Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec. 13 - 19, 2015

A hectic week last week, but I illustrated two envelopes and a postcard.

Mailed Dec. 14, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monochrome on Toned Paper

Over the past several months, I've done a lot of monochrome illustrations on toned paper. I really like the look; maybe it's time for me to try some in different colors of ink and paper.

Postcrossing postcard mailed to California on Aug. 1, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec. 6 - 12, 2015

Last week was an all flora week: I drew bamboo and two versions of a peony drawing.

Mailed Dec. 7, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Inspiration: Russell Stutler's Sketchbook

If you want to learn about sketching on the go, Russell Stutler's Sketchbook is well worth your time. Russell is an artist/missionary living in Japan, and an avid sketcher of the people and architecture of Japan. On his website, you can look through his sketchbooks from 2001 to the present or read one of his many articles about sketching. Russell has also written a nice little book on sketching which can be read in its entirety on his website. Here's a peek at some of his sketchbook pages:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 2015

Though last week was mostly gloomy, cold, wet, and gray, weather which always seems to smother my motivation, I illustrated three postcards.

Mailed Nov.30, 2015