Thursday, September 30, 2010

Black Rhino Animation!

It all starts with one step at a time. In an attempt to give movement to some of my illustrations, I decided to branch off into animation. I hope it works out. Tell me what you think.

Everyone has had a leaky faucet (purchase this in high quality royalty-free formats at Stockfuel):

A sunset has always been something I wanted to embellish (purchase this in high quality royalty-free formats at Stockfuel)!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

100 Sales in One Month!

Sunset City
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It seems more and more people are finding Black Rhino Illustration clip art useful! In September alone, we sold over 100 various images. We greatly appreciate your support! Moreover, we thank you for buying our pictures. It's so easy to download samples and work to delete watermarks (theft).

We hope you will share your ideas of concepts we can illustrate. Look for even more useful and interesting illustrations in the future. This includes clip/stock animation and cartoons.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stamps - Pine Forest Collection

Buy these beautiful stamps made from hand drawn illustrations of a forest. I made them with Speedball ink pens and black India ink. Traced and colored within Adobe Illustrator.

Autumn Pine stamp
Autumn Pine by theblackrhino
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Friday, September 10, 2010

More supplies

The experimental illustration days of yore are resurfacing to my consciousness almost daily. The call of pencil, ink and paper is louder and almost impossible to ignore. My wife bought me a new large sketch pad. I have just about used up all of the pages in my original one from 1985, making more drawings in 90 days than I have in almost 25 years.

She also bought new drawing ink and box to keep my new "tools" in one place. Within the next few days I'll be dipping my old Speedball Artist Pens into new bottle of Higgins ink. It's a shame the new bottles are plastic. Back in the day, they were glass! I still have one, but it's white.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stuck in Jail

Sometimes I feel trapped. Like a bird in a cage, I am made to depend on the benevolence of my keeper. Other times I'm like a bird in an open cage, refusing to leave the safety of a familiar space. Fear, frustration and loneliness are never far from the mind.

I have also been aware of the ugly statistics regarding the prison industrial complex. This is an important part of the economy for many communities around the world. It is often a merciless machine in which the innocent can get caught in the blink of an eye. Jail is for the bad guy—whether guilty or not.

These three illustrations capture the essence of these ideas. I would appreciate your feedback. You can download watermark-free versions from Stockfuel.

Behind Bars

Solitary Confinement

Depressed Prisoner

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Challenge Yourself!

Four Fun Space Mazes
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Challenge yourself! Challenge others! This set of mazes are very affordable and can be colored in with crayon, colored pencil or paint! It's a great puzzle for ages 5 to 505.

Download it (please don't steal my work), print it, cut out the solution, color in the cool outer space objects and see if you can make it to the exit.

Click on the image to download from Dreamstime at any size at good prices.