Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Kiss

The idea for “the Kiss” was born when I saw a photograph of myself showing me with this really long stretched face (I don’t even know how I did it). It didn’t take me long to decide that the illustration needed a frog as counterpart. To keep everyone’s attention on  the frog and me, I only  colored the frog and myself and kept the background in light gray, yellow and blue tones.

I started the illustration with an ink line drawing on illustration board. On top of the line drawing I applied layers of prisma colors and acrylics. In addition I used dark oil washes on the woman and the frog to get some texture and to intensify the contrast.

1.sketch   2. ink drawing, acrylic & oil washes   3. in progress

Mixed Media Illustration Class

…to everybody who’s interested in learning how to do illustrations: Beginning March 24 I will teach a class at the Bay Rivers Art Guild of Daphne, every Thursday 9 AM – Noon for six weeks.  It will be a step by step demonstration of the full creation process of mixed media illustrations by using colored pencils, acrylics, watercolors and more.  Of course there are different ways of  “mixed media” – this is just one way of doing it. Some of my former posts will give you an idea of how I work – starting out with a sketch, continuing with color studies and finally finishing the painting using different kinds of media.

For more information, please, visit the Bay Rivers Art Guild website @