Guitar Player illustration from sketch to final

I took a few pictures to show step by step how I finish an illustration with mixed media on illustration board:

  1. Scanning my sketch and work on a digital color study (left). Transferring the sketch onto illustration board, adding some detail and color with colored pencils and a wash of acrylics (right):

2. Oil color wash, lifting off oil color with a kneaded eraser:

3. Adding detail with colored pencils and acrylics:

4. Having my bird make work a bit more entertaining:

5. Final:

My new book is coming out soon…

…maybe not that soon.

Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys will be published by Black Rose Writing in February 2021.

The book is available for preorder NOW and ONLY at If you want to purchase Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys prior to the publication date of February 18, 2021, please, feel free to use the promo code: PREORDER2020 to receive a 15% discount.

Miranda is unlike all of her friends. While her friends love getting new and shiny toys, she sees beauty in the broken and unwanted ones.

Becoming the Queen of Broken Toys, Miranda often feels lonely until one day a boy shows up at her gates.

An extensive toy search and some unexpected raspberry-tea- and-tomato-and-cheese-sandwich-disaster change her life forever.

Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys is a humorous yet heartwarming story dealing with lacking values in today’s throwaway society, accompanied by quirky illustrations.