I don’t encourage anyone to take years off from their art. Yet, small breaks can sometimes be refreshing and allow for some contemplation. I have been reading In Montmartre by Sue Roe and it is a fabulous chronicle of the lives of Picasso, Matisse, and the Birth of Modernist Art. The topic of this blog
In “The Devil’s in the Details” Dan Mumford revealed his working process for creating comic illustrations. An eye opening detailed discussion of each step of his creative process revealed one of his beautiful illustrations for the Dark Knight series. His work is both visually compelling and creatively inspiring. Please forgive the quality of these photos.
We were skiing in Big Bear, the snow falling on a beautiful white lit run at 8 p.m. when it occurred to me I needed new gear. One of my favorite activities during the winter time is snowboarding and skiing. Generally I just love the snow and being in nature. Trees have also been an inspiration and
This weekend’s subject for watercolor painting is a mushroom forest. I am fascinated by the small vegetable and how it has been depicted in illustrations so keep reading if you’re interested in them too. I have assembled some fun resources in this article. Mushrooms historically have always represented something magical in fantasy. Why? Probably because
I felt inspired last week to capture the feeling of Mondays in a simple line illustration that had a cartoon type feel. I thought it would be cute to depict a woman sitting at a desk amidst piles of papers and tasks. I named this piece “Case of the Mondays.” In this time-lapse video I show