These line drawings are for commissioned illustrations for a cottage in Michigan's lower peninsula. The finished sizes will vary, with the pileated woodpecker being the focal point.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Janee is getting married and ordered this coloring page for the front of her wedding planner. Her wedding is going to be fantastic! I know I want to crash it.
Teaser: It's almost time for the second edition of hellephant coloring pages! Which hellephant adventures do you want to color?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Here is the finished owl illustration. I used the same background gradient from nautilus, only in reverse. A nice flat tree line silhouette helps the owl pop forward in the composition.
As the poles melt, we are finding out more than we've ever known about ice seals. Ribbon seals are only one variety of ice seal. They are usually so remote that studying them in the wild has proved difficult. With global warming, they are swimming further inland and further south and have even been seen on the northwest coast of the US.
I've drawn this little family on an iceberg, surrounded by sea and sky. I like to imagine it's quiet and peaceful when the weather is fair.
The pup could be confused with a harp seal pup, but when as the little pediped gets bigger, distinctive ribbons of white wrap around his rich black brown coat.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Personally, I think their striation brings to mind the lion fish. I wonder if they are relatives.