Little fox asleep in his nest - Watercolor and ink 8x8" - And you can even bring him home right here.
18 April, 2014
Ink sketches of elephants - 5x7". Trying to create some movement and mood using brushstrokes and washes. Elephants have such a variety of shapes, volumes, wrinkles, lines and shadows.
15 April, 2014
These two jumbos are mixed media paintings using acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pencil and ink. They measure 18x24" on paper. I've uploaded some detail shots below. I super enjoyed doing these, and am
also enjoying all the research I'm doing on elephants and the troubles they are facing from ivory hunters. Hopefully I can complete a series on these beautiful beasts and help show how amazing they are.
06 April, 2014
Sri Lankan Elephant - 18x24" mixed media - Graphite, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic.
Did you know the Sri Lankan elephant is protected by the government and killing one carries the death penalty? This is an endangered species.
29 March, 2014
Drawing of polar bear on ice - mixed media - charcoal, graphite, watercolor and acrylic.
Prints available through Blue Canvas here -
I've added some detail shots below :) Had a great time doing the fur, charcoal really lends itself to that.
26 March, 2014
22 March, 2014
Not gonna lie, I'm in love with owls. Not only are they gorgeous, but their silent flight and general calm demeanor make them seem so mysterious and confident.
I've posted a lot more of my owl sketches and drawings up on my tumblr (If you don't follow it yet, check it out here).
I'm prepping to do some more studies and hopefully some full on paintings of these owls. The Spotted Owl is my personal favorite, followed by the Barn Owl. The sketches are mostly in pencil and ink, and some experimentation with paper and ink splatters.
17 March, 2014
This weekend a friend from Vancouver came over and we hit the museum for hours of drawing and sketching! Great museum, (Royal BC Museum) lots of totem poles, native masks and art, as well as animals and skeletons to draw.
07 March, 2014
01 March, 2014
18 February, 2014
15 February, 2014
Yesterday was a beautiful day so I walked around downtown and ended up on the Parliament Building Grounds. Victoria, as the capital city of BC, has a beautiful Parliament Building, including this really cool fountain! The wind was blowing and the water was blowing with it, which made for beautiful photos. Also loving the turquoise tiles on the fountain. Did a few sketches of the buildings, and the statues on the roofs.
All the kids dressed up for Valentines Day! Remember when all it took for excitement was some powdered sugar hearts and a pink shirt? These girls are all decked out for the holiday, and enjoying the mild weather. They were all super excited about the valentines day cards they gave out in class! Apparently now a days a card isn't enough, and they all come with candy and stick on tattoos attached. Lucky kids!