Friday, January 29, 2010


Young Mozart improvises.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Don Quixote: Master Pedro's Puppet Show (Final)

Here is the final, color version of my latest Don Quixote image. Don Quixote is preparing himself to rescue the embattled puppet Don Gaiferos. His aggrieved squire Sancho sees what's coming at this point.

 You can see the rest of the series by clicking here.  And you can read a little about the process used to create the image here. And here is a highlights reel of the process:

P.S. There's a delightful puppet-opera of this episode by Manuel de Falla. You can read about it here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Don Quixote: Master Pedro's Puppet Show (Ink)

I'm trying out a slightly different method for this image, part of my Don Quixote series. First, I inked in my sketch using a brush and India ink.

Then, over a light table, I used the India ink again, watered down this time, to create the shading.

I combined the two in Photoshop, keeping them on separate layers. This will allow me to easily keep the line drawing separate from the shading.

I'll post the color final as soon as I finish it.

Don Quixote: Master Pedro's Puppet Show (Sketch)

Don Quixote prepares himself to rescue the embattled puppet Don Gaiferos.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Some days are just like that.

(drawn for the Illustration Friday theme this week: "clumsy")

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

India meets China, part two

And the approved sketch. I personally liked the first one best. I'll show the final when it's ready next week.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

India meets China

A rejected book cover sketch. I'll show the approved one later.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Frog Et Bugs

I posted this one before, but this time it's in color. The future is here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


If I'm counting accurately, this appears to be my 500th post on this blog. More than half of those are from the last year, as I've been posting everyday (with some missed days last fall). Thanks so much to everyone who visits! Here is a re-post of the first painting I ever put on my blog. I think it's still one of my best.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Key

Birds at the edge of the wilderness.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010