Mossy pincushion sculptures made of wool, intricately hand-sculpted and needlefelted.
Fiber Sculpture: Mushroom Form Study
Created with organic cotton and silk, these crochet sculptures focus on the mushroom form.
These little whimsical worlds begin as photographs containing little clay houses set in nature. The illustrative lines and additions are added on after the photos have been professionally printed.
Photos are taken with my Canon DSLR T3i. The lighting in each picture is natural and captured with the camera. The clay used for the little structures are sculpted by hand with either porcelain or polymer clay. Illustrative elements are then drawn on with pigment ink and gouache.
“I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” ― Beatrix Potter
Drawing has been a part of my life since I could hold a pencil. With 20 years of sketchbooks in my archives, I can honestly say that drawing is a passion and a talent that I've held onto throughout my journey.
My styles have varied through the years - dabbling with comics, anime, technical, scientific, etc - but I've discovered that nature is a theme where I thrive. Early inspirations include the works of Miyazaki Hayao, Walt Disney, Beatrix Potter, Albrecht Durer, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Tools of choice include .03 ballpoint pens, calligraphy pen and ink, pigment ink, and some graphite. I prefer to color illustrations in watercolor, copic markers, or digitally in Photoshop (though I prefer to work in traditional media these days).
To be honest, I used to hate working with watercolors, simply because I didn't have the patience to wait for paint to dry. Now, I can't imagine going anywhere without my palette and brush.
I paint anywhere I can sit or stand, undisturbed - more recently this includes a moving train. Watercolors of choice are formulated by Sennelier. Brushes of choice are generally water pens by Pentel or Kuretake.