Bowl on Pedestal
Hearts of Heart
Image 1 is one of my earlier works and like the other images on this page were drawn on large Bristol paper. This means they lost a lot of detail when reduced to this small size.
Image 2 about blew me away. Had no idea a child would appear.
Image 3 is one of my favorites, and that came as quite a surprise because during the creative process I felt so lost and stumbled my way through. It's very pretty framed and hanging in my gallery.
Image 4 was an opportunity to play with creating depth.
Image 5 is another very early work where I was practicing various strokes and styles.
Image 6. Oh how I love this one! Couldn't bear to fill it in and spoil the clean lines. This drawing proves that sometimes less is more.
Image 7 began with a ruler in hand and no advanced planning. I started in the left-hand corner and worked myself around to the center.
With Image 8, can you tell that I was in the mood for details? Remember I work mostly on large sheets of Bristol paper and photos have been greatly reduced, thus losing much of the detail.
I started Image 9 from the top down. When I started I assumed it might become an underwater picture because the top was originally the bottom.
I was playing with checkers in three three images. Sometimes I get off on a tangent when learning new techniques and it may take several drawings before I'm ready to move on to something new.
I often refer to pen and ink art books when I run dry for new ideas and pen strokes. Then I take a fresh piece of paper and start playing.
I do love hearts and Valentine's Day. Don't think it has to do with the romance, but with the pleasing shape of the heart itself.
As you can see, I'm quite detail oriented.
Image 14 looks like it ought to taste good so it's called Peppermint.
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Coming up with names for these drawings is quite a challenge. Until designing this website, I had used only the image number. In desperation I grabbed the Character Naming Sourcebook, and randomly picked names.
Doesn't Image 15 look like he could waddle on up and give you a hug?
Cheesy isn't my favorite doodle, but I did spend a lot of time on him. The fine strokes don't show up though.
Tedious and somewhat boring work is inking in the black border around the white flowers. But, it makes for a nice contrast. And it's something that can be done without much concentration so allows for TV or conversation.
Image 18 holds the honor of being chosen as my logo. Of course, my logo had to be a heart!
Image 19 is just more practice. Kind of like musicians practicing their scales.
Ah, delightful Mr. Penguin. He's won the hearts of my co-workers and holds a place of honor on my gallery wall.
This sweetie was truly unexpected. He began as a simple vertical squiggle and evolved. Such a proper little guy, in a vest and tie.
This doodling is so much fun once you learn to let go and just see what appears!