Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pansy Watercolor Study

Pansies from my little balcony garden!  I really like doing these simple watercolor nature studies every now and then.  They're almost relaxing to me - probably because they don't take anywhere near as long to paint as my usual techniques.  I'll have to do more of them.  :)
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Envy in the Arctic

I'm none too thrilled with the way this piece turned out.  Something's not right about it, but it's time to move on.  So here it is:
They're a bit troublesome to paint, what with all the wrinkles, but having painted a couple, I now think walruses are pretty cute. (Though maybe they are not so pleasant if met in person...)

Friday, July 20, 2012

IF: Carry

I'm going to cheat a little bit for this week's Illustration Friday topic and pull an illustration from my book, What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?
In this scene, Pythagoras and his father are helping Nef, the builder, carry building materials in ancient Egypt.  Nef had apparently hurt his thumb and couldn't carry more than a tile, leaving Pyth and his dad to do the heavy lifting.