Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Thinking of Summer



I don't know what part of the world your from?, but here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada we have been enduring a very long, cold winter.

I don't know why I drew this illustration, but I suppose it comes from a longing for summer and getting into the outdoors again. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Chickadee Song - Full page spread


In my story "Chickadee Song", the chickadee character is observed flitting through the trees. This is how I interpreted the scene.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Chickadee Song - New Page Layout Coloured

Here is the finished coloured version of the black and white version I previously posted.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Chickadee Song - New Page Layout

This is another black & white page for the dummy book I'm working on. It's probably too detailed for a dummy book but sometimes you just get carried away. It is good however, to work out the lighting before doing the finished painting.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Page Layout for "Chickadee Song"

Before going ahead with a complete dummy book to send off to publishers, I decided to do a single page layout for my book "Chickadee Song". I want to make sure it has a nice feel to it. I thought I would post a black and white first to show how I do my values and then follow it up with a finished coloured version Chickadee. 

Friday, 30 August 2013

The Lonely Pine - Digital

I illustrated this pine using the Procreate app on my iPad with a Wacom Bamboo Stylus. It's incredible what you can do with such an inexpensive App. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Psalm 139: 13-16

Robin, Robin, in your shade tree.
You live in such beauty.
You are truly free.
Dependent only on the one who made you.

I see you perched and content.

All you need is heaven sent.
I must remember, the one who made you so free,
is the one who also made me.


For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, 
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139: 13-16