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



Pig in flight suitQuick illustration for Illustration Friday Challenge “wings”.

Created in Corel Painter using the basic pencil tool and a little of the pen and ink tool. I usually do my sketching in some other color than black. It is a habit I still use when I am doing traditional sketches and do some of my under-drawing with col-erase pencils.

Hope you like.


Ahab and the Great White Whale Corel Painter

Had this illustration for a while and never posted. Originally intended to be a poster for classic literature.

Nothing says classic literature like Moby Dick, and nothing paints a more dire picture than Ahab going on his last mission.

I’ve played with this on and off for some time. I enjoyed the dynamics and played with a very loose brush set in painter 12, something that I generally do not do.

I tried to highlight an image of a skull in his face, to forecast his eventual fate, pinned forever to the side of the white whale.