Tag Archives: Pen and Ink

Circus on Parade


A Fun Circus Parade!
Watercolor with Pen and Ink

Here’s a recent image celebrating the day at the circus. With Ringling Bros. closing down after more than 100 years, it’s the end of an era. No animal abuse going on here just some clowns with their elephant friend.

Happy New Year illustration


Happy New Year!

It’s time to sort through all of those New Year resolutions. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to forget them too.

Pen and Ink, Watercolor, and Graphite illustration.

Pirate Illustration 

And here is the finished piece. The next installment into my children’s book. This is pen and ink with watercolor at 22″ x 30″

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. 

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. 

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.


Andrew Bird Illustration


Andrew Bird Music Illustration
Pen and Ink with Watercolor

I’m starting a new series of work featuring musicians. These are larger pieces at 22″ x 30″ on watercolor paper. I start by drawing the image in pencil followed with the line work with 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!

Andrew Bird, Lull

Illustration Process

A couple of process images. I’m working on a series of drawings of musicians. This is Andrew Bird. I wanted to get a copy of this version. I have changed the eyes in the final version but this shows a bit of the process in the pencil drawing. Still trying to keep the line quality lively and loose with pen and brush work. This piece is 22″ x 30″ and I will throw a bit of color on at the end.

Lawrence Lessig Illustration


Lawrence Lessig Illustration
Pen and Ink with Watercolor

Lawrence Lessig is a Harvard Law Professor who was running for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. Presidential race. According to the lessig2016.us web site. He helped to build the field of internet law in 2002 when he “co-founded Creative Commons, which gives artists and authors free tools to share their creativity widely on their own terms.” Additionally, he “helped challenge regulations that weakened the freedom of creativity and threatened the Internet, serving on the boards of the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Software Freedom Law Center, and Public Knowledge.”

Lessig ended his nomination on November 2, 2015 leaving the Democratic nomination field a little smaller.

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