Category Archives: illustrations

“Undercover Cat” Book Cover

Author Patricia Fry published her fourth novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Undercover Cat. I began visualizing immediately! Since Patricia and I have worked together on three other covers I have a feel for the type

“Undercover Cat” Book Cover

Author Patricia Fry published her fourth novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Undercover Cat. I began visualizing immediately! Since Patricia and I have worked together on three other covers I have a feel for the type

"Sleight of Paw" book cover design.

“Sleight of Paw” Book Cover

The final sketch with color, adding the drill on the left with the cord that winds around through everything.. Author Patricia Fry published her third novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Sleight of Paw. I’ve illustrated

"Sleight of Paw" book cover design.

“Sleight of Paw” Book Cover

The final sketch with color, adding the drill on the left with the cord that winds around through everything.. Author Patricia Fry published her third novel in the mystery series “Klepto Cats”, this one titled Sleight of Paw. I’ve illustrated

book cover design

Illustrated Book Cover: “Catnapped”

I had the opportunity to create a painted book cover illustration, with cats! Meet Rags and Layla, who figure prominently in Catnapped, by Patricia Fry. Her book has just been released as an e-book, and I have the final cover

book cover design

Illustrated Book Cover: “Catnapped”

I had the opportunity to create a painted book cover illustration, with cats! Meet Rags and Layla, who figure prominently in Catnapped, by Patricia Fry. Her book has just been released as an e-book, and I have the final cover

“Cranberry Goes to the Block Party”, Illustrations, Design and Printing

Cranberry Goes to the Block Party is finished, bound and delivered. I initially posted a sketch and outlined the idea back in May, and through the following months worked out the illustrations, designed the text and coordinated the printing and

“Cranberry Goes to the Block Party”, Illustrations, Design and Printing

Cranberry Goes to the Block Party is finished, bound and delivered. I initially posted a sketch and outlined the idea back in May, and through the following months worked out the illustrations, designed the text and coordinated the printing and

e-book cover

E-Book Design

I’ve been learning to design and format e-books for my own sake and professionally—I’m a designer, I had designed books for two publishers years ago, this is another exciting skill to learn and to offer to commercial customers as well

e-book cover

E-Book Design

I’ve been learning to design and format e-books for my own sake and professionally—I’m a designer, I had designed books for two publishers years ago, this is another exciting skill to learn and to offer to commercial customers as well

illustration of rain garden

Illustration for Rain Garden Interpretive Sign

This illustration is 20″H x 30″W and is done in a combination of watercolor pencil and traditional watercolor on cold-press illustration board. I am familiar with most of the plants included in the garden, and after researching the plant list

illustration of rain garden

Illustration for Rain Garden Interpretive Sign

This illustration is 20″H x 30″W and is done in a combination of watercolor pencil and traditional watercolor on cold-press illustration board. I am familiar with most of the plants included in the garden, and after researching the plant list

Great Rescues Calendar and Gift Book

I’m pleased to present my first published work, truly a labor of love from creating the portraits within it to collecting the stories and designing, printing and publishing it. Great Rescues is a 16-month desk calendar and gift book featuring

Great Rescues Calendar and Gift Book

I’m pleased to present my first published work, truly a labor of love from creating the portraits within it to collecting the stories and designing, printing and publishing it. Great Rescues is a 16-month desk calendar and gift book featuring

signs for abandoned mine drainage project

Signs for Wingfield Pines Installed

I know I keep writing about these signs, but they were a very big project involving a number of people and a period of time, and even after all the designing and illustrating and planning, it’s nothing like seeing the

signs for abandoned mine drainage project

Signs for Wingfield Pines Installed

I know I keep writing about these signs, but they were a very big project involving a number of people and a period of time, and even after all the designing and illustrating and planning, it’s nothing like seeing the

illustration of house and rain garden

Downspout Disconnect Brochure and Illustrations

I am happy to share this brochure both for my design, photos and illustrations and for the information it offers. As we try to protect our water supplies and mitigate the chance of flooding during heavy rainfall, communities across the

illustration of house and rain garden

Downspout Disconnect Brochure and Illustrations

I am happy to share this brochure both for my design, photos and illustrations and for the information it offers. As we try to protect our water supplies and mitigate the chance of flooding during heavy rainfall, communities across the

sketch of owl

Final Welcome and Interpretive Signs for Wingfield Pines

This set of large signs describes both Wingfield Pines and the abandoned mine drainage system on the site. The images of the four full-color interpretive signs images will be embedded into anodized aluminum and set at a 30-degree angle on

sketch of owl

Final Welcome and Interpretive Signs for Wingfield Pines

This set of large signs describes both Wingfield Pines and the abandoned mine drainage system on the site. The images of the four full-color interpretive signs images will be embedded into anodized aluminum and set at a 30-degree angle on

logo for festival

Lots of Design and an Upcoming Event

The 23rd Carnegie Arts & Heritage Festival is just around the corner! I am on the planning committee as well as being a participating vendor in the Creative Marketplace, so we’ve been busy preparing for the festival, and I’ve been

logo for festival

Lots of Design and an Upcoming Event

The 23rd Carnegie Arts & Heritage Festival is just around the corner! I am on the planning committee as well as being a participating vendor in the Creative Marketplace, so we’ve been busy preparing for the festival, and I’ve been

image of brochure interior

Allegheny Land Trust Wingfield Pines Brochure

At long last, the system is in place. Abandoned mine drainage at the rate of 2,000 gallons per minute issuing from a mine on the Wingfield Pines property flows into the system at the left, flows out of water jets

image of brochure interior

Allegheny Land Trust Wingfield Pines Brochure

At long last, the system is in place. Abandoned mine drainage at the rate of 2,000 gallons per minute issuing from a mine on the Wingfield Pines property flows into the system at the left, flows out of water jets

designed two-page spread

Allegheny Land Trust Newsletter Illustrated Layout

Earlier I featured the illustrations I’d done for the most recent issue of Allegheny Land Trust’s newsletter Vistas. Here is the finished center spread for the newsletter in its full design. The idea is to show how many man-made processes

designed two-page spread

Allegheny Land Trust Newsletter Illustrated Layout

Earlier I featured the illustrations I’d done for the most recent issue of Allegheny Land Trust’s newsletter Vistas. Here is the finished center spread for the newsletter in its full design. The idea is to show how many man-made processes

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas January 2010

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas New Issue

We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust, “Thinking Green in Winter”. Among other things, this issue also includes the illustrations I did for the center spread. For other materials I’ve designed for this customer, please visit the

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas January 2010

Allegheny Land Trust Vistas New Issue

We just finished another 8-page newsletter for Allegheny Land Trust, “Thinking Green in Winter”. Among other things, this issue also includes the illustrations I did for the center spread. For other materials I’ve designed for this customer, please visit the

green roof illustration

Illustrations for Allegheny Land Trust

We created a two-page spread in the newsletter, using illustrations to get the point across. I kept them simple and colorful, drawn in Sharpie marker so they wouldn’t get too detailed. Hmm, though, how do you illustrate a sewer grate,

green roof illustration

Illustrations for Allegheny Land Trust

We created a two-page spread in the newsletter, using illustrations to get the point across. I kept them simple and colorful, drawn in Sharpie marker so they wouldn’t get too detailed. Hmm, though, how do you illustrate a sewer grate,