Denizens of the Flint River in a Kayak

First draft pencil sketch. I have a picture in my brain but I just need to figure out a way to put it on paper. I will do another sketch.

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The Evolution of Skribbers

 

My good friend Dave says that he likes to see the evolution of my art. Behold! The latest incarnation of the Skribbers Stationery header art! Go here to observe it in the wild.

Evolutionary leaps:

  • Hand-drawn “Skribbers” logo
  • The addition of the word STATIONERY
  • The addition of the “Frog Pad” page

Colorful Hallucination

Several “Interesting Comments” below:

  • The dog may be the precursor to Brian of Family Guy.
  • “Chromium Brown” may indeed be a pigment of the imagination. Google it.
  • My sincere apologies for the poor reproduction quality of The Anonymous comic strips. I am scanning them from a copy, and not from the originals. I don’t know if I still have the originals. If I do, they are probably buried deep in storage.
  • I believe this idea was conceived after reading “Lust for Life”, a biographical novel about Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Not only is he searching for a non-existent paint color, his dog is talking.
  • Not only is his dog talking, but he doesn’t even have a dog.
  • Make sure that your studio is well ventilated.
  • You can get access to as many as 88 Interesting Comments here.

Color Mugger

 

Here is a drawing I did while at Baker College in a design class. The project consisted of drawing anything using two complementary colors.

I decided to make it kind of abstract.

Actually, the gray shadow is orange and blue blended together. This proves the theory that complementary colors, when blended together, cancel each other out and make either black, gray, or white.

 

 

Autumn: When entire trees turn into flowers.

Ever since I started my new job, I have had to drive many miles to work. As a consequence of this new arrangement, I see more scenery than usual. Lately, the colors on the trees have been teasing me with their vibrant and, let’s face it, rather seductive colors. I felt compelled to record the splashery of color. This is truly one of God’s gifts to humanity.

At first, I had a certain fervor. It drove me to get out a sheet of the big paper and my watercolor paints. I had to record this. To imitate this. To paint this. The watercolor proved to be difficult and sloppy. Should I use color pencil? No. This is a job for Photoshop painting. The ability to cover one color with another proved to be priceless.