Stray Drop of Ink

There's a big drop of black ink spilled near the center... It's like that bit of ink just couldn't wait to be part of the art. Sometimes a rough sketch takes on a life of its own.


The Tree People

It's not shown in this drawing, but seconds later the trees ate all these people.


The Tree People

Finished line art for "The Tree People." I used a Sailor Professional Gear fountain pen with an Extra Fine nib. It's nib tip isn't as narrow as a Pilot or Platinum EF but it feels great to sketch and draw with.

Sailor pens are oddly short and stubby. I imagine Pilot pens must feel very long to Sailor fans. I'll have to color this with marker because I used Pilot Black ink which isn't waterproof (but it works great with alcohol markers.)

I don't use fountain pens to draw. I draw to use fountain pens.


Koo Wees Up to the Koo Wee Sky

The kids jump, and call, and send koo wees up to the koo wee sky! When I draw happy characters like this I find myself smiling and I don't even realize it. I hope that happiness comes through in the art.


So Mum goes for the phone and these guys slip out the door to see what Graham is doing up in the tree... I can't believe they'd just leave their food behind like that. I mean... look at it. Mmm.


That Strange Phone

There's a phone in Graham's Up the Tree and kids will have no clue what they're looking at or how those "buttons" work.


Rebelle World

When Rebelle 3 by Escape Motions came out I wanted to create something that really shows off its power. I normally draw in fountain pen first, but this was created entirely from scratch in Rebelle 3.

Digital art tends to be cold and impersonal, but Rebelle's watercolor simulation looks & feels like real paint... and you can undo! That's critical for illustration work, as clients often request changes... But even for personal work- it means an artist can achieve a watercolor look without being at the mercy of the medium. So the result is more true to his or her vision.


Ghosts, Ghosts and More Ghosts. Drawn with a Pilot Custom 743 M using Noodlers 41 Brown ink. Watercolor coming next.


The Feather Duster

So mbpardy was like, "If she's going to whack him with a feather duster wouldn't she hold it the other way around?" But that's just weird, right? They do things differently in down there. We only whack our kids with the feather side of a duster... And only pink ones.