I was lucky enough to find these awesome Nature Magazines at an antiques shop nearby; I love the cover illustrations here by a person named Hexom. I think they are engravings, but not sure. Great colour and composition. And take a close look at that otters expression!! Not the happy-go-lucky fun loving little guys we thought we knew.
Japanese Maple: pen, marker on paper. Always a beautiful tree, but dangerous, just look at those serrated edges.
Swans: pen on paper. I was once out fishing with my Dad in Mitchell's Bay on Lake St. Clair, and we heard what sounded like a very loud motor starting up back near the shore. In looking around it turned out to be a large flock of swans taking off from the water. There are many more swans in Southwestern Ontario than there are here around Toronto; in the Fall they migrate in large V's just like the Canada geese do, and at dusk they look like they are glowing.
Early Battle Scenes 2: pencil on paper. Oh oh. Looks like trouble for the little guys at the bottom.
Early Battle Scenes 1: pencil on paper. Part of a large scale battle scene amongst my long list of not-yet-realized ideas.
Early Party Howls 1: pen, pencil on paper. Precursor of current Howls, hanging out in my sketchbooks. I love how their hats match their coats.
Guest Post Kes Longman: pen on paper. Wow. You know, when I approached Kes about doing a guest post, he was a little apprehensive( I could tell because he started to eat a crayon he was holding). I explained that he could of course draw whatever he liked, no pressure to make it representational, or meaningful or even comprehensible. Just have fun, and be sure to submit me the jpeg of the finished image at 300dpi by 10pm EST Friday night. Well done, young man, well done.