pen and watercolor drawing of a common house gecko

Common House Gecko

A pen and watercolor drawing of a common house gecko. It may not be as flamboyant as the bright-green TV commercial spokeslizard, but this gecko is a hat tip to my family’s roots in Hawaii. Thanks to my aunt Shirley requesting this drawing and for my cousin Iris explaining why a tiny rubber gecko—sent to me as a reference image—means so much to Shirley! In summary, the tiny gecko was originally used to play a practical joke on my aunt Emi (Iris’ mom/aunty Shirley’s sister-in-law); aunty Emi gifted the gecko to Shirley and it has continued startling visitors in Shirley’s kitchen for over thirty years!

tiny rubber gecko
Tiny rubber gecko “living” in my aunt’s kitchen.
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Pen and watercolor chipmunk drawing

Chipmunk

Pen and watercolor chipmunk drawing. Created for day four of Inktober 2018.

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Curious Chipmunk

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Squirrel's Lost Lunch pencil drawing

Squirrel at Rest

Squirrel wonders, “Now, where did I hide my lunch?”

A pencil drawing from my art journals. Color applied in Photoshop.

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Squirrel at Rest

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Illustration of an origami crane

Paper Crane

The paper crane (orizuru) is a classic Japanese origami design. This illustration began as a February 2017 pen and ink drawing of my hand-folded paper crane. The drawing was scanned at 1200 dpi and digitally colored in Photoshop.

Origami crane sitting on a wooden table

Pen and ink drawing of an origami crane

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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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Redbubble squirrel with an acorn mug

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Society6 squirrel with an acorn art print
Society6 squirrel with an acorn pillow
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Inktober 2017 prompt list

Inktober 2017

2018 UPDATE
Visit the Inktober 2018 Drawings galley to see my drawings from 2018. Instead of strictly following the official prompt list, I did a combination of my own prompts and a few of the official ones! It was another fun October of ink drawing!


This year (2017), 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”

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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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