Nice and black, but still not as soft as I was hoping for!

Pencil (obviously) plus digital color. Click to make it bigger, okay?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

More Life Drawings



















































































Several sessions at the Old Town life drawing drop-in, Summer 2013.

Life Drawings
















































Several sessions at the Ella Sharp museum, Summer 2013.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Collaboration — Web of Mind


My friend Jacqueline Garno and I collaborated on this limited edition giclée print. She provided the altered paper original from her collection of wonderful papers, and I did some digital manipulations and additions.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jakízze


























Portrait of the model from a recent life drawing session at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, MI.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cardboard portrait

























I saved the pristine cardboard liner from a box of cat food and grabbed a few Prismacolor pencils and scribbled a portrait of the lovely Jessica, using her photo stock.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Art of Belly Dance


 After a lot of time off, I managed to put something together for the Art of Belly Dance event coming up in Detroit in June. Inspired by Inga Petermann's performance at Tribal Prague 2012.

Pencil, watercolor, ink, marker, digital, sparkly stuff, etc.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Emma Frost to send the old year out



This is a commission that took me too many months to complete (sorry, Tim!)

Last post for a year that didn't see a lot of art-action by yours truly.

I'm gonna raise a large gin and tonic tonight to a more art-ful 2013.

A very Happy New Year to the handful of folks who still stop by this blog. :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's Grand Rapids ~ Lula Loops

























After hours of laboring over my sketchbook, back in my dark and steamy corner of the Sazerac Lounge last night, I relaxed and scribbled a little portrait of petite and lovely Lula Loops with more energy and freshness in it than all my other drawings combined.

So I scanned it and added some color.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jade: study




A pencil portrait I did of one of my favorite deviantArt stock photo providers, Jade Macalla, from one of his excellent photos.

I always meant to finish this by drawing the rest of the pose but now I like the incomplete quality of the drawing so—I'm calling it done.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Cardinal

























My too-late entry for Faestock's Creative Challenge #11

I took Jessica up on her suggestion to try a different medium. The line work was done in the ink-resist technique, which yields unexpected results and pretty much obliterates the details of the original drawing. Watercolor was added and some Photoshop fiddling was done as well.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Illustration Friday: Jump


I don't think I've drawn a horse since I was around 12 (when I was crazy about 'em.)

Drawing in pencil; colors added in Photoshop.

He looks a bit more like he's flying than jumping, probably.

Reference via a lovely stock photo by deviantArt's slime-stock.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Benedict "Sherlock" Cumberbatch





















Benedict Cumberbatch portrait in purple pencil with some added tone in Photoshop.

I am so looking forward to Season 3 of "Sherlock."

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's Grand Rapids: March 2012
















































































Recent Dr. Sketchy sketches, featuring the wonderful juggling gunslinger, Will Oltman.

(Note: Will did not actually pose in a bikini; that was an entry in the "draw him as a her" contest.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's Grand Rapids: Feb. 2012
































































































Had a great time at the Sazerac Lounge in Grand Rapids last Sunday for Dr. Sketchy's: A Black Heart Valentine. I made a serious effort to loosen up a bit, inspired by the immense amount of creativity at these events.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Vivacious Miss Audacious





















This delightful and effervescent lady is one of the reasons Dr. Sketchy's is so much fun. (Check out her Facebook page and website.)

Done in colored pencil and white paint, using, for reference, a photo taken by the talented Jonathan Clay (whose Facebook page is here) at the last Dr. Sketchy's Grand Rapids event.

Red Nude





















Marker, pencil and white paint on some lovely golden brown recycled sketch paper I found recently.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Jasinya





















Portrait of drag performer Jasinya Sanchez, at the December Dr. Sketchy's in Grand Rapids MI.