Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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
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!