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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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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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Sprig of Little Flowers

Sprig of Little Flowers, graphite and colored pencils on watercolor paper, Photoshop. This little sprig of flowers was growing in our garden. It seemed sweet and simple and was fun to draw—somehow it almost feels like a small “scientific illustration/comic art,” the way it turned out with the pencil lines clearly visible.

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Two Tulips

Two Tulips. Graphite, watercolor pencils and colored pencils on watercolor paper, plus Photoshop. I started with the black and white pencil drawing of these same tulips I did yesterday—I traced the outline of that onto watercolor paper using a light table, because I wanted to create a color version of the same thing.

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