Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Forgotten Fairy

Sometimes I forget that I am working on a painting until I find it laying in a drawer somewhere. This one only got worked on once a year for maybe the last 6 to 8 years or so.

I have decided to liberate it from the Arches Watercolor Block it was attached to and call it done after putting in some irises.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Fey Violin

I've been busy, most of my newest work can be seen on my instagram account, artbytinadh. This is a painting that I worked on while my extremely talented teen aged student worked on her own illustration. I wanted to get a feeling of the moment when the sun is setting and everything is golden and red. The scan didn't pick up those colors subtleties as much as I would have hoped.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's been some time, but I thought I should post one of the finished illustrations of the dragon portraits. I have been busy working on historical children's books for 
Mary G. Furlong from SongDog Publishing.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Here There Be Dragons

Nothing makes me happier then drawing a dragon.

Well, maybe drawing more then one dragon would.

Or possibly three.

Silver-point on 6"x6" gessoed board, silver point because I haven't decided if I am doing oils or acrylics, or a combination of both.

I think I might make some alterations on the last two, eventually these will be painted and hung at the Gallery I teach art at.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Experimentations in Manga

I have never actually drawn Manga before, but for certain reasons I decided to give it a try the other week.

Things I have learned about drawing Manga:

1. It is important to have knowledge of figure drawing. This can be obtained through going to a local figure drawing class as frequently as possible (preferred method) or drawing from reference photos or the people around you. Since a good and affordable figure drawing session is hard to find in my area it's usually me contorting myself in front of a mirror.

2. Know the anatomy differences from Manga to real figure drawing. Manga shoulder width is much slighter then from life drawing. Also, Manga characters are a head shorter. This was a great video.

3. Expressive eyes and facial features. Practice these.

4. Hair. This video was great at explaining the basics of drawing hair.

My page of warming up to the Manga style.

Some improvement on the next page.

And my final drawing that made it all worth it. A fox girl, that someday I will get around to coloring.

Monday, April 8, 2013



It's been awhile. 

I have been busy and I have a tooth that needs removing. 
Just need to be brave and call the dentist.