Chinese Robe and Diamond Wall

Chinese Robe and Diamond Wall
Inside the front door...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are...

Hiding in my cupboard of watercolor examples, of course!
Thanks to Maurice Sendak for his inspiration, I attempt to criminalize his elementary book characters.

Friday, January 16, 2009


What a darling creature! So delicate and squishy and cute! I think I will have to draw this...Thank you Bailey!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Birdman of the Sea

I was clearing out some old papers and ran across this sketch I started on that flight to Hawaii. I never did finish the butterfly-wing umbrella, the face, or darken the carpie fishes. I didn't use my favorite pens either, so it seems kind of coarse, but I do believe I will go back and add detail if I can find matching ink.... I think all parts were composed from various pics in good ol Natl Geographic. Thought to ponder: Does that mean I never think of an original idea on my own??!
Now I recall that this was drawn in a sketchbook. Smooth paper lacks tooth. Smooth paper sucks!