My new alarm clock is a digital photo frame: it wakes me with a song and a picture. So I needed a suitably invigorating picture. For some reason, I decided an Egyptian scarab motif would be appropriate. Inspired by a nice tattoo-art tutorial and a Google image search, I created this scarab (in a sort of Trapper Keeper style) using Adobe Illustrator.
Dawn Scarab is now available on a T-shirt, coffee mug, tote bag....
This is a hybrid pencil drawing/digital painting. It's an evolution of my recent dragon sketch work (see below) and an exploration of certain digital painting techniques. (Updated April 2009 to explore even more techniques.)
Dragon and Airship
Here's a drawing I did in Photoshop, inspired by the improbable architecture depicted on countless science-fiction book covers.
Lately I've been making quick sketches of dragons. No particular reason; they're fun to draw. Here are just a few of them.
In the house where my mother grew up hangs a painting of King David as an old man, which has always impressed me with its
sense of mood and character.