Saturday, June 30, 2012


This paper sculpture bookworm originally had 3 sets of "hands" and 3 books to go with those hands,  but I didn't like how it looked.  This still isn't great, but it sold right away.  You never know what people are gonna go for.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Giraffe Topiary

Longwood Gardens, covering 1077 acres, is located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in Kennet Square, PA.  This shot was taken in the enormous conservatory, built in 1919.  This area of the conservatory features topiary and hanging plants.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hawk "Sphinx" Moth

I found this moth at the foot of the tower where I work at the PHL airport. I brought him home with me and took a few photos before releasing him on a tree surrounded by nectar yielding plants and flowers.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bengal Tigers

These Bengal Tigers were photographed at a small zoo in Wilmington, Delaware called the Brandywine Zoo.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Before & After

This is what my original "Shadows" comic strip looked like before doing it with vectors.  Everything was changed, even the font and borders.  And the turtle, Fleetwood, was completely changed  in the last panel.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kritter Kids "Shadows"

This is my first Kritter Kids comic strip completely reworked using vectors.  There is nothing left of the original line work.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Tower

I took this shot on a back road in lower New Castle County, Delaware.  But what is it?  I thought I knew of all the lighthouses in Delaware and I'm not aware of any one that looks like this.  Maybe it's a lookout tower of some sort.  Any information would be great.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Orchid Girl

Vectoring is more time consuming than I thought. Either that or I'm not very good at it. Yet. Anywho...the dress is actually an orchid photo I posted last week here on my blog. I always thought of that orchid as a dress and now you can see what was clangin' around in my head.

This project was done entirely in Inkscape, using various forms of the pen tool.

Thank you to my lovely model, Jessica, for the use of her stock photo. [link]

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Julia Samples

Here are a few background samples to go with my old Julia Roberts caricature.  The one in the middle is my favorite.

Julia samples, February 1992

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gazania Color Splash

My son and I pulled into a rest stop in Smyrna, Delaware because I could see some colorful flowers there as we were driving by.  This Gazania was very nice, but I just had to play with the colors.