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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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