Egg

My entry for this weeks Illustration Friday is an homage to Sir Joshua Reynolds 1747 self portrait. The theme is “egg.” I wanted to avoid the Easter interpretation that I’m sure is littering IF right now. So here’s my egghead. My color sketch took about an hour. For a side by side see below.

Shy

This painting is doing double duty today. I created it for a course I’m taking on creativity. The idea is to give value to a loaf (in this case a partial loaf) of bread. It also works for the Illustration Friday topic this week, Shy. I was inspired by ‘The Boy in Striped Pajamas’ a Read More …

The Mantids are coming!

My Preying Mantis Oothecas finally hatched yesterday! I’m convinced they came, in droves of several hundred to a thousand, to check out the immense Mantis that has been poised near their tank in my living room. They’re the local Chinese mantis. This is all from one Ooth (I have 6)!    Pretty tiny! I have been Read More …