Monday, January 25, 2010

Team Dawg Character

Below is a recent painting I finished for Team Dawg Inc. This is one of the main characters in their children's book series, Bobby Dawg. He is the Pawstown Police Officer who, "loves his family, career, and friends. He also dreams of being a major league ball player."
I sometimes forget how important it is to figure out a complete drawing before beginning to paint. But when I do remember it sure makes the painting a lot easier. I had worked on a few character designs before illustrating Trevor's Bully Problem and after the book was done I was asked to draw Bobby Dawg in a baseball uniform. I hope to share in some upcoming posts more character designs that I had drawn for Team Dawg.

"Paint as you see and be accurate in your drawing: the whole secret of your art is there."~William Bouguereau

Friday, January 15, 2010

Commissioned Portrait

A commissioned portrait painted for the holidays.

Watercolor and colored pencil
8.5" x 11"
December 2009

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Drawing on Little St. Simons Island, GA

On a recent trip to Georgia I had the pleasure of going out to Little St. Simons Island for a day of fishing. It was a beautiful place! During some moments of down time I couldn't help myself, so I grabbed my sketchbook and drew my fishing reel.

"I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. " ~Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The polls are now open!!

I'm very happy to say that I've been selected as a finalist in Strathmore Artist papers' How Do You See Green Contest!! My artwork along with nine other finalist is featured on the website during the month of January. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite piece of art. The top two pieces will be selected by popular vote and their artwork will be featured on a cover of our premium recycled pads. Please visit or CLICK on the image above and cast your vote.