Texas Capital Tree

And now, some more samples from the Moleskine watercolor sketchbook that I took to Texas a few months ago!

I wandered around the grounds of the Texas State Capital in Austin for quite some time.  If you have never seen the actual capital grounds of the Lone Star State…by all means, go and see it.  It’s a sight to behold.  I spent quite a lot of time filling up my pages of the sketchbook there doing drawings of trees.

Capital Tree

I can’t remember if this is diluted watercolor or diluted ink.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Rusty Sweating

I thought that I’d share another drawing today from the Moleskine watercolor sketchbook that I took to Austin, Texas.  This one though is not of the scenery.

Rusty Sweats

 

It’s none other than Rusty, the star of my comics series Sunnyville Stories.

This was sketched with watercolor and diluted ink.  Yes, there’s a reason I sketched it.  Does anyone know how HOT Texas gets in the dead of the summer?  Like Rusty, I was soaking with sweat.

Also, my first trade paperback, Sunnyville Stories Volume 1, is available for sale over on Indy Planet.  Why not buy a copy today?

Announcing Hilda and Richie Number 1!

I’ve got a brief announcement to make, friends.

I’m working on a comics digest that I expect to send off to the printers tomorrow…I hope.  This will be titled “Hilda and Richie” number 1, will be about 16 pages, and will be digest/manga size.  (FYI, that’s 5.5 by 7.5 inches.)

Some of you recall seeing these characters appearing in drawings here on my blog.   Read the rest of this entry »

Blue Blood Hilda

Here’s another drawing to share with you today – this time of Hilda.

 

Blue Blood Hilda

“Blue Blood Hilda”, pen-and-ink on 8.5×11 inch paper

 

This drawing was done on Aquabee artist marker paper.  I found out that said paper doesn’t take big washes of ink that well.

This is one of Hilda’s many outfits.  In fact, I studied photo reference ripped from online to get the idea for Hilda’s dress.

Prints of this are available on DeviantArt.

Richie in vest and bowtie

I’ve got a drawing to share here of Richie today.  Let’s have a look.

Richie in vest and bowtie

“Richie in vest and bowtie”, pen and ink on 7×10 inch watercolor paper

Prints of this are available for sale over on DeviantArt.

Richie Preketzian here has a fair wardrobe full of formal wear.  This combination, a satin vest and bowtie, is one that he usually wears with a dinner jacket when he and Hilda go out for the evening.

Richie was drawn with a Speedball 513 nib, my usual pen point of choice.  I also used a 512 nib for making some of those other lines.