On the way home from Dallas, we stopped at a Dairy Queen to use the bathroom and have a treat. As a parent, you spend a lot of time just watching your kids. When they aren’t driving you crazy, kids are premium feel-good entertainment. She was really into that ice cream cone and I snapped a photo because a 3-year-old with an ice cream cone is adorable. Catching that glow on her hair as the sun came through the window was a complete accident, but a happy one.

 

 

Tools of the Trade

Here are some of the tools I use when making art.

 

For larger artwork I use Strathmore Bristol Pads 11X14.

For art on-the-go I adore my Sketch Wallet.

My pencil of choice is a Pentel Graphgear 500 with .7mm blue or red lead. <— This and my Sketch Wallet are the two tools that go with me everywhere.

For inking, I’m digging Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens.

While I’ve tried lots of different writing software solutions I keep coming back to old reliable: Microsoft Word.