Thursday, May 22, 2008

Recent dabblings

Some recent and quick sketches.  I haven't been a total slacker!


Beautiful Izzy!

Introducing Izabella!  Proud parents are Trina and Ethan! Izzy arrived Tuesday evening weighing in at 8 pounds 2 ounces!  A big baby for tiny Trina.  Too big requiring a C section.  Trina and Izzy are doing well.  It is really exciting to see your children having children, especially their first!  Trina and Ethan are Great parents and Izzy is a lucky little lady!  It has been fun to see Ethan as a father.  Whenever someone was holding her and she would cry, Ethan would jump up and walk over to her and calmly talk to her and rub her head and she would calm down and quit crying!  Wow! Both of my boys are wonderful Dads, much better than I!
My daughter is a wonderful Mom too.  Have I gushed enough!?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

David's Sunflower Seeds

I have been wanting to do this picture for awhile now. I like the vibrant colors of the David's seeds! This was a fun one to do.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Evil E

This is a birthday present for my son Ethan. His nickname is Evil E. Not sure how he got that knickname. He manages a bicycle shop and loves cycling and what he does. This picture and the crankin' hot sauce evolved in my mind while trying to come up with and idea for a present. It was a big hit with Ethan. Ethan and his wife Trina are expecting their first child in the next couple of weeks. It is a girl, Izzy! Exciting times!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wonky Bottle Caps

Tried a photo this time. Thought that I had it cropped better than this. The color is better than a scan but the details are worse! More practice is needed! Again, these are in a small Ciak notebook. Drawn in ink and watercoloured with Daniel Smith colors.

Last Sunday's Sketches

I am not pleased with these scans. They are in a small Ciak notebook. I will have to figure out how to prop them open and try the photo method. I sketched these in church last Sunday and watercoloured them during the week.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Church Doodles

Some recent sketches during church. I am using a small Ciak journal. It is about 4"x5". It is an Italian journal and I quite like it. The paper is not real heavy but it will take a light watercolor wash. The oranges are blood oranges. When i go to the bank for work, I go inside a grocery store. The bank is set up by the produce section. These oranges caught my eye and went home with me! I wish the bank tellers could also ring up my purchases! I drew the oranges in another book just before going to church so they were fresh on my mind. The gentleman pictured had a very cool vintage sports coat on! I really liked it. It was a light cream color with an intermittent black square pattern going through it. I am getting over some of my embarrassment of sketching during meetings. Maybe I am just rationalizing the point that I listen better! I definitely listen better if I am awake! The oranges were watercolored when I got home.