Coffee Grounds and Sharpened Pencils …IF only.

So, I’m working on an exciting new illustration project.

The only hint I can give you is “farm.”
And that I’m going through coffee at a frighteningly fast rate…
…Oh, and I can show you this fun little collection I put together for a creative boost:

Barn Crates and Sunbeams
I found the “Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil” by AdamsboroSundries particularly inspiring:
Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil Low Shipping

But, I have been drawing up a storm…
Okay. So I guess I will also give you this sneak peak:

But that’s all you get.
For now.
(and I hope you feel “suspended” :)

No Time Like Play Time

I’ve been playing with mixed-media overlays of my drawings on other backgrounds:

Gertrude
After working on Gertrude I decided to work on another owl with a different method and medium. As much as I loooove my owls, I also enjoy realism with a touch of whimsy like my Itzhak Perlman. So here’s my colored pencil version of a barn owl:

 

 

“When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life.”  – Norman Rockwell

-ALMI