Tag: drawing

  • Artist Date

    Artist Date

    I am still working on the artist date project from this week. I went to the Goodwill with my Uncle on Monday and bought a few pieces of art to transform. Nothing crazy. Just practicing hand lettering. It’s just not finished yet. Today, I found out I can download my old youtube videos and edit […]

  • Artist Date 5?

    Artist Date 5?

    I think I’m on 5. Yesterday started out as one of “those days.” I over slept by 2 hours so I missed my walk with my cousin, I couldn’t find the zoom info for an important class so I missed it, too, plus Gunnar begged to go out 3 times before 10am while I was […]

  • New Work

    New Work

    This is the beginning of a new series titled That Face When… The moment I saw Ms. Clinton make this face, I knew I wanted to do a series of powerful women with “that face.” The face women make when they just have to sit there and let a man get it out of his system.

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    One thing I think makes sketchbooks truly beautiful, aside from the obvious, is lettering. I am very envious of those with beautiful handwriting along side their drawings. You would never guess I spent a summer learning cursive before we had even had it in school. Or that I had a lettering book as a kid […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Sketchbooks can be anything you want them to be. Normally, mine are filled with random things. They’ve been started one year, added to another, and finished in yet another year. Many people like to create themes for their sketchbooks. All dogs in one, all flowers in another. The ones I’ve seen usually look stunning and […]

  • Link Love – Sketching Part Deux

    Link Love – Sketching Part Deux

    Here are a few sites to look at over the holiday weekend if you find a spare minute. 6 Ways To Improve Your Sketching Artslug Drawing Skills Before and After

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Here is a rough video on measuring. Questions? Just ask. If you have a tip to add, I’d love to see it. Let me know what you think.

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Happy Holidays! Here is my very quick, 5 minute or less sketch of Gunnar in his Christmas lights headband.

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Here’s this week’s sketch.  I wanted to be funny and draw something everyone who really knows me has seen. My grumpy “leave me alone in eating and trying to remember how to function” look. This is a time I could have used a kneaded eraser to pick out some highlights,  but this isn’t that serious. […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Last week we went over values a little bit and I gave you a quick exercise. I recommend doing that exercise with every drawing tool you use, especially if you are a beginner. If you have a set of pencils, do one with every single pencil. You will see the wide range of values available […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Here is my very quick sketch for this week’s theme of what object represents me.  Everyone makes fun of my books and the fact that I tore out my RV couch and put a bookshelf in its place.  A beautiful,  cedar shelf I built myself,  but who’s asking? Most of my storage is used for […]

  • Sketch-A-Long

    Sketch-A-Long

    Would you like to sketch with me? People are always so interested in drawing and they want to learn, but they seem really self-conscious or they think it has to be taken so seriously.  If you remember my Bad Dog or Bad Grandpa comics, you will know, sometimes, stick figures get the job done.  Even […]

  • Contour

    Contour
  • Contour

    Contour
  • Contours

    Contours

    These are the contours I stayed after class to do. Well a small sample of them any way.

  • Contour Drawing

    Contour Drawing

    This is a contour drawing. We used colored pencil. You draw very slowly using with your pencil as parallel to the paper as possible. I am really bad at it. Although the ones I picked to put on here are pretty decent (lots of practice). We get 5 minutes for these

  • Conte Blocking

    Conte Blocking

    This is a conte blocking. You take a piece of conte and use one tone to lay out the basic shape of the person, then you press harder to get another tone for the shadows. You only shade in the darkest shadows and you only use the 2 tones. You also only use the broad […]

  • Gestures

    Gestures

    Another gesture, same woman

  • Quick Note on Sketch Sizes

    Just a quick note on sizes All work from class is done on 18 x 24 in paper so unless I take a picture of it to post the whole thing will not be on here. Practice from books is done in my 5 1/2 x 8 in notebook Actual sketchbook is 9 x 12 […]

  • Practice Eye

    Practice Eye

    This is an eye I did on my own. Trying to use all the practice I am getting from that book. It’s done over quick sketches of Tux.