Category Archives: Sketch Book

Illustrating My First Book “Secret Under the Apple Tree” by Heather Stinnett

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This is my next adventure! I’m illustrating my story, Secret Under the Apple Tree. I’ve mentioned this on my about page, and now  I’ve started the expedition!  I’m very excited to be sharing this project with you!  I’m planning on self publishing it. I’ll let you know what company I use. This first illustration here will be my front cover. Any tips on illustrating or publishing would be very appreciated!

#1 Pencil Sketch

#1 Pencil Sketch

# 2 Tracing Sketch

# 2 Tracing Sketch and Transferring onto Watercolor Paper

Outlined with Pen

#3 Outlined with Pen on Watercolor Paper

secret under the apple tree blog sketch 3secret under the apple tree blog sketch 4I’m using my Micron pens, sizes .005 and .02 on Strathmore Alexis Watercolor Paper. The pen is showing up very rich and dark.

1956 Oldsmobile Super 88~ Drawing

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Art Prints

This was a commission that I just recently finished. I’m happy how it turned out.  Soon I’ll ship it on its way to its owner!  Something to remember though, is that you can’t ship on the weekends! Bummer!

Medias: I used my Faber Castell markers, .005 Micron pen, colored pencils, and pastel pencils. They all layered very well on Strathmore Bristol paper! (Its very thick and hearty) 😉

*Commission* Oldsmobile- Sketch in Progress Stage 1 and 2

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stage1and2ofOldsmobile

This was a commission given to me around the end of last month. So far I’ve used Ink, colored pencils and Markers. Later I will add Pastel pencils for the final touch-ups and ground. I really appreciate the lady who commissioned me for this work, she’s been great to work for! 🙂

Tin Lizzy Ford- Sketch in Progress

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Tin lizyHere is a sketch of the first stage of my next drawing. I hope to get it finished this week.

Old Ford Pickup- Mixed Media Drawing in Progress

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fordpickup in progressHere are the progressive stages of my latest drawing. I will be drawing another older car model soon!

I used four different mediums, Faber Castell markers, .005 Micron pen, Drewent colored pencils, and
Generals pastel pencils.

The green is colored pencil. I used my markers for the darker areas. And pastels for the ground and touch ups here and there. I’ll post the finished product tomorrow.

Old Ford Model T Car- Ink Drawing in Progress

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Old ford in progress I’m having fun drawing this old Ford Car and am putting my Faber Castell Markers to use. I’m hoping to finish this today or tomorrow and have it available as a print on Fine Art America.com

Raven- Ink Drawing

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Photography Prints

I started by using my regular brown brush pen and then gradually added other shades of brown and grey from my new set of markers, by Faber Castell. They’re pretty good markers, but the size I got was not as large as my usual. They also put out a lot more ink. I’m still learning how to work with them. Hopefully I’ll figure out just the right technique. 😉 Next I will be incorporating pastel into my Ink Series. So far I’m having fun and can’t wait to do more! 🙂

Feather-Ink Drawing

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Sell Art Online

I really think that feathers are neat! I took a photo of this dove’s feather a few years back and now I decided to draw a picture of it. Soon I’ll be trying out some Faber Castell Markers  and see how they work out. 🙂 Sadly, the company that made the marker that I’m using went out. So I can’t get anymore. 😦 I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get the same affect with my new markers, but I guess we’ll see. 😉

Two Morels- Ink Drawing

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Art Prints

This is the last of the Morel Mushroom drawings. It was a fun series to do. Hopefully as long as my pen doesn’t go out, I can keep this style going. 🙂

Morel Mushroom- Ink Drawing

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Here is my second drawing of a Morel Mushroom. I’m having fun with this series.