I was a pretty steady sketcher this summer. It was a good one — lots of camping and beach and swimming and other good summer stuff. Love having this record of some of our days.
My friend Rob and I are making some little ‘lightly animated’ illustrations for short videos to be used in teacher training software. I had never really delved into animation before, and am finding it is really fun to see my drawings move. I might have to start exploring stop motion and other animation techniques myself…
It was a good one, folks! Wonderful faculty (featuring Newbery Award winners Matt de la Peña and our own dear Victoria Jamieson), lovely participants, and (for once) we missed only a drippy rainy day while ensconced deep inside the Holiday Inn, Wilsonville. I did not take notes, sadly. I did have the good fortune to […]
We got to enjoy some sun and sea on our spring vacation. My favorite thing was spending time each afternoon making travel journal sketches with E. Second favorite thing was seeing whales from a kayak!
When I am not doing illustrations, I paint like this.
For a glimpse of my secret other life as a very occasional courtroom illustrator. Oregon has been in the news for the last 4 weeks due to the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge building out on the east side of the Cascades. Yesterday, 7 of the protesters were brought into federal court in Portland […]
I was working at a coffee shop this morning, so I didn’t have ink and brushes with me, but I made my drawing anyway.
I’ve decided to give myself a daily sketch challenge. I’d like to create a morning routine that kicks me right into creative work mode (instead of loafing around in social media land), so the plan is to make a sketch first thing when I enter my studio, before I even turn on my computer or […]