Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I loved the theme this month!

I couldn't stop with just one and actually have also created a bee, beetle, lobster, and another owl in the same format. Those can be viewed soon at

To answer a few questions on my work-I begin each piece with a sketch on graph paper, I then transfer that image onto board and add all of the details with pencil. I use a gouache/acrylic paint because it is very opaque and solid in color. And to complete the piece I outline everything with a technical pen.

Thank you for all of the positive comments on my owl! I was very nervous to show the piece since it was so different from the other entered pieces.

Art and image copyrighted 2008 by Traci Donahue


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

LOVE the patterning...

Traci, i would be interested to see the other animals you made to go with your crab.

Z'anne said...

Hi Traci!
What a great crab! I love your sense of color and patterning. I like to see the other animals, too.