Oh wondrous pools by Kristin Martincic.





DRAWING: Soft And Dark

February 16, 2013

Striking, deeply textured and beautiful pencil work from Allan Redd.






May 13, 2012

This week’s background is the work of Ryan Mrozowski.


January 22, 2012

This week’s background is the inspired work of Denise Nestor whom I have posted before. This work is just so beautiful, thoughtful and serene. I love her delicate pencil work and the overall shades she always controls so perfectly.

ILLUSTRATION: Delicate Detail

December 16, 2011

I had thought of using Andrea Joseph’s charming dog portrait as one of my backgrounds but when I looked at the updates on her blog I decided they were just too lovely to ignore. Her drawing has such delicate grace and flow whilst incorporating an array of varied textures and well observed minutia.


October 15, 2011

Finally finished this drawing of paper! I make most things as gifts for specific people but not sure what to do with this one.Unless I start a series of them? I’m going to frame it and see what happens…

My friend drew this the other night and it reminded me of the Shigeki Tomura etching I previously posted. Lovely restraint and use of negative space. She is also the talented lady who made the ring in this older post.


MINE: Bad Idea Good Idea

August 17, 2011

I am way behind on certain presents due to people. But I can tick this one off the list. Made for my wonderful cousin who herself makes magical prints, I wanted to draw something real yet abstract in meaning. Like so many frustrating ideas that get crumpled up, I thought I would use this imagery literally and crushed some paper in order to draw it. That in itself took a little while… one has to get just the right amount of crush and no-crush and an interesting shape to want to draw this for a few hours. Hope she likes it!!! And thank you IKEA for your lovely affordable frames.


June 19, 2011

This week’s background is by Stacey Nolon. Such delicate detail on such a cute and dignified face.

MINE: Work in progress

June 10, 2011

Just playing with some ideas. It’s not right yet but I’d like to combine Japanese Origami folds with some small detailed drawings. The drawing here is too heavy handed and dark but I did it as a quick test to see how it would look. Will keep experimenting.