Pen and watercolor drawing of a squirrel wearing an acorn hat

Squirrel with an Acorn Hat

Combining my interest in squirrels and hat-wearing critters. 😉

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Pen and ink drawing of a porcupine

Porcupine

From my daily drawings
Porcupine – pen and ink. Drawn with a TWSBI Mini fountain pen (extra fine nib) using Platinum Carbon Ink. Shaded with a Kuretake no. 8 fountain brush pen filled with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink (diluted 4 parts water to 1 part ink). Digital scan adjusted and masked in Photoshop. Converted to vector art and resized in Illustrator.

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A pen and watercolor drawing of a clownfish

Clownfish

I’m not the animated cartoon fish you’re looking for.

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Clownfish – pen and watercolor. Drawn with a TWSBI Mini fountain pen (extra fine nib) using Platinum Carbon Ink. Winsor & Newton watercolors. Digital scan adjusted and masked in Photoshop. Converted to vector art and resized in Illustrator.

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An unflappable pigeon wearing a fez

Unflappable

This bird remains calm, cool, and collected.
A.K.A., I remember back when everyone wore a hat. Now, get off my lawn. 😉

Unflappable – pen and watercolor. Drawn with a TWSBI Mini fountain pen (extra fine nib) using Platinum Carbon Ink. Winsor & Newton watercolors. Digital scan adjusted and edited in Photoshop. Background color applied in Illustrator.

Based on an updated (with fez) version of this daily drawing:
Daily drawing of a pigeon

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Redbubble Unflappable spiral notebook

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Pen and watercolor drawing of a green parakeet

Prettyboy the Green Parakeet

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Pen and watercolor parakeet. Drawn on Canson XL Mix Media paper with Uni Pin Fine Line pens and Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils. Digital scan adjusted and edited in Photoshop. Background color applied in Illustrator.

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Green parakeet design decorating a Redbubble phone case
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Green parakeet design decorating a Redbubble sticker
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Blue crab with arms outstretched

Crab

His flailing claws were either exclaiming, “Hug me!” or “Get off my lawn!”

From my daily drawings
Crab – pen and inkwash. Drawn with a TWSBI Mini fountain pen (extra fine nib) using Platinum Carbon Ink and shaded with a Kuretake no. 8 fountain brush pen filled with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink (diluted 4 parts water to 1 part ink). Digital scan adjusted and edited in Photoshop. Color applied in Illustrator.

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Collage showing the history of the fez fish

Evolving Art

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”

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Pencil drawn toad

A Toad Named Ali

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Ali came from a pun-loving family. Drawn on Canson XL mixed media paper using a 2 mm clutch pencil with HB lead. Color applied in Photoshop.

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Toad design decorating a Redbubble t-shirt
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Toad design decorating a Redbubble throw pillow
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Pen and brush pen kiwi bird drawing

Kiwi Bird

From my daily drawings
Pen and watercolor kiwi bird portrait. This kiwi bird was drawn on Canson XL mixed media paper using a TWSBI Mini extra fine nib fountain pen filled with Platinum Carbon Black ink and shaded with a Kuretake no. 8 fountain brush pen filled with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink (diluted 4 parts water to 1 part ink).

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Kiwi bird design decorating a Redbubble tote bag
Kiwi bird design decorating a Redbubble sticker
Kiwi bird design decorating a Redbubble throw pillow

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Society6 version of the fez fish

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