The Crackerjack Kid – an adventure in painting.

Watercolor painting of boyA few months ago, my grandmother unearthed a children’s story she’d written over 20 years ago about a young boy. She asked me to illustrate the cover. I agreed but have been anxious about it ever since – I haven’t done a lot of watercolor painting, and I also hadn’t been drawing many people lately (well, I haven’t been drawing much at all lately, period). I’m a bit more comfortable drawing animals.

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Kitten in ink during an all day meeting!

Ink Kitten, 5.17.16

Ink Kitten, 5.17.16

Wow, it’s been awhile since my last post! Ironically, I’ve actually done a bit of drawing in the past month, although my lack of updates doesn’t really show that. However, I’ve had some gift drawings that I’ve made for people & unfortunately never got around to scanning them. I think I’ll try to get them up in the future, though.

For now, you can check out this drawing of a kitten I did while helping out at an all day work event yesterday. There was some downtime during the morning & lunch breaks, so I was able to get in a drawing.

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A rabbit! A portrait!

Rabbit in ink, 11.15.15

Rabbit in ink, 11.15.15

Boy, this weekend I was totally not feeling it!  I think I was just exhausted.  Hence, the two drawings I’m posting today are a bit sloppy.

But here we have a rabbit done in pencil first & then detailed in sepia ink!  I shouldn’t totally bash him, I just don’t think he’s maybe on par with my other recent efforts.  But he’s kinda cute, & I like the bold lines, & I actually like the quickly scribbled lines even though I think I could have done that better.  However, I think the anatomy seems a bit off.

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