Still life warm-up sketching

straight line block-in warmups

My focus for quite awhile has been on painting landscapes, but recently I've become frustrated by my progress. And when I'm frustrated more than not, it's a sign to take a step back and reassess. I think what's going on is a combination of a few things: feeling rushed when painting outdoorsnot having enough outdoor… Continue reading Still life warm-up sketching

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

Drawing cute animals

Cute drawings of turtle and otters

While in the book store looking for some serious illustration inspiration, I ran across a book by Sachiko Umoto called Illustration School: Let's Draw Cute Animals. It was the opposite of serious, and it turned out to be exactly what I needed. I sketched these in pencil first, then went back over with ink and… Continue reading Drawing cute animals