After having so much fun adding vibrant colors to Valraven, I was a little reluctant to bring it back down to grayscale. I had to do it for the book though, and I couldn’t wait to see which colors other artists might choose for it. It took its place as
The sketch was originally intended to stand alone and I called it something generic like “Pony in Motion.” Later I grew bored with the plain graphite image. I wanted a more dramatic background, some color, and I wanted to play with acrylics. After some collage work, I mixed up a
Not long ago while on vacation, I was riding in our van with my sketch pad in my lap. I was working on the horse in Valraven, a mixed media painting. Wearing motion sickness wristbands, trying to convince myself they were working, I scribbled, erased, scribbled, erased. The guys were
In the wee hours of the night, The Muse came calling. She looked like a mermaid, scales shimmering in the moonlight. I followed her lead, an earth type seeking relief from the unaccustomed heat in the chill waters of the sea.
The oil change turned out to be a bust. I was only waiting for ten minutes and a German lady with a little black poodle wanted to talk about the woods fire that was happening right down the road. I conversed just to hear her accent, in between five fire
There are many good things about drawing, but right now the best thing is that it’s portable. I can take my sketch pad anywhere and get in a few lines here and a few lines there. Started this image for the next coloring book of horses at my sons’ music