Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bow Tie Guy of the Week-Wolpertinger


Wolpertinger (wōl pər tiNG ər)

A mythological winged rabbit with horns and fangs that inhabits the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany. This is the third part of my rabbit series.

I work on these for a number of reasons. Yes, I log bow ties, but it is also a quick way for me to practice drawing different things and explore use of color. I also use these drawings as part of my personal brand. They appear on my business cards and on my correspondence with potential clients.

I also have many wonderful competing demands on my time. As much as I love to draw, my family, faith, and students, and others take precedence. working on these allows me to better dedicate the time I need to others and still draw on a regular basis. When I do have time to work on a more complete illustration I have not let my drawing skills slide because I am still drawing a little on a daily basis. This Bow Tie Guy project has been a great way to keep my drawing skills up.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sketches From Europe – Lucerne



This one of my sketches from my second day in Lucerne, Switzerland this past February. On this day I practiced the art of drawing in cold weather. The temperature was dropping as the day progressed and I suffered through some minor painful moments trying to finish some of the sketches. It is hard to draw with gloves and my hands were getting painfully numb. That made for faster drawings.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy- Jackalope


Jackalope (jaklˌōp)

I just turned in my final grades and celebrated by doing some art work. This is the second of my series of rabbits. Here is to a summer of many illustration projects.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sketches From Europe-Vernazza


We only had a brief moment to enjoy the beauty of the smallest of the village in the Cinque Terra this year. I am grateful it was enough time to get one sketch in.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the Fourth Be With you Special Bow Tie Guy

Nuna (NOO-nah)

As it is a day were all things Star Wars are thought of I thought it would be fun to draw one of the more obscure awkward creatures from the movies. I am not sure if I will post anything when we move to the Dark Side of the Fifth tomorrow.

The Nuna is a two legged birdlike creature native to the swamps of Naboo from the Star Wars movies. They are also called swamp turkeys. You can find out more about them on the Wookiepedia.




Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bow Tie Guy of the Week-It's Finally Spring


Rabbit (ˈrabit)

It's finally feeling like spring in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. To celebrate, I am on a rabbit frenzy. I have been studying and drawing them for a few weeks. As such I will be posting different kinds of rabbits over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sketches from Europe – Monterosso


The Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful locations I have visited. I love the small villages and the coast line of North Eastern Italy. This is one of my sketches from Monterosso, one of the larger villages.

This particular building fascinated me because of the arch, the size and the odd shape.