Pirates, Poses and a Mathematical Snowman

I drew some short, fat little pirates a few weeks back and made them into clip art which is now available in my Etsy store. I sold a set yesterday, woo! I love making clip art and digital stamps. I get to draw whatever geeky stuff I want and then, if I’m lucky, it sells. That’s a good deal. I have a set of funky robots on the go too.

We had a wonderful model yesterday in the life drawing session. Lots of super poses that were challenging to draw. I love when models know exactly how to pose and provide the artists with both a challenge and an attractive pose. I’m still using my new pen and it’s been good for me. I can’t erase it so I have to be more careful when I start out. It’s been a good exercise so far.

Above are a couple of ATCs made for various swaps. My frumpy little geisha and a mathematical snowman (don’t ask). Both are done in markers and ink. I picked up some nice marker fine liners. Love them so far. They’re the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner and come in many different colors. I’ll be buying more!

ArtTrader’s latest issue comes out next week! Tons of amazing how-to articles so visit the site and grab a copy next week. It’s free.


  1. alarmcat

    i always have to do a double take on your marker drawings! they are so pretty and precise I think they are Vector artwork!! you have a fine eye for details!

  2. Faye

    You have an amazing talent in drawing. Your life drawings are really fine works. I love the mathematical snowman (math major in college) and your geisha.

  3. Neesie

    You are so talented. Each piece of artwork is so different.
    I'm in awe of you using a pen that you can't rub out!!! Wow that's scary but your drawing is exquisite.
    Enjoy your weekend

  4. Astera

    How did you come up with the idea of a mathematical snow man?! πŸ˜€
    These are all very nice pieces…as always I am in awe of your life drawings: it's amazing the precision and fluency you achieved with that complicated pose! πŸ™‚

  5. Helen Campbell

    I love your work, such variety in methods and always fabulous. I'm especially impressed with your life drawing class. I may need to take one to get over my phobia for drawing humans.

  6. ~Rasz~

    Great drawings! The pirate is too cool! Bonus the clip art set sold too! I never enjoyed drawing from a live model. And you are doing it in ink! You did a fantastic job. Your cards are great too. Have a Happy PPF!

  7. Cindy D.

    I love the design of the geisha! And I really like those pens. My favorite is the dark pink/magenta one. And the two greys I use a lot. The ones I have don't seem to have color names on them!

  8. denthe

    Love your pirate! And that geisha-lady is so cute.Must be challenging to draw with a pen you can't erase. I might give it a try too, I really like how it looks.

  9. Giggles

    You are such a talented artist…I love your fat little pirate…so sexy!! lol Love everything you create! Just amazing work! Such a happy fun blog!

    Hugs Giggles

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