This #meettheartist meme was going around instagram. Thought I would post here too.
In my last post, I mentioned a sale I was having to create illustrations of people's home. And if you pardon the expression, it took off like Hotcakes. I have done such a varied amount of homes, business and important landmarks for a whole bunch of people. Thank you for making this a success.
Here are some more:
I am now booked through January, but will gladly take commissions for February. If interested please e-mail me with a photo or street address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every October artists around the world participate in inktober. Started by Jake Parker a few years back, inktober is a challenge to post one ink drawing on instagram with the inktober hashtag.
I participated this year, and followed Jake's prompt list for each day of October.
That first set was done in ink, mostly from a Lammy pen. I focused on the bat, skeleton and cat as I way to draw more animals as I almost always do people or architecture.
For this next set I began icorporating stamp texture with inkpads. Something that always seemed like a fun way to draw but that I had never actually experimented with.
During a few days of traveling I went back to solely ink and pen with my set of Halloween characters.
Once home I continued my exploration with the inkpad. I am really pleased with how they had come out. Part of the joy of this inktober for me was letting myself go off model an to expriment with new mediums. I know I will be incorporating this style in to more of my art moving forward.
Happy Halloween everyone!
It is summer tradition in our family to head up north and spend a few days to a week in a small cluster of cabin located within walking distance to a bend in the Eel river. It It has been a tradition in our family since it started, and in my wife's family since her father was young.
Last night we returned from our yearly sojurn. Still feeling relaxed and a bit dreamy from afternoons on the river, and sharing evening drinks around the campfire I am going to honor the trip by posting a few illustrations and photos each day for the rest of the week. Enjoy.
I needed to start with this piece. I drew it sitting on the small sand beach bordering the river. It is of Julie. It is the day we went from BFF to TLF. While drawing this I had no idea that hours away our lives would start to twist together and remain that way from then on. Though looking at this art, I can tell I was sweet on her - even if I didn't know it yet.
I did this painting over the weekend sitting in pretty much the same spot, but if I had turned completely around to face the main swimming hole. Of course to show the passing of time quite directly- that's my son as well as my mother-in-law wading in to the river trying to net passing fish.
I had the "great" idea to bring my sketchbook into the water with me and do some sketching while floating on an inner tube. It only sort of worked as splashes kept making the ink bleed (like Luke's eye and the splotch on Julie's hair). Still, I like the unfussy way the line work turned out.
Some river photos from this weekend.
A few pages from last month's sketchbook.
Many of my sketchbook pages are filled with drawings of the things I am seeing from day-to-day, but a few our more like diary entries that highlight a particular moment.
Our medicine cabinet. Don't Judge.
A bowl of exceptional tonkatsu Ramen from our favorite local ramen shop, Momiji.
A quick sketch I did during Satchmo at the Waldorf performance (which I talked about here) and finished once I was home (and in better lighting).
Sunday morning. Drawing my wife over our morning coffee while Luke plays nearby. It's a pretty great life.