Month: October 2015

Flora Designs

I’ve decided I need to work on flowers. I’ve never been that great at drawing flowers so I starting with poppies and then I will go to roses. This one turned out interesting enough that I decided to ink it.

poppies negative spacePoppies have always had a special place in my heart. My family has always grown them around the house since my great grandparents. On the old family farm there were poppies that grew where the old house burnt down, I’ve always thought the field there was beautiful and I still can remember my great uncle crawling down into the well with a cup and getting us kids water to drink. Now days the fields we used to plow and heard the cows on have big houses, owned by wealthy resort people and the country charm has been fading away at an accelerated rate. But I guess that’s progress.

“growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell” -Edward Abbey

Long Legs and Exoskeletons, Gets My Motor Runnin’!

I’m working on a design for a friends tattoo. A beautiful profile of a grasshopper which we all know is my favorite extant arthropod!

grasshopper tattoo

My friend wanted more of a line drawing, so I had to do away with my usual shading and put more detail all over the illustration. My first attempt was straight from a picture but was a little off so I just quickly sketched this guy up in half a minute and the proportions were almost perfect. Then I just fine tuned the proportions and took time with the details. It always amazes me how just doing fast sketches usually turns out better than when you put too much thought into every pencil stroke.