Here are some black and white and a few color illustrations from a book by Ethan Dolby. He will be publishing it sometime this next year. Please contact me if you would be interested in buying a copy. Thanks.
Children's Book Illustrations
These illustrations are drawn using ink and watercolor pencils. I then add more watercolors and ink to create a fun & whimsical drawing that anyone, young and old, can enjoy.
I also am currently working on a children's book…. you can see the book project in my other album, "Under the Morning Star."
"Owls & Worm"
"Skunks in Flowers"
"Crow & Sunflowers"
"Under the Sea"
"3 Little Giraffes"
"Bunnies Pulling Carrots"
"Candy Cane Lane"
Black & White Sketchwork
From illustrations that I've completed to sketches that have remained black and white… this little collection of sketches provides you with a sneak peek into what my paper would look like before I begin doing the final drawing.
Everything I do is hand done. I'm an old fashioned kind of person, so I do not use the computer to manipulate my work of any kind. The sketches here are put onto a light box where I'll trace over them onto my final paper… then I'll begin the watercolor pencils/ink lines. If I make a BIG mistake… I have to start from scratch…. so I really try to turn everything, even the flaws… into the final work. :)
Paintings: Floral & Butterflies
Nature is filled with beauty and we are surrounded by it each and every day. My hope here is to capture little glimpses of the glow and shine upon the ordinary flowers and critters fluttering around us.
My palette is very influenced by the Swedish colors as I am very Scandinavian. But it's also very much influenced by those days when the sun hits a color and it radiates vibrant yet soft colors of blues and yellows, etc.
"Sunflowers on Blue"
"Yellow Tulips on Green"
Pink Tulip: 2/3
Pink Tulips: 3/3
"It is Well"
Pink Tulip: 1/3
"Trees on Orange"
Illustrations on Paper
These Iittle illustrations range from 5x7 to 8x10 in size and are drawn with ink on acid free designed paper. I fill in the illustration with watercolor and more ink leaving some areas alone so one can see the paper designs show through the paint.