9"x12" Bic ball point pen on Arches 150 lb. cold-press.
underdrawing for the watercolor painting to be used for the holiday card that I will be sending out snail mail this year.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Monday, February 14, 2011
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Click the link to view this years animated e-card.
Animated Valentine 2011 CLICK HERE
This is a fun light animation that only uses about 500k of memory. Note if you are an artist who uses Adobe Illustrator, you should really try Flash. The programs are compatible with each other and animation adds an extra dimension to your work.
Have an fantastic Valentine's Day
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A Piper's tune - holiday card
A Piper's Tune
Come and make some music,
Come and join the dance,
Set aside your daily toil,
And leave the rest to chance.
Life's too short a journey
To waste the hours away.
Leave behind your worry
And take some time to play.
Arches 150lb. Cold press 9" x 12" Rembrant watercolor, ball point pen
10hr piece - 6hr painting
My annual holiday card. I always alternate a boy or a girl of a specific traditional culture - this year Greece - charming a dragon - a hydra - with a traditional musical instrument - pan pipes.
To my friends and followers, I'm so sorry it's been so long since I posted, It's been an intense year. The Animalphabet is done and I will be uploading the rest gradually over the next few weeks. I am also starting and insectabet for my new cousin Tatum, and am starting an endangered animal collection for Cynthia, so if you do like to stop around, I will be posting more regularly from now on.
Happy Holidays! - Llyn
Thursday, January 14, 2010
It ate the sofa's stuffing,
And left the house a mess.
After chewing up the carpet,
It tore up my best dress.
It ate the kitchen table,
the mower, and a tire;
Then hacked out a giant hair ball
filled with chicken wire.
When it wallowed in the horse poop,
It's feathers really stank
(Boy I'm glad I caught it
Before it ate the propane tank).
It was being very naughty,
And you may think it maligned,
But I for one am happy,
Now that it's confined.
Another entry to Illustration Friday. If you haven't joined the group - you should. A new word to illustrate each Friday, and you get a week to complete the assignment. It really is a fun thing to do.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Everything has more than one purpose.
Some have many.
It is just a matter of thought
From using both.
What you do with that 'ol " brain bucket" when the styrofoam just won't protect the noggin any more.
I'm going to try to be better about posting in the new year. Most of it concerning the publishing company my books and the life of an animation artist trying to get her work out there. All the best to everyone in this new year!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Charming the Goddess, holiday card
This is the un-cropped version of my holiday card for this year. Since the Winter Solstice is a celebratory season for so many cultures and religions, I cover a different one each year with my annual greeting to friends and family (I've covered 10 so far). If you would like to get a copy of this in your post box, e-mail me your snail mail address, and I'll send you a nice printed piece for the holidays.
9"X12" Arches 140 lb. coldpress, Rembrant watercolors, Ball point pen (Bic stic)
Charming the Goddess
Can you tame the goddess
That makes love with the night,
And holds the mystic secrets
Of what is wrong and right?
Can you sing the gentle words
Filled with ancient rhyme,
Stilling her dark temper
To shift the sands of time?
Come and play a magic tune,
Strike a cord of chance,
Weave the words of wisdom,
And make the winged one dance.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
This is a piece I did for a quick watercolor demonstration a few years back. It took about 3 hours from start to finish and I used three different photos for reference. Note the cool effect at the top is done with Schminke Aero Colors and salt. You apply the salt while the paper is still damp with the paint but not quite dry. Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying, and then brush the salt off (I use a dull edged knife).
9" x 12" Arches hot press, Winsor & Newton water colors, Schminke Aero Colors, Berol 2B pencil, Staedtler pigment liners, salt, (razor/exacto knife blades and laytex erasers to demonstrate how to fix mistakes).
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Click on the link to connect to the animated
e-card. I do the cards regularly to keep my skills fress in Flash. I would be pleased if you looked at the card and pass the link on to your friends and family.
At the end of the card each Valentine you click on bursts open with a surprise message. Note that questionable harmonica music is both my own playing and composition. Enjoy!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is a portion from part of a poster I did for the Legend of the Five Rings a few years back for AEG. I’m not sure if the poster was ever made, because I never got a copy, but they used all of the dragons for cards.
Chromocolor and pigma micron pen on Arches 140lb. hot press
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is a card from the latest WARLORD CCG expansion set, "Shattered Empires."
When I get a Card like this, this exact description I get:
Belt of the Bear
Fighter Item. Armor. Belt.
We see a heavily muscled mid-third of a bare-chested Nothrog fighter. Around his waist is a broad belt, somewhat similar to current day boxing or wrestling champion belts (if a bit more practical to wear). The Metal plate over the belly shows a bear design.
The above illustration was executed in Chromacolour liquid Vinyl Chromacolour International and Sakura .005 Pigma Micron pen on 140lb Arches watercolor paper. 9"x7'
Check out the rest of the Game and buy the cards at :
If you like great fantasy artwork and a quick 2hr. card game, you'll have fun with Warlord.