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Snow white illustration

I used an old Snow White sketch of mine to create a finished illustration. The illustration is created using oil paints and a little bit of just about everything else conceivable.  This illustration took forever to dry.  I might try some more images from classic fairy tales in the future.

Snowwhite

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My latest Illustration Friday illustration

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week.  The word of the week is, “Book”.  This is a really old illustration I created for a cover for Creative Learning Press.  I used Doc. Martin Inks and colored pencils to create the work.  The inks really allowed you to use great intense colors.  I have not used those inks for years.

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Conference in the jungle illustration

My illustration of some strange conference in the jungle.  Looks like a meeting out of a Rudyard Kipling story.  The illustration is created with watercolors and oil paints.  This is my last post for a few weeks.  I’ll resume posting in late August early September.   Have a great summer one and all!

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Girl and bear in the forest

I added watercolors to one of my old line drawings. 

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An illustration of poor Mr. Humpty Dumpty

I created this illustration years ago with colored pencils and markers. My illustration teacher felt it was too graphic and I think he was right. Poor Humpty Dumpty will not be saved by all the king’s horses and all the king’s men; I have a feeling they cannot put him back together again.

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My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week.

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “swamp”. This picture was created last spring break as a self promotional illustration. I used oil paints and watercolor to make the picture. I was thinking about a boy in a boat in the bayou outside of New Orleans. The boy’s name is Billy Joe the brass player from the bayou. I love oil paints, but they are too time consuming and impractical for most of my illustrations.

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Illustration of kids on the beach

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “shades”. I thought about some kids having fun on a beach. I gave Rakel, the purple inner-tube princess, a fine pair of shades. In fact, I was thinking about Copacabana Beach in Rio. Last summer, we spent a great week on Copacabana Beach.

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Shiver me timbers here be me entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word o’ the week

Avast me mates, here it be, me entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word o’ t’ week. T’ word o’ t’ week be popularity. I created an illustration o’ a popular pirate captain hosted on t’ shoulders o’ his crew. Popular he be because he be such a nice pirate with such good manners. Once again, I used watercolors and some pens t’ create t’ illustration. Shiver me timbers!

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Watercolor illustration for Illustration Friday

My computer has returned to life. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive! This watercolor is yet another Illustration Friday illustration. The word of the week is, “suspense”. I included the pen and ink sketch below the final work.

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Sea monster tea time.

I will never grow tired of drawing monsters, whimsical or frightening. This is an example of a whimsical monster as compared to some of the terrifying monsters I have posted. I changed a few aspects of the drawing when I finished the illustration. I thought the monster should be friendlier looking and ended up changing the creature’s face. Friendly or not, that girl is taking a big risk having tea with a sea monster!

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