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 […]
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 […]
May 4, 2016

Humming Bird with Columbine Illustration

Great to be part of the Plough & Pantry magazine team. This time I was challenged to include a Ruby-Throated Humming bird in my image that […]
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 […]
January 4, 2016

Sipp Published Marker Illustrations

Super excited to have two illustrations published in the Plough to Pantry Winter 2016/Vol.1 Issue 4 magazine.  This is a farm-to-table living magazine focused on the […]
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 […]
April 19, 2015

Flowers and Mr. Bee

It was great fun to create a quick image with one of my favorite flowers and the bee.  The weather is getting warmer and my flowers […]
February 4, 2015

Copic Color Lilly Flowers

Enjoyed using Copic markers to add color to this image.  My inspiration was from a photograph that Chris Murray took in his backyard.  I added a […]
September 11, 2014

Sketchbook Zinna Pages

Celia, my 5 year old neighbor next door, planted a batch of Zinna’s this summer which became my inspiration for a series of images in my […]