Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Here's a set of Christmas and winter illustrations that can be downloaded and used for creating all sorts of holiday stuff, from invitations to emails to web pages. It's no surprise that lots of silly animals are included and a few retro elements as well. All are on transparent backgrounds. They're new in my Creative Market store.
|Downloadable holiday illustrations|
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
In a coastal town on a brisk fall day, there may be a storm coming, or perhaps just a ship or two. Either way, a lady and her young cat will go about their business. Further ruminations on yesterday's sketchbook painting. This print is now available in my shop.
|All at sea|
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
This one got a little complicated and a bit of a muddle, but here it is, warts and all. I really must try to keep these simpler! Barely a week ago the temperature in Los Angeles was over 100. But now, suddenly, Autumn has come, bless'er.
|A fine fall day|
Monday, November 6, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
I'm just managing to squeeze in one more spooky journal while waiting for any darling little neighborhood ghouls who choose to knock on my door (and trying not to eat too many boxes of Milk Duds). This is No. 5 in my series "The Spirits of October." A lady and her young cat enjoy a night of fine dining, joined by the dear Cap'n, who wouldn't miss the little fellow's birthday. Happy Halloween! Stay safe!
|A lovely haunted evening|
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
New in my Creative Market shop, one last set of Halloween illustrations before the day of all hallows dawns. This set includes a Runaway Rocking Horse, a Gothic Kitty Pram, a Bat in flight, a Black Cat "Familiar", and a very happy Grave-robbing Pup.
|5 Freaky Halloween Illustrations|
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Spirits of October No. 1: Would you like to take a stroll with me to the Nanny Park? Let's wait until it's nice and dark. A lady and her young cat take the night air at the local park, where a little dawdling with friends and associates of the past refreshes the spirit.
|The Nanny Park|
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
New in the shop: "The Longbotham, Spokane, WA" an illustration I did for the cover of The Inlander Magazine of Spokane. For their Annual Manual, they asked me to illustrate the life of downtown, centering on the historic 1909-built Longbotham building. A limited edition giclee print is available here.
|Good times were had in Spokane, WA|
Monday, July 17, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
This one is just stream of consciousness. I wanted to do an abstract thing on the left and another image on the right, but instead it just became a hodgepodge of randomness. My friend Yvonne and I were talking about drawing hands which she kinda hates and I kinda love.
|Sketchbook Number something-or-other|
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Happy 4th of July, freedom-loving folks! lately I've been wanting to draw an old Hollywood leading man, a fancy cowboy, and a swimming pool. And then by the time I got around to it, it was practically the 4th of July. So naturally, I had to add a few more elements. I think I spent WAY too much time on this. I probably shoulda gone ahead and done a full-size painting.
|Hollywood, Ca, July 4th, 1941|
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Here's another fabric design for the latest Spoonflower Design challenge. As the theme is Birds & blossoms, and my sister, who's in Japan on a teaching gig, has been posting delectable images of the Cherry Blossom trees there, I knew what must be done. Voting begins today, so go on and vote for your favorites here.
|Cherry blossoms, y'all.|
Monday, April 17, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
For some reason I'm obsessing about vintage cabin cruisers lately. I grew up in a neighborhood that bordered on a creek and river, so many of my friends and neighbors had boats of all kinds. My family once owned a metal canoe. Not very exciting.
|Lola and the Cabin Cruisers|
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
When I was a kid, my friends and I used to have collections of cheap china animal figurines from the drugstore (or as Grandma called it, the "Dime Store"). Sometimes dogs, sometimes horses. In my little crowd, you were either a dog or horse person, and your statues reflected your preference. It seems the girly-girls were all horse people, and the tomboys were dog people. I was a dog person, Kelly was a horse person, Anne a dog person, and boy was Jeannie a horse person. The figurines sometimes sat on a shelf, but mostly they were trotted around on the floor, horses and dogs rearing up and saying hello. Consequently, their legs and tails were always being broken off. But we were handy with our Elmer's, so most recovered nicely!
|Horse statues & dog statues|
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
There's only one road leading out of Sox Bridge, and after it leads you out, it leads you right back in again.
|Home of the Stinky Sock Factory|
Friday, March 17, 2017
Snaking its way through the streets, it caused much disruption. Even at Madame Faverolle's, where poached, scrambled, coddled, fried, deviled, creamed, soft- or hard-boiled, you could buy any sort of egg your heart desired.
|Disruption at Madame Faverolle's|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I have a bunch of incomplete pages in my art journal that I'm trying to finish up. Here's one from March 6th, dedicated to Diana Rigg and her kick-ass Avengers character, Emma Peel, from the original UK series of the swinging 60s. She knew chemistry and karate, and how to rescue her "veddy" British partner John Steed, all while rocking the greatest 60s fashion.
|Mrs. Peel, Avenger|
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Here's another fabric design for the Spoonflower Design Challenge. These recent challenges are for a shoe company called Bucketfeet, who are doing a series of spirit animal inspired shoe designs and contributing to NARF (Native American Rights Fund). Spoonflower is also contributing a buck for every entry in the challenge. Voting starts Thursday, Feb. 9.
|Rainforest citizens fabric on Spoonflower|
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Here's another fabric design for The Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of mountain animals. I'm into bears, goats and owls lately, so this was a fun project to work on. I wish I had remembered to get in a Moose! Go here to vote for your favorites.
|The high life|
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
And good riddance to ye. Here's my first sketchbook of 2017, complete with a list of some of my many, many resolutions for the coming year. And more Raccoons, naturally. Happy New Year!
|Late & incomplete, some resolutions & raccoons.|