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Digital drawing – Bald Eagle

Digital drawing – Bald Eagle

There has been a lot of controversy concerning digital art in the past but today I think that it?s undeniable that digital programs are a wonderful addition to any artist?s toolbox. Many artists use them to plan their compositions and in that sense they?re invaluable because placing Read more >

Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries

Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries

North Light Books publishers of Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries have announced that it will release this latest volume shortly. It is available for order from their online store, as well as all major bookstores. One of my pieces, Red Fox- Renard Roux, is included in this volume. 

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Strokes of Genius 10 : Inspiring Subjects

Strokes of Genius 10 : Inspiring Subjects

It’s been an exciting week!  I feel fortunate to have had two of my drawings, “Dance for Joy” and “Mocha”,  selected for inclusion in Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects, scheduled for release in the fall of 2018.

The first, Dance for Joy, has an interesting Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Shetland Pony

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Shetland Pony

There a few animals so universally beloved as the horse. It seems almost every country or region on earth has its own trademark breed from the elegant Arabian that was bred to survive in a harsh desert climate to the proud and free Mustangs of North America. Of course Canada too has its hallmark breed Read more >

Pastel & Graphite Wildlife Illustration

Pastel & Graphite Wildlife Illustration – Deer Mouse

Pastel & graphite are not traditionally mixed but anything goes when mixing media! One of my favourite small illustrations is of a deer mouse. The composition is simple and because it is a vignette, the focus is easily kept on the deer mouse. I have been using this illustration as my profile picture Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Caribou at Creek

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Caribou at Creek

Composition can mean making difficult choices. When I composed Caribou at Creek, I struggled with the fact that I would be cutting off a good portion of the antlers. After all, although caribou have many beautiful features, those antlers are what we all think of when we think ?caribou?. Read more >

Encourage a young animal or wildlife artist

Help me encourage a young animal artist!

I’d like to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me since I started this blog as well as my facebook page by paying it forward.  

This is back to school time for many budding animal and wildife artists. I?ve been fortunate to have one of my drawings featured in North Light Read more >

Pen & Ink Wildlife Illustration

Pen & Ink Wildlife Illustration – adding colour

I?ve been a fan of pen and ink illustration ever since I can remember. Starting with classic children?s book illustrations by artists such as Arthur Rackham to scientific illustrations to technical drawings, they all hold a special appeal. These robin fledglings with their serious little Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – The Lake

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – The Lake

Realism, wildlife art and composition. All of these more often than not begin with habitat. In my blog where I discussed my thoughts behind my Great Horned Owl drawing, I wrote <Sometimes though a subject?s beauty calls for it to stand alone, with just a suggestion of habitat if at all>. Read more >

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Dance for Joy

Wildlife Art – Realistic Graphite Pencil Drawing – Dance for Joy – Chinese Goose

Dance for Joy holds a special place in my heart. In previous posts we have covered compositions based on mood, based on a careful study of habitat and natural history, compositions that are completely fictional but quite plausible for that species, and portraits which rely on the beauty of the subject. Read more >