Pirate Illustration process


Here’s an illustration in progress for my book project that I’m working on. The earlier concepts of the pirates were worked into the composition. I’ve started the inking with pen. Once that is completed I’ll add some brush work and some watercolor on top. 


Pirate sketches


Sketches and concept drawings for my finished works. These two will make an appearance in my children’s book. 


Illustration Detail


Detail of an illustration for my self-initiated children’s book. 

Watercolor with Pen and Ink


Black Tooth Bart illustration 


A detail of a piece I’m working on for a self-initiated children’s story. 


Ratoncito Pérez

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Ratoncito Pérez
Watercolor with Pen and Ink
Pérez the Mouse is similar to the Tooth Fairy in English cultures and is almost universal in Spanish cultures. Leave your tooth under the pillow and he’ll exchange it for a gift.


Hillary Clinton Illustration

Hillary Clinton Illustration

Hillary Clinton Illustration
Pen and Ink with Watercolor

President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton today for the Democratic Presidential nomination. I thought this would be a good time to re-post this image.

 


Prince Illustration

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Prince – Purple Rain Illustration
Pencil, Pen and Ink, Watercolor

Another installment in my series of work featuring musicians. This piece is again 22″ x 30″ on watercolor paper. I start by drawing the image in pencil followed with the line work with brush and pen and ink washes. The background is watercolor wash with splatter and dripping techniques.

I’m finishing them off by selecting a song and working type digitally on top. These are quite a bit of work but a great deal of fun!

Prince, Purple Rain


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