Nature journaling exercise

Shown in the photo above are the different techniques you can use to shade an illustration: top-side of pencil, middle 1- cross hatching, middle 2- the tip or point of the pencil was used, bottom- stippling where the tip of the pencil is used to create a random dot pattern. The closer the dots are … Continue reading Nature journaling exercise

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W.I.P Illuminated Alphabet

It used to bother me in school when my teachers would insist that I show them my work. I tend to work more intuitively. It's hard to show your work when you did not start out with a plan. Now that I am an artist, I don't like it when other artists do not 'show … Continue reading W.I.P Illuminated Alphabet

Items of interest

I like to have spaces that contain favorite items. I think this will be fun to draw and I intend to do so soon. Observe the light on the form, the cast shadow, the highlights. It all contributes toward giving everything a 3 dimensional appearance. There are rough edges, smooth surfaces, dips & rises to … Continue reading Items of interest