(click for larger image) This random portrait is of the lovely @yuka_k5, a follower of my Instagram account @anna_lise, Since this series of portraits are random and not commissioned, I feel free to experiment with new techniques and challenges. Most of my work is rough sketched on paper. On this one I wanted to do all […]
Sometimes a design concept comes to me all at once. Mermaids are Dreaming is one of those. The idea was to connect all the lines together to give it a floating and underwater feel. I often ask for input on my artwork and welcome your comments on the works in progress. A follower’s comment on Instagram […]
Working on fan art gives me a great chance to try new techniques. This Link design combines color pencil with Photoshop and photography. I’ve also mixed a semi realistic style drawing with strongly emphasized organic lines that connect to each other. This is the first in a series of fan art from the Legend of Zelda.
The plan was to draw the hair flowing or windblown. But a comment inspired me! Here’s what happened. I post my works in progress (#wip) on Instagram. A comment was made by follower @xavinerv … “Can’t wait to see it finished!!! ‘Dragons are rising’”. That gave me the idea to turn the pattern of her […]
Adding pink, lavender and white at this point to start the shaping of the face. The warmth of the pink and peach tones help to give the roundness to the face. I use the lavender to cool the shadows. Warm advances, cool recedes
I’ve had many questions about using brown paper. This series is about using simple and accessible materials in unexpected ways. I started with shopping bags in the beginning of the series and then got a manufacturer’s end roll of the brown paper when I needed a larger drawing surface. If you’re interested in trying this, […]
This week’s Tool Tuesday features a few tins from my collection. I like them because they are strong enough to hold heavy oil paints and are handy for putting together art kits for on site work and travel. They are inexpensive to collect and the graphics are very decorative
This illustration is the second in my series using recycled or up-cycled materials. My inspiration was the story of The Wild Swans by Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson. The materials are simple on this piece, brown bag paper and black and white pencils. The Wild Swans in progress