Inktober is back! Here is some info: http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober Join and create! What could be more "fast" (today's theme) than a seahorse race? I used a variety of color inks and my zebra brush pen as pictured below. This scene is derived from a sea story I am working on. I can't wait to see everyone else's sketches this month. It will be great fun to participate!
City of Hope Pediatric Picnic Success! It was such a wonderful event for the families, it was an honor to meet some of the families, draw for the kids, and meet talented cartoonists and comic artists!! Thanks to Scott Shaw and especially to Paul Gagon and Sharon Gagon taking care of us and making sure we didn't melt of heat! Some talented artists I met were Talia Ellis, Ivan Camilli, and Terry Wilson. Can't wait for next year!
I was so honored when Miss Judy Wilson member of Starfleet an international fan club for Star Trek and editor of the the USS Colombia NCC 2049 ship newsletter asked to feature my Leonard Nimoy cat illustration in the April 2016 issue. I am a Star Trek fan and painted this piece in honor of our beloved actor and character, Spock, he portrayed so well. There are some amazing articles about Leonard Nimoy and more! See information about the ship here: http://www.usscolumbia.net/ncc-2049/ and some screen shots of the newsletter below: Oh, yeah and one of my favoriteSpock scenes. What is your favorite Spock scene?
With this artwork, I experimented with a different medium,
drawing and painting on wood. Art is a journey and it is fun to take different
paths of trying a new style, medium, or theme, and just "play"- this
work was very relaxing and fun to create. I enjoy sharing the journey with my
students in guiding them to dive in and try new things, take inspiration from
many resources and spontaneously apply that in a lesson, and create an
environment where my students feel free to create and "play" through
their own journey of art making to discover new possibilities.This
pieceexpresses an appreciation for
nature and it's beauty. It highlights the playfulness and magic of the
hummingbird,and symbolizes the
co-evolution between plants and animals. I am still experimenting with more flower/animal pieces but this final piece "Hummingbirds of Paradise" will show in the What Those Who Teach Can Do art show at the Art Institutes of Southern California in Costa Mesa in May 2016. Come check it out!
11x17" Colored Pencil and Watercolor on Wood $350.00