Tag Archive: sketch

Apr 02

Pattern and Fox

first fox postcard

┬áThis is a slightly-more-successful postcard, even though I don’t like the way the nose worked out. Also, I should have made my sketch lines more sketchy, because you can see the shoulder and hip circles I drew when I was figuring out the proportions. I do like the orange color. I’m quite fond of foxes.

Mar 30

The Owl and the Ugly

failure

I used some of Tim Holz’s interesting Kraft scrapbook paper as a base here. The thing about this paper is that the design itself isn’t very noticeable until you paint over with ink or a paint wash. Then the resist-printed design shows through. I did the sketch on the left and the owl on the …

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Mar 20

Sparrow Sketch

crouching sparrow on antique damask

This sparrow sketch would have worked great as an independent image, that is, if I had cut it out from the paper and pasted just the bird onto another background. I should probably still do that. I love when other people do that kind of combination of patterns and illustrations, but I just didn’t. I …

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Apr 14

The Third Pig Cover

Morris and Pig 042

I wrote this story a few years ago for a theme anthology that (as far as I know) never came to fruition. It’s a very funny story, so I decided to publish it on its own, along with another story that never found a home. Humor is hard to sell. If you like funny fantasy …

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