colored pencils

Coltsfoot Poster

Coltsfoot Poster, colored pencil on Dura-Lar film, pen and ink, Adobe Illustrator I spent some time this past quarter volunteering to draw a couple of illustrations for an update to Flora of the Pacific Northwest, a comprehensive book originally published at the University of Washington in the 1970’s. One of the drawings was of Coltsfoot […]

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Grasshopper Poster

The Grasshopper’s Leap, colored pencil on Dura-Lar film, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate This is the poster I made for my class project from my previous grasshopper drawings. I wanted to focus on how the grasshopper jumps, because they have a secret: they have a spring in their legs! They can jump 20 times their length, which for […]

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Grasshopper

Grasshopper, Colored pencils on Dura-lar film This week’s class assignment is to draw an insect. Our teacher handed out bugs in class encased in acrylic. I had a cool red-spotted bug but chose to draw a grasshopper I had (also in acrylic) because of a follow-up project I’d like to do with it. The drawing measures […]

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Spent Daffodils

Spent Daffodils, graphite and colored pencils on watercolor paper, Photoshop. It’s almost the end of daffodil season. Our family planted dozens of daffodil bulbs on our hillside on Orcas Island a few years ago, and last year my wife planted dozens and dozens more. Now in the spring the fields are dotted with bright yellow, and […]

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