Sketch project for Art in Nature session at Lux Art Institute, using separate paper to distinguish the visible part of the cactus from its roots. During heavy rainfalls, some cactus can jettison small roots to limit water absorption.
Mini-mermaids or giant sea horse?
Airline passengers can be excellent study subjects, as they’re often still for long periods of time.
Quick color study for stage musical set. Pen + digital.
Clichéd fantasy scene; brush pen over pencil.
Imagined portraits: water-soluble colored pencil; charcoal.
Only realized long after this ArtCard sketch that Pixar’s “For the Birds” short was its inspiration!
Small sketch in ColoErase, TiltShift, toned in PS.
Most modern illustration is digitally created due to tight advertising deadlines. For hand-drawn images however, basic digital filters (saturation, contrast, levels, colorization) can help accentuate pencil-on-paper detail.
Technique suggestion: Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils are great for light lay-in. The convenient Pentel Brush Pen is great afterward for inking with varied line weights.