Tuesday, April 30, 2013

more eyes and noses

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

eyes & noses

I've been experimenting with different ways of drawing eyes and noses.

Friday, April 19, 2013

yabs confab

YABS, the Young Alberta Book Society, is an organisation that helps to facilitate school author and artist visits (www.yabs.ab.ca). I've been a member for about a year and last night there was a meeting for members held here in Calgary.

It was a mix of local authors, illustrators and one story teller. The meeting was great - really informative and inspiring.  We talked a lot about inspiration and school presentations while drawing exquisite corps pictures.  It was really fun, and the pictures turned out quite interesting. I'd like to try something like that again in the future, perhaps at my sketchgroup.

Take a look...

Thank you to Carolyn Fisher, who organized the meeting. Read her post about it here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

bride with feathers

Friday, April 12, 2013

the evolution of the darth vader & storm trooper portraits

This post is a continuation of the one I did last week about the Leia and Luke portrait paintings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Friday, April 5, 2013

the evolution of the leia and luke paintings

These paintings started as drawings in my sketchbook that I did for fun last fall. I liked how the sketches turned out, so I decided to paint them.

The idea was to do my version of classic portraits of the actors from the original Star Wars movies as if they were nobility from the renaissance. I really liked the idea of combining finished, rendered faces with graphite line drawings of ornate frames.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


This experiment was inspired by my friend, Karen Klassen, who does amazing things with paint.