Tag Archives: Watercolor

Circus on Parade

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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

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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


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

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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


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