Monday, November 4, 2013

Drawing to Design

I recently had a project to design a logo for a product called PLATO. Here is the pencil drawing I used to create the illustrator file.
and then the finished graphic

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome Boris McBoar

For about a year and a half, I have been working with a college friend doing illustrations and designs for a new web experience— Today it is a reality as the beta site was launched. This has been lots of fun for me, working with a great friend and doing all sorts of fun designs. The store is still in the works and I designed several tee shirts that will be available there.

Boris McBoar is the warrior guide through the journey of a lifetime. Last year I actually made a stuffed Boris our lacrosse team mascot. Clicking on the little Boris on the site gives you lots of great insights and facts.

The content of this site is HUGH and interesting. The team of writers and artists that bring the vision of Carol Phelan to life are skilled and talented. So...please take a look. I think you will have a great time...And LIVE LIFE FULL BOAR!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Two drawings into posters

Here are two designs I recently created based on a Sherlock Holmes theme.

Friday, July 19, 2013

New Lax Drawing

Did this picture last week of one of my summer players. Nice girl, tough defender.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Arts in Easton Banners for 2013-2014

For the past couple of months I have been working on some projects, but haven't really had time to put them up here. I did my annual lacrosse drawings, but didn't have time to photograph them. My big projects have been working on graphics for my daughter's wedding (I will add in another post soon) and my banner paintings for the Arts in Easton Banner program hosted by the Avalon Foundation. I will post the link when it is up so you can go online and bid for my banners.

This time around I debated several subjects and wanted to do something that would be appropriate for the town and surrounding area. I also wanted to paint something that would be a little different. So I painted a huge Bufflehead duck.

The purple and green color on the head has interested me for a long time. I really stressed the eye and beak and tried to catch the stillness of some cool water where only the duck is creating movement.

The other side (they separate them when it comes time to auction) of the banner was a little more in my wheelhouse. I did a small painting of the same subject a while ago, but changed the composition to suit a more horizontal image. I treated the water and sand very differently in this version, but the pup remained pretty much as is.

The second side is called "Sand, Surf, a Fur."

This banner will hang, along with many others, around the town of Easton, MD for the most part of the next year. Then they will be cleaned and auctioned where a portion of the revenue goes to the Avalon Foundation and the rest to ME! Online bidding is encouraged once it is opened.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New website

My friend Greg and I have had many discussions about designers and artists being their own worst clients. I liked my old website, but it was really out of date and wasn't serving me well. After about 4 months of start and stop, I published a new version today. Visit to see the new site.

Finished Painting

Here's the final of the painting of Nugget Napping

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Work in Progress

Some recent work

I had a couple of commissions over the holidays and needed to wait until they were completed and delivered to post anything about them. I don't think that there was a risk of anyone of the recipients seeing my blog...but you never know.

I did two drawings and a painting.