This year, I participated in the Inktober ink drawing challenge.
Inktober was created by Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Participation in Inktober is simple: Draw something in ink, post it online, and repeat the process each day during October. Over the years, Inktober has grown from one artist’s personal challenge into a worldwide annual event that is enjoyed by thousands of artists! Continue reading “Inktober 2017”
Spent the day sketching at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. Looked at the animals (including humans), ate junk food and watched a friend perform with a rock band. Continue reading “Urban Sketching the County Fair”
When we first see a drawing, we might imagine a flash of inspiration leading straight to the finished artwork. Many times that’s what happens, but not always.
One of my favorite drawings took a few years and several versions until the art finally matched up with my imagination. The fez fish began as a 2013 sketch book drawing that I scanned and colored in Photoshop. Continue reading “Evolving Art”
This tutorial will walk you through the steps that I take to create vector portraits using Photoshop to prepare a source/guide image and Illustrator to draw the final artwork. Continue reading “How to Create a Vector Portrait with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop”
My wife is a Clemson football fanatic and the tiger is Clemson’s mascot, so I felt compelled to create this monument to orange and purple!
Visit Redbubble, to get the Tiger as a sticker, art board, t-shirt, scarf, and many other items.
For the past two-and-a-half months, I have been posting my drawings on my Instagram account. Many artists participate in Instagram’s media sharing community, due to the ease and speed with which images can be posted and seen using mobile devices. I’ve found Instagram to be a valuable way to enjoy other artists’ creations and to share my art projects.
I’m pleased to announce that my Redbubble artist shop is officially open.
Redbubble is an online marketplace that enables independent artists to sell their creations as quality print on demand products. I spent a couple months comparing competing print on demand platforms before selecting Redbubble to host my favorite illustrations. Using Redbubble’s manufacturing services my designs can be produced as framed prints, phone cases, tote bags, tapestries, stickers, clothes, and many other items.
I invite you to visit my Redbubble artist shop to see if there’s something you might enjoy!
Last week, I started drawing each morning after breakfast as a way to get into the good habit of creating art each day. Here’s my tenth daily drawing. We’ll see how long I can keep this going. 😉
I’m also planning to cross-post most of my website/blog items on Facebook, so if you’d like to keep up with what I’m doing, my Facebook Page is a convenient way to do so.