Diving into digital art…

I’ve decided to make the leap into digital art. And I am loving it!

I’ve tried two different apps, Procreate and Sketches Pro, and Procreate is my favorite. I spent a few extra dollars and bought myself the Apple Pencil to compliment the iPad Pro, and that was a very good investment.


I still have plenty to learn, but I see myself making this transition pretty quickly and smoothly.

Take care everyone….Erik

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Earlier this week a friend of mine requested a drawing of Santa and his reindeer. I have never been a fan of drawing or painting Santa, it’s not that I have anything against the big guy, I just haven’t found my groove when it comes to drawing him. But I felt this would be a good time to challenge myself…

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For Santa and his reindeer I went with my trusty Strathmore sketchbook along with AD Markers, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, Faber-Castell PITT pens, Signo white gel pen, and a few colored pencils.

I think Santa came out pretty fun, I think this could be a great foundation for some future digital sketching.

Take care…Erik

You are the light…

There aren’t many words needed for today’s post.

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AD Markers and Faber-Castell PITT pens in my Leuchtturm1917 journal.

A tool shed and a zombie skiing

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I’ve started a new tradition on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/sirerikdavis – every Monday make a Post Your Idea posting. All you need to do is comment on that post what you would like to see me sketch. If I sketch your idea I mail you the original sketch. It’s just that easy! This week I had two ideas that really sound fun so I went with both.

dj-shed-1One request was a sketch from a photo a friend took of his model railroad tool shed, and the other request was for a zombie skiing. I can’t pass up a nice shed, or a zombie on skis!

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Both of these were drawn in a Strathmore recycled paper sketchbook with Faber-Castell PITT pens, AD Markers, Signo white gel pen, and a Zebra Brush pen.

For those of you who would like to join in the fun, feel free to head over to my Facebook page and watch for the Monday Idea post!

Take care everyone…Erik

2016 Holiday Cards

The 2016 Holiday Cards are printed and ready to ship! I have fulfilled all my committed orders and have extras to sell!

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The 5×7 cards are flat and single sided. The back is blank minus my name and website discretely printed on the bottom. All cards will include an envelope. These cards have been printed by a commercial lab on recycled cardstock. The price is $1.50 per card with $6.80 USPS Priority Mail shipping within the US only. PayPal will be used to handle all transactions. To place an order just use this handy contact form.

Thanks…Erik

More WeeBe sketches and some turkey madness

I’ve been able to find a little art time with the holiday festivities..hosting Thanksgiving and getting our home decked out for Christmas.

I’m still working on the general shape for WeeBe – short for Wee Beast – I’m trying to keep the body a soft rectangle, but the eye placement keeps moving. Eventually I’ll get a shape that I can draw consistently.

The turkey shenanigans was a request from a friend. He actually requested a frazzled turkey running from his executioner, but I decided to turn the tables on the farmer!

I’m still using AD Markers with the Faber-Castell PITT pens along with Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens and a white gel pen from Signo. Both WeeBe sketches were drawn in the Leuchtturm1917 dot journal and the turkey chase was in the Strathmore Recycled Paper sketchbook.

Thanks…Erik

The Thanksgiving Sweater

Hey folks – I’m back! I had to take a break from the posting and the art for a bit, but things are rolling again. I’ve been focusing on small daily sketches, mainly using pen and AD Markers. The watercolors and large papers have been put away, for now at least. I’ve also been playing with several brands of sketchbooks and journals, and right now my favorite is the LEUCHTTURM1917 journals. I’m currently using the A5 size, but I’m finding this to be a bit too small, I think I’ll bump up a size pretty soon.

thanksgiving-sweaterSo to start things off we have a little teal monster sporting a new Thanksgiving sweater. This is in the A5 LEUCHTTURM1917 dot journal with Faber-Castell PITT pens, AD Markers, Staedtler triplus fineliner pens, Tombow brush pen, and Singo white gel pen.

Thanks…Erik