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 20, 2017
Spring Daffodils

Daffodil Copic Marker Rendering

Last week I bought a container of daffodils and found time to create an illustration with my fine black markers.  It was great fun to add […]
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 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 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 […]
January 28, 2016

Fun with Copic Marker Pansies

Had a great time using pansies as my inspiration for this color illustration.  This flower reminds me of smiling faces.  After drawing the image, I used […]
November 17, 2015

Etsy Shop Holiday Cards

Want a special holiday card to send your family and friends this year?  What about supporting an artist at the same time?  Here is one of […]
November 2, 2015

Value Study with Copic Markers

Having a variety and contrast of values can be a key aspects to a successful color rendering. The contrast of light and dark hues will distinguish […]
October 14, 2015

Sketchbook Cover Design

I really enjoy taking time to create covers for my new sketchbooks.  Here are two of my latest designs.  These are scanned copies of original Copic […]
September 10, 2015

Setting Up Copic Coloring Flowers

I often spend time “noodling” around with my Copic markers to figure out which hues or colors to use in my drawing.  In the image above, […]
September 1, 2015

Copic Coloring Sunflowers

It was great to have my small 5″ X 7″ sketch pad, pencil, eraser and fine line marker at a meeting I attended last week.  This […]
August 22, 2015

Creativity Strategy Finding the Time to Draw

Starting a new semester at the college begins with tons of time sitting at meetings. Fortunately, I remembered one of my creative strategies.   I had […]
July 27, 2015

Organizing Online Copic Color Marker Rendering Classes

Want to learn how to use Copic Markers?  This summer I am developing an online Copic marker rendering class series  It will be focused on using […]
July 13, 2015

Making a Copic Color Marker Color Wheel

When I am selecting colors for a rendering, I like to have a color wheel as a visual reference. It is a good reminder of how […]
June 25, 2015

Copic Color Marker Rendered Interiors with a Color Scheme

Here are three marker rendering demonstrations that I quickly did for my class using a color scheme when selecting hues for an image.  Each image shows […]