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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
April 18, 2016

Beach House Marker Rendering

I was attracted to the architectural design of this beach front home and placement of the palm trees.  The image was drawn in my sketch book […]
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 […]
December 17, 2015

Creative Inspiration Sketchbook Cover

I love getting a new sketchbook and taking the time to create a collage front cover.  This new sketchbook cover uses a leaf image from my […]
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 18, 2015

Window Seat Copic Coloring

Taught a continuing education class called “Sketching for Design Solutions” last fall to a group of professional interior designers. This one-point perspective window seat image was […]
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 1, 2015

Copic Color Marker Flowers

I get all jazzed up drawing flowers and just can’t resist adding the bee. It is typical for me to work for a photograph of the […]
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 […]
June 3, 2015

Copic Marker and Paper Collage 1

Great to be playing around with my Copic marker images.  In the past, I have enjoyed adding paper collage to my drawings and paintings.  Look forward […]
May 20, 2015

Copic Color Marker Back Hall Rendering

Having fun adding marker to line drawings from my perspective drawing book.  This image was originally used to demonstrates how a simple one-point perspective grid becomes […]
May 15, 2015

Marker Color Rendering Class

Here is one of the first homework activities for my summer marker rendering class.  I am excited to be teaching this class and look forward developing […]
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