New Illustration: Lost in Leaves

Oct 27, 2011

Ive been working hard on some new illustrations, a few are still in process and half painted. This is my most recently finished painting, a cover illustration based on the myth of Daphne & Apollo. Apollo was struck by Cupids arrow and falls madly in love with the nymph Daphne. She runs away from him and calls on her father the river god who, protecting her, turns her into a laurel tree.  Here are some photos of the painting process along the way. I started with a clean line drawing that I transferred onto my watercolor board with my homemade graphite transfer paper. Then I painted in washes of watercolor and used salt to create the mossy texture. The final touches were digital in photoshop to clean up some edges and emphasize some lights and darks in the atmosphere.

"bottled" or rather, unbottled. . .

Apr 14, 2011

This painting was done a while ago, but I thought it was perfect for this weeks Illustration Friday topic.

character sketches

Apr 13, 2011

Initial sketches for an upcoming book project, The Circle of the Ruby Red Stone by Alix Leslie.

Illustration Friday "warning . . ."

Mar 10, 2011

Today is brought to you by the letter....

Mar 10, 2011

Since the new year started I decided I wanted to do more personal projects for pure fun. Do I decided to take a letter of the alphabet everyday and draw things that start with that letter. So far I'm on the letter "P" yay thats a good letter haha! (which means I didn't do it every day, but pretty close!). I found that by doing this I felt freed up to just draw without really thinking if it was correct or even"good."

So here are a few pages out of my sketchbook :)

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