Wednesday, September 23, 2009

James Gurney is awesome

Ok, so I should be working, but I checked my google reader and just had to share this one with you. If you are not already following James Gurney's blog, you really should. is filled with practical advice and plenty of art tips, not to mentioned that it's very inspiring. I love the posts when he walks us through how he creates images.

His book "Imaginative Realism" is almost out so he's posted some promo clips for it. This last one just cracked me up. Enjoy.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wright on Time - Arizona is here!

Is there anything more exciting than getting a box of one of your own books in the mail? It was a great day the other day, when my box of WRIGHT IN TIME - ARIZONA published by Do Life Right, Inc. arrived. Don't they look great? The black and white illustrations inside also look wonderful.

The best thing is that the artwork for Book 2 is almost complete, so we will soon be seeing Book 2 as well.

Happy drawing to all.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mary Grand Pre draws Harry Potter


Thank you to my good friend Tanya Jordening for pointing this video out to me. It shows Mary GrandPre, the illustrator of the Harry Potter series, talking about her work process and inspiration for the characters while drawing a sketch of Harry Potter. It is a really interesting clip. Watching other artists draw and talk about what they do is always so helpful.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Incredible Aquarium

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

I stumbled across this video on facebook. If you need a little break just sit back and enjoy. This takes me back to my scuba diving days. One of my dreams always was to swim with a whale shark so seeing a bunch in this aquarium is simply amazing. One of these days I'll get back to the ocean and some serious scuba diving.


Molly Idle reads Night, Night Noah at Tempe Center for the Arts

If you are looking for something to do this Thursday moring, September 10th, between 10:00 am and 11:00 am The Tempe Center for the Arts will have another story time at the gallery.
Molly Idle will be reading her book: "Nighty, Night Noah." Stop on by for the story and enjoy some beautiful artwork while you are there. The illustratior show will still be up until September 19th. There is also a craft activity for kids to create their own picture book.
The Tempe Center for the Arts is located at:
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 350-2829
‎Hope to see you there.