Value Added

Lines are the building blocks of drawings. Ink drawings are so lovely in themselves that many just stop with a…

Measuring Proportions

I’ve been drawing for a long time. After all these years, looking at a subject and figuring out how to…

Start by Tracing

When I teach drawing I always start out by having the students trace something.  Everyone can trace.  It’s a no-brainer. …

Back to Basics

In the Fall I teach drawing classes.  My primary class is Sketchbook Journaling, a how-to course in the basic principles…

Poetic License

I learned a new word recently:  ekphrasis.  It’s a Greek word meaning “description,” which would explain why spell checker has…