Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween and Los Dias de los Muertos

The imagery of Halloween and Los Dias de los Muertos makes fun and interesting illustrations for envelopes and cards mailed in late Oct. and early Nov.


A pen pal sent me a gift box of Halloween cookies, so I drew this postcard as
a thank you. Mailed Oct. 14, 2011

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct. 18 - Oct. 24, 2015

I had a busy and fun week working in different styles, and playing with some ideas for Halloween illustrations. I managed four postcards and an envelope.

Gray on gray postcard mailed Oct. 19, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whimsy, Part 3

Here's the final group of whimsical envelopes. Part 1 can be found here, and part 2 here.


Nurse Ratched as a flamenco dancer. Mailed Mar. 3, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct. 11 - 17, 2015

Last week, I received an illustrated envelope from a new penpal, and I illustrated two envelopes.

Received from Amandine in France on Oct. 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Inspiration: Tommy Kane's Art Blog

In the column to the right, I've put a section of links entitled "Inspiration". These websites have helped me learn to draw, and have helped to keep my imagination fired up with Ideas for illustrating envelopes and postcards.

Tommy Kane's Art Blog is a website I use regularly to find inspiration.




Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

All About Art

I've done lots of envelopes with art-related illustrations: materials, techniques, learning. Here are some I haven't posted yet:


Pena & ink, watercolor, and a rip-off of R Crumb's Cheap Thrills album cover.
Mailed Nov. 7, 2011

Sunday, October 4, 2015