Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Landscape paintings for travel journal

Bristle cone pines 

Lake Tahoe

Fireworks over Stinson Beach

Napa vineyards

Sailship in the Bay

Virginia City

Yosemite, Toulon Meadows

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Synchro Sisters Forever, Mermaid Dreams - Katie R reads form her book


Chloe is a ballerina. Sophia loves gymnastics. Jenna is on the swim team. However, what these three best friends love most of all is playing together at the local pool. One day they discover a unique sport that combines all of their passions — Synchronized Swimming! But when the novice team tryouts don’t go quite as planned, at least one girl is left wondering if they will ever really become “synchro sisters forever”.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING IS AN OLYMIC SPORT that empowers young athletes by building their minds, bodies, character and social skills. However, the lack of awarness and participation threaten this beautiful sport’s prospects in the U.S. That is why the end of this book includes resources the allow readers to find a nearby club, learn fun tricks, and meet real synchronized swimmers!

Buy a book here:

All poceeds from sales go directly to USA Synchro, the sport’s governing body. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Friday, November 11, 2016

Toto's Story, Chapter-book for 6-10 year old kids

Book cover and chapter-head illustrations for "Toto's Story, My Amazing Adventures with Dorothy in Oz" 

Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, Toto tells us what really happened when he and Dorothy made that magical journey to Oz. Read all about the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West…through Toto’s eyes.
Buy it on Steve Metzger's website  and also download 3 free coloring pages.
Or buy it on Amazon.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Gif

This piece was made for an organization that supports South African mothers and children. This little gif is a part of their mothers's day campaign. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sugar-skull girl

Sweet Sugar-skull Girl
I have wanted to draw this type of half pin-up half sugar-skull girl for a long time. As Mel Milton, the amazing Disney artist says in an interview when Will Terry asks him about art, you can draw robots and spaceships, monsters and muscled dudes and get away with the lack of things, anatomic or other  flaws. However, drawing pretty girls is another cup of tea. Spoiling things can make them repulsive or ridiculous instead of irresistibly attractive.
Link to the interview.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hommage to Norman Rockwell and Happy Holidays!

It is always great challenge to to try to capture a bit of great artists's style and approach without copying them. Nostalgia and charm. 

Happy Holidays! Little boy presenting a holidays gift to a solder.

Little boy with present (detail)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Adult Coloring mermaid dream

I have been working on an adult coloring book for a while now. I asked some friends to test color the ready pages. They all loved the variety and the little twist on the Surprisingly it takes at least a day to finish one page from pencil sketching to the ready coloring page. It is joyful and relaxing to create them too.
Mermaid Dream

Friday, December 11, 2015

Amelia Earhart Queen of Aviation

 I have always been amazed by brave women as well as machines. Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic Ocean alone....I wanted to draw her first aero-plane the Canary too so I did a little research. Look at the vessel...I am fascinated and shocked because it looks somewhat simple as if you could DIY it at home. Would you try flying on it? :) I would probably chicken away.

Amelia Earhart, aviation queen from the 1930s (personal project)