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The Trunk

The Trunk

•Drawn with a Pilot Gtec C4 pen on Fabriano acid free paper.
•Photographed on ultra cool Orange Bristol Board.
•Size is 10″ by 10″ or 254mm by 254mm.

As always, much of the art posted to this blog is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop. Thank you.

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The Hopper Eleven Swinging its Tail

A one legged creature with one foot and three toes swinging it’s tail circling into oblivion.

The Hopper Eleven Specimen Swinging its Tail - 10" by 10"

These one legged creatures with three toes are common amongst my art. Found on flowers, on eyes and hoppers, a creature of my own creation they tie “it” together for me as an artist. A signature style of sorts.

I began *drawing Hoppers in Early 2004. Their upper body is always round, full of spirals encircling to the core of their being. Each circle represents an idea, a thought that we as individuals each experience every day we are alive on earth. A Hopper is memory. A Hopper is life.

A Hopper is usually happy. Eleven is ecstatic as he is full of many many dreams.

Happy Hopping!


Size – 10 by 10 inches or 25.4cm by 25.4cm
Mediums used – Pilot G-tec C4 pen on acid free Fabriano Sketchbook paper.

*I am still recovering from my move to WordPress.com. Much, let’s say 90% of my images are still missing from my blog. It’s going to take time to put it all back together again. You’ll notice past hoppers not even there… only the trail of words written.

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Artist Tip #5 – How to Package Aunt Wilma’s Christmas Gift

Artist Tip #5 – How to Package Aunt Wilma’s Christmas Gift

Remember that eyeball you tore out? I bet you saved it! Go now and get your Aunt Wilma caricature with red rose collage and wrap it in red paper. Tie this with green ribbon. Next punch a hole through that saved eyeball. Using a little more green ribbon loop the eyeball to the red wrapped gift as your hand-made Christmas gift tag.

Aunt Wilma will love it.

Next Weeks Tip – Why you should save your used Christmas wrapping paper

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Artist Tip #4 – How to make aunt Wilma happy now that you’ve made her mad

Artists Tip #4 – How to make aunt Wilma happy now that you’ve made her mad

Now that Aunt Wilma is flaming angry because you caricatured her face and ripped out one of her eyeballs paste a pretty paper red rose in place of the missing wrinkled third eyeball that you previously created from one unsightly pen line. Explain to her that she is beautiful and that you love her. Do NOT apologize. Give this collage to her as a gift this Christmas.

Next Weeks Tip – How to package Aunt Wilma’s Christmas Gift

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Artists Tip #3 – How to hide that unsightly pen line

Artists Tip #3 – How to hide that unsightly pen line

When you’ve drawn a line and it’s bad because you smudged it, drew the line too long, too short, gave aunt Wilma an extra eyeball or twitched from being startled from your rhythm by said aunt Wilma simply give her another eyeball. In other words draw another line or two. Give Aunt Wilma’s third or fourth eye wrinkles if need be. In as worst case scenario tear the eyeball (line) out and paste something in it’s place. Instant multi-media collage.

Next Weeks Tip – How to make aunt Wilma happy now that you’ve made her mad

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