Category Archives: sketch book

It starts as a mess.

I’m working away on revisions to a new picture book. Every time I walk down this road I worry I will never solve the problems I’m having with a particular book. That, i’m sorry, but I can’t do it, revoke … Continue reading

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iPad Pro Sketches

Two more drawings done with the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. It’s very interesting how the materials we use effect what our drawings look like. How I draw and paint, how I build up shadow – it’s very different when I … Continue reading

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Travel sketches

 I’m doing a bit of sketching on my iPad during my travels. Below are a few. These were done with the 53 pencil and an Adonit Jot in the Sketch Club App. Only the top one, Mr. Poe, is of … Continue reading

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The most humble of tools.

I talk about the power of pencil and paper when I speak at schools and libraries. Tools that every kid knows how to use and yet, when combined with an active imagination, they are the best starting points for any type of … Continue reading

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Sketchbook chaos part 2

    From the new sketchbook.

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Hemingway’s Squirrel

A sketch from – Hemingway’s Squirrel. The Heartwarming tale of Hemingway and a spunky squirrel who showed up one day looking for whiskey. The squirrel acted as inspiration and foil often telling Hemingway his writing sucked just to see what happened. … Continue reading

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Quick Sketch – Rogues Gallery

What do I do with an extra 20 minutes of swim team practice for my daughter? Some quick bad guy designs.

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