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Strength

Strength Lion Face

This piece was done in Adobe Illustrator. I wanted the lion to have a graphic look to it while maintaining the lions strong characteristics. I have featured this piece in my Encouraging Words book that you can purchase from the Kindle store on amazon.com. Click here to be taken to my book.

Contentment

Contentment Giraffe Face

This piece was done in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The giraffe head I painted by hand with water colors. I then scanned it into Photoshop to enhance it slightly. The foliage was all drawn in Illustrator. I wanted the giraffe to have a soft look while staying with a graphic look for the foliage. I have featured this piece in my Encouraging Words book that you can purchase from the Kindle store on amazon.com.Click here to be taken to my book.

Peering Out

Peering Out Zebra Face

This piece was done in Adobe Illustrator. I wanted the lion to have a graphic look to it while maintaining the lions strong characteristics. I have featured this piece in my Encouraging Words book that you can purchase from the Kindle store on amazon.com. Click here to be taken to my book.

Ready

Ready Cheetah Face Profile

This piece was done in Adobe Illustrator.I wanted the cheetah to have a graphic look to it while maintaining the cheetahs stealthy characteristics. I have featured this piece in my Encouraging Words book that you can purchase from the Kindle store on amazon.com. Click here to be taken to my book.

Tree Mouse

Tree Mouse

This illustration started as a colored pencil drawing. I scanned it into Photoshop. I then optimized and selected the image. After selecting the image I dropped out the paper background and was left with a clean selection of just the mouse and tree branch. I then placed it into Illustrator and added the foliage and background. I have featured this piece in my Encouraging Words book that you can purchase from the Kindle store on amazon.com. Click here to be taken to my book.

Eagle Profile

Eagle Profile Face

I started this illustration with a simple pencil sketch. I then scanned it into Photoshop and placed it into Illustrator. I wanted to keep the emphasis on the expression more then all of the details of an eagles head. I feel that Illustrator is a great tool for clean edged illustration.

Sarah With Her Elanoc

Sarah With Her Elanoc Bird

Sarah was out walking her pet Elanoc, when suddenly she felt the need to stop and strike a dramatic pose. Sarah is a character that you might find in the Choose Your Own Adventure story at tinyhaven.com. I started with a pencil sketch of Sarah and some bird concepts. Then I scanned in the sketches and produced the entire painting in Photoshop CC.

Two For Dinner

Two For Dinner Dragons

In Tiny Haven, it’s always difficult dealing with un-invited guests. This illustration started as a water color painting. I brought it into Photoshop CC and with minimal digital enhancements I produced the final mixed media painting.

Rivkah With Her Long Axe

Warrior Woman with Long Axe

Rivkah stops along her journey to wonder if she will ever find Shamgarn. She has been looking for him throughout the plains in
Tiny Haven. I started this illustration with a simple pencil sketch. I then scanned it into Photoshop and painted the warrior woman. I designed the background in Illustrator and the placed the warrior woman into the Illustrator drawing.

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