artist's technique drawing for children's book

work in progress – underdrawing technique

Drawing is the basis of all my work. In the old master’s tradition of underpainting, with my own twist, underdrawings are created. With this in place painting is done using transparent washes to create a soft realistic glow. Here you can see the before and after of this technique.

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artist's technique watercolor work in progress book cover illustration

work in progress – illustrating children’s book

The process of creating illustrations for a children’s book about four rescued shelter dogs is shown in views of the work in progress on the drawing board. Stages of the watercolor and pastel illustrations for book from underdrawings to final art with photos.

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artist work in progress pet oil portrait in progress on easel

work in progress – oil portrait painting steps

The stages of painting a pet portrait in oil shown in stages on the artist’s easel to the final painting.

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artist work in progress Christmas children's book Santa and reindeer

On deb’s drawing table

Work in progress on the Christmas children’s book titled “Santa’s Note.”

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