Illustrations


Illustrations are art created to illustrate a concept, instructions, text or product.  While they are technically graphic art they use the same skills and techniques as fine art.  Many styles can be used but I prefer the line drawings produced by a technical pen on illustration board.


Christmas Cards

Many years I created illustrations for my own Christmas cards.  They are mini line drawings that express some aspect of the holiday season.  Creating my own cards allowed for a personal touch not found in the stores.

"Kitten in a Stocking"

technical pen on illustration board

"Candle"

technical pen on illustration board

"Al-bear-querque"

technical pen on illustration board

"Ballooning Santa"

technical pen on illustration board


"Santa Kitty"

technical pen on illustration board


"Bunny's Christmas Tree"

technical pen on illustration board


Commercial Printing Brochure

When I took the Commercial Printing course at my local tech school I was required to create a brochure to advertise the program.  Here are the line drawings I created for it to illustrate the steps of the printing process and a couple interesting tools..


My Favorite Drawing Tools