Greetings, My latest ebook is an adult colouring book featuring women of colour as the subjects. Using the line work derived from my sketches, I compiled the work into a… Read more Adult colouring pages →
My latest illustration work is focused on portraits. I mainly sketch the bust of my subjects and work on smooth lines, shading, and perspective. I always try to include a basic shading line for each portrait, even when it is rudimentary like the lines seen above. This style of basic shading is cartoonish, but gets the job done. The difference is remarkable when shading is not included. Looking at the above portrait sketch (as well as the one below) there are absolutely no shading lines. As a result the subject… Read more Illustration Fun! →
My latest illustrations have improved from earlier work. This quick sketch came out like a simple logo. The line work is incomplete, and I had some problems with the source image. I found it difficult to see the small details, and as a result, details like the nose and line work for the ears are missing. There is a bit of shading, but the work is generally plain. This illustration is similar in its simplicity, but is more finished that the previous one. The source image was a woman with… Read more Portrait illustrations →
Greetings, My latest illustrations are more complex than my earlier work. I am using more colours and layers for each work as my knowledge of the Autodesk Sketchbook program increases. Here we see an illustrated work that I completed for Jay @Dangerous Decorations on Instagram. He requested that the illustration not “look like a selfie”, so I used a source image that he provided, where he stood in an authoritative pose. The original photo did not feature blue reflective lenses, but I like to draw sunglasses in this way.… Read more Illustration update →
My latest piece represents a dream sequence, which suggests that I dream in violet and gold. This 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas piece definitely captures the uncertainty and mixed expectations often found in dreams. I especially like the marbling effects that are present in the areas where violet/blue meets lighter peach colours. This is the second of my pieces that I have has the pleasant opportunity to photograph in my backyard among my plush hydrangea plants. Looking at the beautiful shape of the leaves, they add a nice contrast… Read more Subtle acrylic blending →
I have returned to colours like aqua and green in my latest work, called No. 19. It is summer here in Southern Ontario, which means that my backyard is the perfect location to take full-light photos of my work. The backyard gets full sun for 6+ hours per day (which can make it very very hot during our 30 + degree Celsius weather). The hydrangea plants serve as a perfect backdrop for smaller pieces. The rich green in the leaves make for an engaging background with lots of depth. … Read more Lovely green, blue, and aqua acrylic →
A short video I did a little while ago in my backyard. The music was also created by me (another fleeting side hobby), and it highlights how I paint my art canvas when I “DIY”my medium. Enjoy, and thank you for stopping by, -S
check out my art canvas tutorial! Part two will be posted later this week.