Here is my entry for the SCBWI draw this competition. There is some great work out there already for this new challenge.

I pen and ink with some Illustrator and Photoshop to make the final product. Below are some stops along the path.

Thanks to fellow SCBWI members Annina and Stephen  for some suggestions. bounce1


Triceratops flying-brush and ink wash

Have to love dinosaurs and especially triceratops.

A simple illustration that I did for my son. Got to get around to getting this on his wall. Still inspired by the work of another artist that impressed me enough to pick up the brush and create a illustration.

Did a light pencil sketch that came rather quickly. Arches watercolor paper with a walnut ink.

I like it and hope to do more.

Hope you like it too.

I will post it on Illustration Friday for the topic of sky.

Mermaid pen and ink illustration for SCBWI

Pen and ink illustration on Borden and Riley Paris Bleedproof Paper for Pens.

This is one of my favorite mediums to work. I have found that the Broden and Riley paper is the best to work with, though I do use hot press if I intend to watercolor the picture.

This is another sample for my art group of an illustration that I am going to submit to the SCBWI bulletin. I like the detail and I think mermaids are a pretty hot commodity, since everyone is getting tired of vampires.

Pen and ink sketch for SCBWI.

Working on a image to submit to the SCBWI bulletin with my art group.

Wanted to draw a young girl that seemed to dress a little different from the regular mainstream.

Decided to do this completely in traditional pen and ink. I did an underlying drawing in pencil, inked on top, erased and scanned.