Thursday, December 10, 2015

Posted 60 more designs on my spoonflower site, now waiting for all 90 to print and proof....

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Got around to updating and making biologically accurate my Mahi-Mahi (dolphin-fish) in Cafepress and other spots, so I can use the fish in my book Sight Fishes.  My earlier drawing was from Paige's Book of Fishes and Whales, and like all the fish in there, very primitive, as I was still learning to use the tools at hand (at thet time Powerpoint and Paint). Over time I hope I have gotten better :0) Mahi's have many complex art features such as bright and shaded colors, moving from blue to green to yellows and oranges to browns.  Since I caught quite a few over the years and took their pictures, I now had enough of a library

Monday, December 7, 2015

New fish and dolphin fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap designs

Posted 30 new designs on Spoonflower, waiting for the proofs now before marking for sale.
This batch has whales, dolphins, penguins, and lots of fishes including trout, striped bass, and dozens of other ocean and river fish designs.
The proofs for five others will get up for sale today, including deep sea fishes, Garibaldi, and many others.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Art Blog 25 Nov 2015

Working now on fishes and animals of the Arctic Ocean and African rivers (i.e. Congo, Nile) for my next two children's Fishes and Whales books. I also have released individual works ahead of the books to buy on shirts, hats (Cafepress, Zazzle), wallpaper, fabrics (spoonflower), etc. on my shopping sites. I added Dalls Porpoise, and Elephant Fish for the next two books, in addition to Nile PerchTigerfish, and Harp Seals.  Also assembling a master book of all my fishes, and whales,  in a large color book called Sight Fishes for 2016, as a kid's fish identification work. For that book I pushed out a liopleurodon design on my designs page) .  If you didn't know, that monster had a giant set of jaws with snaggly teeth, like a mosasaur but bigger jaws compared to body length. For extinct animals, take pictures from a set of fossils, then using what I know about biology, then take some guesses for color and muscle structure. On the same site you can find my DunkleosteusOrthoconeXiphactinus, and  Megolodon. Illustration is by far the longest time element in any of my children's books, but I can reuse the drawings usually in other books, or for sale.