4.23.2017

Finding Love on Sunshine Street


"Finding Love on Sunshine Street." I colored this pen & ink drawing using a Wacom pen & tablet with Rebelle by Escape Motions. This software simulates water on paper and reacts just like real paint! The interesting textures, drips, and bleeds all happen naturally in Rebelle. Wet color washes into neighboring paint, plus it has "undo," layers, as well as .PSD support - critical features for illustration work since clients often request changes. Rebelle is amazing. Highly recommended.

Rebelle is available at http://www.escapemotions.com and v2.0 should be out later this month with all the new features!

3.16.2017

Ghost Circle


Ghost Circle. Drawn using a Platinum 3776 Century SF with Noodlers 41 Brown ink. Painted with Prima Watercolor "Decadent Pies."

3.13.2017

University Sketch Part 2


Found my dream pen once & for all: Pilot Custom 823 with FA nib. It's truly perfect. This is final line work for a rough sketch posted previously - the characters will be drawn separately and comped on top before coloring. Drawn from photo ref because I needed that exact location.

3.06.2017

Ghost-Terrarium


My friend, the responsible thing to do...
When buying a new pen is to sell another two.
So then my friend named "Harry M." bought one pen,
And he asked me to paint a Ghost-Terrarium for him.
That's when I took the new pen to a Moleskine page...
And drew a family of ten trapped in a ghost-shaped happy cage!

#art #drawing #moleskine #sketch #illustration #fountainpen #poetry #ghost

3.01.2017

Sunshine in the Sky


Three Islands. A paradise and a nice quiet place to go.
But alas, it's not in my fate because work is all I know.
I heard the call and chose to draw these drawings 'til I die,
To live by the pen, I survive by painting sunshine in the sky.

#art #life #illustration #poetry #drawing #destiny

2.27.2017

Three Islands (sketch)


Drawn while waiting for my kid's haircut & inked at home with my Platinum 3776 Century UEF.

2.25.2017

Crowned Man Frowning


That girl is out of line! I think she's lost her mind!
She's riding on a bug and flapping arms like she can fly!
She's got a pack of ghosts with a smile on her face,
And our fate is in the hands of Crowned Man Frowning in a cape!

Incredibly Important People Sketch


Drawing some incredibly important people with the Sailor 1911 EF Bumblebee pen.

2.23.2017

DonkeyPac!


Way back in '88 I was staying up late
Playing games like Donkey Kong (and of course Pac-Man was great!)
Smashing barrels, chomping dots, chased by Blinky, eating Clyde-
Climbing ladders, jumping fire all to make that princess mine!