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[sticky post] Find me here, there and everywhere! [Oct. 17th, 2015|06:40 pm]
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Just a good old fashioned sticky post :-) I will have to update it later with Instagram and Pinterest.


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Unicorn Sketch [Sep. 15th, 2019|06:34 am]
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LOL, at comic shows I don't mind drawing any animal that people want. I actually drew two unicorns at the Red & White Comic Card and Toy Show. My young customer was quite pleased with how her unicorn turned out. I enjoy talking to the young folk about drawing and always ask them to make sure that I'm getting their idea right. Remember when you see a child at a craft or comic show, they might be a customer too. Please don't push them aside, interrupt or talk over them :-)


Unicorn sketch
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Smalls and Wilson - Pretty Kitties [Sep. 14th, 2019|06:31 am]
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I had a fun time at the Red & White Comic Card and Toy Show, but the lighting was quite dreadful. It was a pleasure to finish these pictures of Smalls and Wilson in the days following. Most people want to get their picture right away - but a little patience means a high quality scan and a coat of fixative spray.

The picture was challenging because I had them together at first, but the picture did not want to be made. After the second try, where I wasn't happy with the faces, I drew them separately and then made another sketch of them together. Funny how art is like that! It's always a conversation between the artist and the canvas.


Smalls and Wilson
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A skunk...what? [Sep. 2nd, 2019|11:49 am]
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I must have gotten tired of practicing dogs and cats for the Red and White Comic and Toy Show on September 8th because a skunk came out of nowhere :-D


Aromatic Skunk


4x6" ::: Pencil crayon and marker ::: 4x6"
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Accidental Applejack [Aug. 24th, 2019|10:02 pm]
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So, while I was sketching at work, I conjured up a cowgirl horse cartoon and after I traced it on to cardstock, realized that it was going to be My Little Pony's Applejack. Ah, these mysterious accidents :-D


Applejack


4x6" ::: Pencil crayon and marker ::: 2019
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Mixed Breed Dog [Aug. 24th, 2019|06:24 am]
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I have sequestered myself away to do a lot of drawing. I have a table booked at the Red & White Comic & Toy Show on September 8 and I needed to get real good, real fast! It's a one day show and I won't have the luxury of finishing work after the fact.

One of the sketches turned into this dog. Dogs are a challenge for me as they often turn out to look like little horses :-)


Mixed Breed Dog


4x6" ::: Pencil crayon and marker ::: 2019
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Zombie LJs [Jul. 28th, 2019|08:57 am]
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You may have been receiving a ton of notices that someone liked your post. When you check to see who liked your post, chances are good that it goes back to a zombie LJ, where the last entry was over ten years ago and the newest one is some kind of spammy link. LJ sent out an email the other day to ask people to change their passwords.

Depending on your style of LJ, you may not be able to see the hearts. I can't see them on this style.

If you have an old LJ kicking around, you may want to log in and change the password and maybe check your friends list for other zombie LJs. You don't know who you're giving your information way to!
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Pony Portraits - New on Etsy and Creative Market [Jul. 20th, 2019|07:23 am]
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It's always amazing how long it takes me to get something to market - mostly because I still have a full time job that needs attention. In 2016, I drew these cute little ponies for Christmas cards. I scanned them before cutting them up, knowing that I would fix them up at a later date. The hand drawn look is quite charming, after all! To save time, I whipped up the line art on my computer and printed them out on a sheet of cardstock. I coloured a wide variety of horse coat colours.


Hand drawn horse heads

Recently, I had the time to sit down and clean up the pictures so I could offer them as clip art on Creative Market and Etsy. Usually clean up involves removing dust and scratch, little spots and fixing up stray lines or the eyes. As I zoomed in on the horses, I discovered yellow dots. All. Over. The. Place. Ugh!!! Suddenly having to do clean up was seriously time consuming! What had happened?

Well, it turns out that some home printers have anti-counterfeiting and tracking capabilities called machine identification code. So yes, your printer could be spying on you.

Sometimes failure presents an opportunity. It would be far easier to retrace the images in CorelDraw and make flat clip art than clean up all the dots. So the cute little hand drawn ponies morphed! In the end it was a better idea as I could offer more colours in the clip art package.



Horse Heads



Many people think success is a straight line, but it's not. It's more of a curvy path where you wander in circles until you get to your destination :-D

The pony clip art will be perfect for anything pony related - there's 72 images in CMYK and RGB JPG along with PNGs in the package. I'm going to make stickers out of them and maybe magnets too! Of course, you can buy the package for personal use on Etsy or licence the commercial rights through Creative Market.



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The Sleeping Prince - New on Creative Market [Jun. 24th, 2019|09:27 am]
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I took this photo around 2008 at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. I had my Canon Powershot S7 at the ready for birds and wildlife when a man came walking down the trail and put his finger to his lips. We quietly followed him and saw three or so young stags enjoying the spring summer sunshine. I finally got around to adding it on Creative Market - which lets you easily licence my photography for personal or commercial use. Win win on my part! I call this photo "Sleeping Prince" :-)



Sleeping Prince

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Comic Expo Pet Sketch: Bernie [May. 17th, 2019|09:37 pm]
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When Bernie's person showed me her picture, I knew I wanted more time. Something about Bernie screamed "PanPastels!" which I haven't used in ages. These are little pucks of pastels that are applied with a sponge and blend beautifully.
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