Art is a Journey

While I may be better known for my urban fantasy series, Detective Docherty, I am also an artist. 

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those of you who came to visit as readers, you might recall that my novels contain sketches of some of the fantastic creatures that inhabit the Dochertyverse. Such as kelpies, sprites, and wolfmen. 

And if you read my ABOUT section (next to home in the navigation menu above) you might remember that I have been drawing and creating characters since my early childhood. 

Like many children, I started my art journey with crayons and markers, until I eventually graduated to pencils, pens, and paints. In truth, I spent more time drawing in my notebooks at school than taking notes in them.

Next to this article, you'll find a sliding gallery containing some of my earlier drawings and paintings to my most recent. Instead of writing out a long narrative, I thought it best to do a visual journey.

I hope you enjoy,

WaterRaven

 



 

Pen Dragon
Pen Dragon

Ballpoint pen. A dragon and a fine example of the kinds of things I doodled during class when I was younger.

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New Year Dragon Sketch
New Year Dragon Sketch

This was a sketch I did around the holidays years ago, just before the new year. At this point in my life, I only had time for quick sketches. Dragons have always been a favorite, as you will see :)

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Spring Lord
Spring Lord

This might surprise you as my final piece. Spring Lord might appear to be a simple watercolor painting, but it is actually much more. This work was the first time I sat down in years to simply practice with a medium and work on getting better. The technique I was practicing was layering. I have finally reached a point in my life where I can practice my art regularly and continue to get better. I can't wait to share more of that journey with you.

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Pen Dragon
Pen Dragon

Ballpoint pen. A dragon and a fine example of the kinds of things I doodled during class when I was younger.

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