Friday, January 4, 2013

Sketching in graphite

A week with no assignments means free sketching time. Here are two quick sketches from this week.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (illustrated by Susan Pope)
I illustrated the graveyard scene from the Adventures of Tom Sawyer for a competition (Tomie dePaola).  I've never entered a competition before, so it was a fun exercise.  I thought I'd make them animal characters, since I'd rather draw animals than people.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blue Heron

A not so common sight in my backyard, this Blue Heron decided to stop by for some preening time. He peered at us from the top of our neighbors Chimney stack. We hope he visits again.

Friday, October 26, 2012


One last chance to catch the color of Fall before it goes away.  The Maple trees are nearly bare already. [Prismacolor pencils on Bristol board]