animals, birds, Illustrations, t-shirt design

Rooster crows at sunrise

rooster is shown here without text

One time in my life I had a rooster who adopted me in CA. He would fly up and sleep in the trees at night. We had a lot of coyotes there. I never made a pen for him because aside from the tons of coyotes around, I had dogs who would love to catch him too. He would come in the mornings and I would leave seed out for him while the dogs were inside. We lived together this way for almost a year. He moved across the mountain a year later to somebody else’s place. I always had a lot of respect for him but felt I could never invite him in…I was sure he would be eaten. What a survivor!

He he is with text on my tee shirt shop.

flora and fauna

Fantasy Flower mandala feminine watercolor

I decided to take a little break from working on my picture books and do a watercolor with some very soft colors and textures. It’s a mandala but also a flower and also a very large image which is suitable for a big wall hanging or bed covering. I love the colors and had lots of fun drawing this because it is really not very symmetrical. I am fond of letting the pencil lay on the paper where it likes to and I don’t particularly care that it does not appear perfect. I am also enjoying the white feathers and little star flares peaking through. The coloring was done with watercolor pencils. Editing done in PSD2021

Here’s the image on a backpack.

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Goofy looking woman thinks she’s a beauty

Everybody has more than one side to their personality. I am no exception. I love to paint serious subjects and work with all the natural elements of fine art. But guess what? I also love to doodle and goof around. Here is a goofy gal that stole my heart. I have known a few gems like her in my life….hmmm. I wonder if I’m one of them.

I drew her strictly to use this new font called “Spilled Ink” by Michael Rafailyk . It can be found on My Fonts. What fun.

Here she is on a tee. Thanks for looking.

abstract imagination, humor, people, whimsy

Doodle faces and expressions

finished drawing

Sketching face doodles from imagination. At this point, everything I’m drawing is from my head only. Here I’ve transformed pen and ink on watercolor paper to a png with some modifications–text, cleaning up, background and color burns, etc. I saw this through a cloud of faces and hoped to represent it that way. I am calling this group the Curly-Q’s. I hope to incorporate them into one of my little picture books. I am sure I will find the right place for them. Here is another shot of how it started out. The whole image began with pencil swirls on watercolor, scanning and then went through a lot of changes in photoshop.

original sketch on ProArt field book, 7×10.

I’ve listed this on RedBubble and on TeePublic. fun