Oh, no! It has been far too long since I have drawn a robot!

Just a moment

Just a moment

This is a quick one from my sketchbook.

Cowboy pop-gun

Cowboy pop-gun

Pencil on paper.  5-6 minutes.

I started laying out some color this morning.

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

This is a tiny sketch I did while helping my wife set up for her art opening in Memphis this weekend.  I believe it will be the beginning of a much more detailed illustration.

more hummingbird action

more hummingbird action

Pilot HI-TEC-C pen on paper.  15 minutes.

I felt like drawing a quick hummingbird today.  Enjoy

Krista's Hummingbird

Krista's Hummingbird

Corel Painter 25 minutes

Typically I am not the type to rush right out and buy the latest version of every software license I own.  I find that I can wait 2 or more generations on things before it becomes necessary to buy an upgrade.  And so, when Painter released Painter 11 a while back, I didn’t give it much thought, but today I finally got around to giving it a try.  I have been very happy with Corel Painter 10, but this blew me away!  It was so much closer to the control of natural hard media that when I finished this rough sketch I did a double take at the clock.  15 minutes is much closer to what I would spend if this were an actual pencil or charcoal sketch.  Color me happy!  I can’t wait to try out something more substantial in this program.

Male speed sketch

Male speed sketch

Corel Painter 11.  15 minutes!

This a piece from a children’s book project I worked on a couple months ago.

Paper Boy

Paper Boy

Corel Painter ~4 hours.

“The day Emos’s tomato started growing his anger was palpable, no, tasteable.  It welled up acidic and tangy-sweet into his mouth where he savored it for the afternoon.”

Emos and his angry Tomato

Emos and his angry Tomato

Anyone who knows me at all is probably well aware of my love for the world’s most perfect fruit… the tomato. One of my passions in life is growing hard-to-come-by varieties from seed.  My wife collectively calls them “the mistress.”   Hopefully this doesn’t raise the dork level of this site too high.

Corel Painter 2.5 hours

I only had a few minutes to start this one today.  Any guesses as to what this is going to be?

In progress painting

In progress painting

This is another drawing inspired by the work of my 4 year old son Hudson.  He gave me a tattoo of a flying giraffe this week, and I just had to draw it too!  Enjoy.

When Giraffes fly...

When Giraffes fly...

Corel Painter/Photoshop 40 minutes.