Sunday, September 25, 2011


Giraffe at Lincoln Park Zoo

Caran d'Ache Umber & Derwent Baked Earth Inktense colored pencils & wash in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Library Frog 1

This is my first attempt at the (Aquatic) African Clawed Frog that lives in our library's fish tank. A kind of fascinating/repulsive/beautiful/comic creature. He/She moved after a bit, and so I didn't get time to draw all his parts right. (Also wound up a bit too cutesy-looking.)

Caran d'Ache Supracolor II Black and Greyish Black w/s pencils & wash in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Plein Air Goat

Today we attended and very much enjoyed the 2011 Festival on Prairie Avenue.
While there, I drew this goat.

Caran d'Ache water-soluble colored pencil (Umber) and wash in sketchbook

Monday, September 5, 2011


One of our backyard inhabitants.

This is my attempt to emulate the pen & watercolor techniques of Claudia Nice, who specializes in this kind of mixed media and has put out some great books.

Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pen and W&N watercolors in Moleskine Watercolor sketchbook