It began innocently enough.
Last December I wrote a story about a hiker caught by a blizzard at the top of a New Hampshire mountain. I wanted an illustration. I was away from home and didn’t have any resources beyond a bland version of Windows paint. I spent a few minutes to make a quick B&W computer sketch and put it up.
I had been pretty involved in the visual arts years ago but was very out of practice. Still, it was fun to give it a try. I started to make little drawings for my posts and often “colorized” them on the computer.
I did use a few older drawings and paintings, but usually I made changes. For instance I took a painting of an apple that was painted in “renaissance style” with an under painting and glazed color. I then added “Frank’s” hand reaching for the apple.
Another time I took an old self portrait and ‘un-painted’ half of it.
For the most part, though, I started with a new drawing, usually drawn and colorized the same day I posted them.
Sometimes I used colored pens or colored pencils.
Other times, like that first drawing, I did the whole thing on the computer.
Below are a few of my favorite drawings that I made for Trent’s World (the Blog). I hope you enjoy!