Stawberry-Lemonade Rocker

Stawberry Lemonade Rocker art

Gayle Wheatley, Colored Pencil and Ink on Paper, Osaka Forever Series

Inspirations: Japanese fashion, punk rock, Shinsaibashi

Cowgirl with Tutu and Lotus Threads

Cowgirl with Tutu and Lotus Threads art

Gayle Wheatley, Colored Pencil and Ink on Paper, Osaka Forever Series

Inspirations: Japanese fashion, Americamura, riding the bull at Saddleranch, Monk & Pantone Rubine Red.

Swimming with Fishes

Swimming with Fishes art
Gayle Wheatley, Colored Pencil in a Moleskine Journal

The Devil’s BBQ

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The Devils BBQ art
The Devils BBQ art
Gayle Wheatley, Colored Pencil on Paper

Roman Slumber

This week’s Illustration Friday challenge was to illustrate the topic LATE. There is a contemporary cafe in Rome with a full wall of sculptures positioned behind the tables for ambiance. I’m sure this is nothing special to Romans, but of course for someone from LA, where things are mostly all modern, stunning details like this conjure up a dreamy sense of history. I wanted this composition to feel as if it was pulled from an ancient Roman night, or better yet, maybe a dream involving Michelangelo.

So for the topic LATE, I thought of dozing Roman sculptures under a big Italian moon.
Roman Slumber art

Robo-Kitty with Fish Hand Upgrades

Robo Kitty with Fish Hand Upgrades art
Graphite on Paper
Inspirations: Friday! + space suits and robot drawings

Africa meets Japan

Africa meets Japan art
On-the-go quick sketch, graphite on paper
Inspirations: kimonos, maple leaves & memories of Kyoto in the fall, Polynesian tattoos, sitting in the sun

Baby Pod Sketch

Baby Pod Sketch art
Well, it’s been a bit longer than I like to go without posting…so I decided to post one of my sketches. It illustrates the Illustration Friday topic “BABY” from a couple weeks back. The baby in utero is visible to the outside world through a window, similar to a submarine window, or a space bubble on an astronaut’s head. Keeping with the space theme, baby and mother stand outside a baby pod–an incubator of sorts that is a cute abode and a birthing station that doubles as a rocket. This image was inspired by the birth of beautiful baby Olive Radford!

Coming up next: I have a few projects in the works currently…a couple magazine illustrations, and a painting that will be the start of a new series I’m working on that will feature abstracted far away locations.

Wilderness Girl–Completed!

Wilderness Girl  Completed! art
I finally got around to coloring this image that was drawn to illustrate the theme “primitive” for Illustration Friday. -G

Wilderness Girl

Wilderness Girl art
Illustration Friday: Primitive
Sketch on paper for now…this week has been too crazy, but the finished colored illustration is coming soon!

The Clumsy Ninja

The Clumsy Ninja art
“The Clumsy Ninja” illustrates the concept FAIL, from Illustration Friday.
Colored Pencil on Paper, 8.5″ x 12″

The Clumsy Ninja art

Saving Mermaids from Drowning

Saving Mermaids from Drowning art

This illustration was inspired by Illustration Friday’s topic: Save.
In the drawing, a mermaid shops at the upscale “Sea Bubble Boutique” for a land hat to wear out of water. Each “Sea Bubble” is filled with salt water, and accessorized with various sea creatures. I modeled some of the fish and critters after marine life I’ve seen while scuba diving. This illustration was a blast to do!

Colored Pencil on Paper, 10” x 12”
Details:
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Saving Mermaids from Drowning art
Saving Mermaids from Drowning art

Saving Mermaids from Drowning art