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
Get your sketchbooks, your pencils, erasers, etc. It's time for; THE YEAR OF NATURE JOURNALING! I made a video. Here is a LINK
I have created my first video for my new art blog. It is a bit long for the content but... new beginnings.
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
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