Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Now you can have several of my drawings in less traditional form. I have just opened up a Zazzle shop with phone covers, mousepads, greeting cards, and more. Surf on over to my store under the name WildlifeDrawings. They make great gifts!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Lower Prices!

In time for the approaching holiday season, I have lowered my prices for open edition prints and calendars. Giclee prints can be purchased directly from Fine Art America on your choice of paper, canvas or acrylic. Several are also available there as greeting cards. Calendars can be purchased through RedBubble.


I just finished this commission of a little chihuahua. It is 8"x10" and done in charcoal.

I have space available for one or two more commissions before Christmas. If you are interested, please email me at wildlifedrawings (at) gmail.com or visit my website commission info page.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

WIP - Art Book

I am currently working on a small, but also large, project. The Ciao Gallery in Wyoming will be hosting an exhibit of art books, in which I am participating. The books themselves are small, about 8.5"x5.5". There are 20 pages to fill, and each artist chooses a theme from which to work. I chose "The Cycle of Life." These are the first three sketches I have done. I started with a pregnant gorilla, followed by two baby animals, giraffe and snow leopard. Over the next 17 pages, I'll add animals growing up, hunting, mating, and doing other activities, and will probably end with a birth. I will post more as I go along. I am using charcoal and spraying the heck out of it with fixative so it doesn't smudge. The books must be finished by January. I am also contemplating making some of them into greeting cards after I get better photos.

Pumpkin Season

Admittedly this is a couple days late, but I wanted to show off this year's Halloween pumpkin carving. Instead of the usual flying creature, the bat, I went with something that would take advantage of the orange glow: the monarch butterfly. When carving a pumpkin, it is important to cut out pieces in the right order. Start with the smallest first. In this case, I had a ton of tiny dots. Those were actually the easiest to put in - I just used a drill bit to poke holes in. Then I worked on the smaller patches on the wings, then the larger ones. I still broke a few lines, but it held together. Last, I carved the antennae and upper part of the background circle, then the lower part of the circle. Fun!