Sketching the City in Pen, Ink, and Watercolor

from Instagram: My latest @becraftsy class got a lot more complex than the landscapes class! @sharisketcher shares an excellent tip to slightly change the color as you paint across an area for interest. Sometimes it's a little cooler or warmer, darker or lighter. http://ift.tt/2t9Gi8g

Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor class

Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor with Shari Blaukop

I bought this class taught by Shari Blaukopf several months ago, along with her other class "Sketching the City in Pen, Ink & Watercolor". Watching the classes was inspiring, but also a little intimidating. I kept feeling like I wouldn't be able to make my sketches look as good as I wanted. And it felt… Continue reading Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor class

Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday class

Sketching the Everyday craftsy course with Paul Heaston - hatched driving moc

Once I realized I was most interested in the process of sketching and painting I signed up for a few Craftsy classes on the topic. Although I was itching to watch them all at once, picking just one to start seemed more prudent. So I started off with Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday with Paul Heaston. Paul is a… Continue reading Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday class

Jeans drafted from ready-to-wear

completed waistband and button fly and rivets installed

One of my favorite times of the year is the week between Christmas and New Year's. I love taking a break from work (or at least letting up on work a bit) and focusing on personal fun stuff. For the last holiday season, I treated myself to the Craftsy class Jean-ius! Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit with Kenneth… Continue reading Jeans drafted from ready-to-wear

Epic chambray shirt

sleeve detail on chambray button-down shirt

I watched the Craftsy class The Classic Tailored Shirt all the way through some time ago, but never felt motivated to actually make the shirt. Although I was inspired by the hand-stitched collar band process when designing and making my Tailored Dog Jacket. When I watched The Gunman the other day on Netflix, the chambray… Continue reading Epic chambray shirt