Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Hello all!

We are moving our blog over to http://sawwhetstudio.tumblr.com/. We hope you'll update bookmarks or consider following us, over yonder.

For the time being, we'll keep the older content up at this site, too.

Thanks for your support! Hope the summer has been treating you well.

- Liz and Pat

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015


The winter is just draining the energy right out of me, but I did find some time to work on a few birdy sketches. Hope you are finding ways to beat this grey, snowy weather!

- Liz

Monday, December 22, 2014

New King

I drew this with pigment liners on hot press paper and then coloured it in Photoshop. This great tree is just off of Steeles before Bayview. Prints are available at my Society6 shop


- Pat

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This is just a quick drawing - I've been enjoying working with how light looks through a group of trees. I want to try some more colour variations with the light next time. This is another one inspired by the imaginary land of "Fennario". The drawing was done with pigment liners on hot press paper, and then scanned and coloured in Photoshop. Below is a variation without the linework:

- Pat

Sunday, November 23, 2014

St. Paul's Cathedral

I recently completed this commission of St. Paul's Cathedral. I was given the project to paint a London scene with architecture and trees - and it had to have a phone booth. There are so many buildings that would have worked to represent London, but St. Paul's stood out-  and was definitely fun to draw. It was challenging at first- I tried in acrylic and then in watercolour before I realized that the level of detail would be best handled in pen and ink and coloured in photoshop.

- Pat

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Back from Alberta

Last weekend I went on a brilliant trip to Alberta to visit my friend Lucy (you can visit her on the internet, here: Wild Calgary). She and her partner showed me around Calgary, and all around the beautiful surrounding landscape. I didn't know that all these lovely views were missing from my life, and now I can't wait to go back. We spent a great Saturday at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and climbing around in the badlands, and Sunday was spent in and around Banff National Park. What a brilliant, and much needed, change of scenery. And, of course, always a pleasure to hang out with people who love dinosaurs.

Badlands, outside of Drumheller:

Banff (including Moraine Lake, and other sites nearby):


- Liz