animals, fonts, greeting cards, Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawing, t-shirt design, whimsy

Feline Diva with orchid tattoos

This lovely kitty is very confident in herself. She is sporting huge tattoos of various orchids all over her body. In a more real world, the tattoos would be smaller and molded to her body shape. I have tattoo brushes and I want to do another version with them and it would be a fun piece to experiment with them. Since I have drawn in scratchboard for 30 years, I think the style would be like a walk down memory lane for me.
She’s different on all levels too because she is basically a blue girl. I did some remodeling on the sketch by fine tuning the edges. Since it was drawn as a pen and ink and then scanned, it needed to have the background removed so it could be a png file so it could be used printed over many different colors. I took advantage of this necessity to add a few more details since I was at it. I think it would be adorable on childrens’ clothing.
The font is a brush font and I thought it would look like a fun companion to the drawing. I did another illustration like this kitty a while ago and I want to redo it with scratchboard/tattoo brushes. I need to find her on my hard drive. Locating art on the hard drive is the hardest thing for me. I have promised to reform my ways to a better filing system. When I switched from a mac to pc, that’s when all the trouble began as that’s when I abandoned using bridge. onward. Here’s the little blue cat on teepublic.

greeting cards, Holidays, Illustrations, kids, Revising Old Work, whimsy

Happy Halloween with jack-o-lanterns

A little girl with miniature jack-o-lanterns. Of course my horse. She needs to light the way into the night. She is painted with watercolor and pencil and various digital textures. She can be found on a poster or a greeting card or a coffee mug. Really? Absolutely.
I wanted to show a little bit of process here. Sometimes an idea goes through many changes. This is a typical example for me of how I like to modify and experiment. Here’s a link to my products with the final design.

happy halloween

This was my original sketch. It has gone through a lot of changes.
Here’s a link to my products with the final design.

daily paintings, fonts, greeting cards, Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawing, whimsy

A Day in the Life of an artist

Artists view themselves pretty differently than the way the world in general sees them.  I am bringing you a little series I originally drew sometime in the mid 1980’s.  Pretty old, huh.  I found the sketches packed away in some dusty box.  I brought them into my computer and am redrawing them on my Cintique tablet.

I think this will be a lot of fun to create a new take on an old issue of how artists view themselves.  Young or old, beginner or master, artists are colorful people.  Their personalities are reflected in what they make and do.  I tend to be kind of goofy sometimes and that is the best part of me I believe.

So here goes a new way of sketching.  Enjoy.

Here’s my link to find this image on a bunch of stuff you might want to buy.  I can’t ship anything from Mexico reasonably, practically or otherwise and for this reason, I use POD sites.

Check out this art

on a t-shirt, mug, or other goodies.

alphabet, daily paintings, fonts, greeting cards, Illustrations, whimsy

Goofing with hand lettering

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Back to the drawing and painting workspace.  Now that the major remodel has been done on my sweet little village house, and, now that I’m recovering from exhaustion, it is time to goof around and play a little.  I have an idea in my head for another series to be done simultaneously with the almost extinct animals of Mexico.  It’s about painting what you want to paint.  So this is a note to begin.  I will use a digital font for the art but this is just to break the ice and sit at this wonderful table.
I have lots of light here and room to spread out so it’s nothing but fun.  My internet is extremely poor and slow, but I’m hanging in there for a better day.  I have a hundred ideas for this “paint what you love” series.  If you have a suggestion for what you think I should love to paint, feel free and jump in.