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Some time ago, I shared 5 blogs that I recommended for every serious artist.That left hundreds, maybe thousands, of other artist. . . read more
In today’s portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I. . . read more
It may seem unnecessary to write an entire article about the tools of the colored pencil artist. I mean, they’re so basic. Pencils, paper, sharpener, eraser. What else do you need?
The plain and simple truth is that you really don’t need anything else. That’s what makes colored pencils so appealing to a non-artist who wants to try his or her hand at making art. It’s relatively. . . read more
Welcome to part 4 of my ongoing series on drawing a portrait in three quarter view. If you’re just now joining us, I. . . read more
So far I’ve written Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on drawing a three quarter view portrait based on classical. . . read more
Here’s a fun project for fright night!
On graph paper, draw up some witches' hats designs. You can see mine further down, or look online for addtional inspiration.
Gather your rinsed and dried butternut squash and place them in a cardboard box. If necessary anchor them with bubble wrap.
Carefully looking at your sketches, redraw each witch's hat on its own squash with. . . read more
In my previous article, I explained how to start a three quarter view portrait drawing based on classical proportions. (If you. . . read more
Earlier in this series I demonstrated how to make recipes and labels that brighten, organize, and beautify your kitchen. But. . . read more
I’ve never been much of a plein air artist, probably because the type of art I do most often requires time in the studio. Plus, for many years my art was a part-time activity. With family obligations and other requirements, there never seemed to be enough time to do what painting needed to be done and also do fun or unusual art.
Even after becoming a full-time artist, I didn’t draw. . . read more
When drawing from life, I often see art students do their best to depict the eyes, nose and mouth as they see them on a model. .. . . read more
I’m all for saving time in the kitchen! And I love bringing creativity and beauty into my space. So today I want to share a. . . read more