November 13, 2017

Pumpkin Illustration Vintage Inspired

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to create an illustration every month in magazine The Laurel of Asheville,  for Carol Howard’s articles who is the literary gardener.  […]
November 1, 2017

Spotted Wintergreen Illustration

This is a wildflower Illustration that I created using a Sharpie Pen and Copic markers.  The Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) is a actually a perennial evergreen herb […]
October 27, 2017

Yellow Lady Slipper Orchid

  I am enjoying illustrating wildflowers using my Copic Markers to add color. This is a wild orchid called the Yellow Lady Slipper.  They are found […]
October 6, 2017

Kale Illustration Copic Markers

Excited to have my copic marker illustration published in The Laurel of Asheville October 2017 issue.  Check out their website.
July 11, 2017

Wedding Table Illustration

Great opportunity to create an illustration for the February issue of The Laurel of Asheville Magazine focused on weddings.  I was teamed up with the writer […]
February 1, 2017

Drawing a Mug with Perspective Instructions Video

Here is a 10-minute video that I created for my perspective drawing course this semester that is using the Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing book.  It has […]
January 26, 2017

Bird Sketchbook Journal

Happy New Year!  This year I am challenging myself to create a sketchbook journal with drawings of birds that I am seeing in my area.  I […]
January 10, 2017
Winter Birds

Carolina Chickadee and Junco Illustration

Enjoyed creating my holiday card this year with two North Carolina mountain winter birds, the Carolina Chickadee and the Dark-Eyed Junco.  It is fun to have […]
November 16, 2016

Interior Sketch One Point Perspective

One of the great things about teaching a perspective class is getting the opportunity to practice drawing an interior space.  The image above is a visual […]
November 10, 2016

The Imperfect Three Pear Illustration

This past weekend I was inspired to do a quick color illustration with three pears came home from the grocery store.  Love that the size, color, […]
October 30, 2016
Red-Wing Blackbird

Red-Winged Blackbird Marker Illustration

It was fun to practice a bird illustration with my Copic Markers.  This is a Red-Winged Black bird hunched down on top of a Sorghum plant. […]
September 21, 2016

Copic Colors with Flowers

Super favorite subject to draw and color render with Copic Markers.  I enjoy capturing the flavor of each different flower as I draw them and add […]
September 6, 2016

Cone Flower and Copic Markers

It was fun to add color to my cone flower line drawing using Copic markers.  My goal was to mix several different color markers to create […]
August 3, 2016

Copic Marker Color Flowers

Always enjoy working with a series of similar subjects.  Here are a pair of Copic Marker rendered flower  images.  I find that my drawing and rendering […]
July 27, 2016

Flower Sketches using Conte Crayons

Super busy time for me so I quickly sketched fresh flowers that I got at the Black Mountain tailgate farmers’ market from the Urban Farm Girl […]
July 21, 2016

Monarch and Milkweed Copic Marker Illustration

Love my opportunity to create illustrations for the Plough & Pantry magazine, which is a Farm-to-table living in the mountains and the foothills publication.  This illustration […]
July 8, 2016

World Watercolor Month with Orange Kitties

Celebrating World Watercolor Month with a couple of orange cat images.  Just cleaned out a file box with watercolor images that I did several years ago.  […]
June 22, 2016

Learning Philosophies

Check out this information on learning philosophies!  I am appreciating that it is set up perfectly for visual learners! The back ground color groupings, graphic images, […]
June 8, 2016

Copic Marker Interior Rendering

Here is a finished in class demonstration that I did from my summer marker class.  Below are the first two steps that I used in a […]
May 23, 2016

Practicing Cylinder Line Drawing

Practicing is one of the key aspects of improving your drawing skills.  The core skill for me that needs practice is drawing cylinders.  I like to […]
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