Category Archive: drawing

Jun 01

Two Sparrows

small sparrow on sewing pattern

These two sparrow drawings I did during a boring phone call with my favorite pen (Uniball Vision elite) on scraps of paper I’d brought to work. After I got them home, I inked them in the rest of the way. The top one is Tim Holz’s textured printed kraft paper, and the bottom is from …

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May 11

Rainbow Script Postcard

rainbow script

¬†This is one of the few resist paper postcards where I feel like I made the best possible use of the resist. It’s painted on ink and paint over the white Tim Holz resist cardstock. Because some of it is paint and some of it is ink, I got to play with interesting juxtapositions of …

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May 06

Poppies on Map

poppies on map

¬†Drawing on maps was the thing that started me on this drawing phase. I’d seen some songbirds drawn with semi-translucent ink on maps as part of an illustration on a wall hanging at Ikea. So I started drawing birds on maps, then other things on other surfaces. Here’s a map, or, more accurately, not a …

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May 04

Flying Sparrow

Whenever I hate my drawings, I remind myself that at least I can draw birds. Though, not all my birds are perfect. Owls especially are pretty awful. (Or is that owful?) Flying birds are easier than sitting birds, because like many people, I’ve often been fascinated by wings, and wings are almost always shown outstretched. …

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Apr 29

Fox in the Grass

fox face postcard

I love foxes, and I wanted to have a picture that took up more of the paper, because the whole point of drawing on this sort of paper is to have the resist image show through, so I drew this fox. I’m not sure what it was standing on in the reference photo, but I …

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