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Old Sketches – Drawing Unicorns and Pegasus Before they were Cool

These are all pen and ink and pencil

this is ink then tweaked with Corel Paint Shop
draft for embroidery on jean jacket
draft for painting on glass

Antique Embroidery Art

My old “hand embroidered” Triumph Motorcycle Jean Jacket
Original “OOAK” no pattern, no photo,
just out of my head, a lot of embroidery thread
and tons of patience!
It took me over sixs weeks to do ~
20 years ago.
(I had painted a matching horse on our
’70 Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle tank too
but sadly, we no longer have the bike).
Our 1970 Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle (note my cool ’76 Caprice Classic station wagon with it’s electric sliding door and window in the background!)
he told me if I could start it I could ride it. So I did.
he told me if I could start it I could ride it. So I did.

First Draft Illustration

this is an illustration for a story I’m currently writing

Prismacolor colored pencil &
India ink & Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph pen
on 9″x12″sketch paper

She started as a doodled idea that turned into a full blown painting.  Many of my paintings start out this way (what I call “thinking on paper” while having a mental block).
She is a character in my book and that is all I’ll reveal of her at this time as the story is still being written.