I like to take my classes to a local coffee shop to gain experience drawing in public. For those new to drawing, it’s a comfortable place to get their feet wet sketching on location. And for the more experienced, it offers a wonderful variety of subject matter. Tables and chairs fill the middle of a large room, and overstuffed sofas and chairs… Continue reading Let’s Take a Field Trip
Did you see the online drawing challenge this week? #Oneweek100people2017. I thought it would be kind of fun so I jumped right into the fray on Monday, drawing people every chance I had. In order to make the daily quota of 20 people, each portrait needed to be simple and quick. The first day I was pleased to… Continue reading One Week 100 People
This week several people came to me with the same question: How do you make time to draw? Life is so busy that despite our best intentions it can seem impossible to set aside time to pull out a pencil and sketchbook. It might take a little planning, but it is so worth the effort… Continue reading Finding Time to Draw
Early in the month I was reminded that this is InkTober! Many of you probably know what that means but for those who don’t, it’s an online challenge to do an ink drawing a day. I pondered committing to it, thinking that it would be easy because I draw almost every day, though not always in… Continue reading It’s InkTober!
This week our sketching group went to a nearby marina. Boats are such interesting subjects. Putting curved hulls in perspective, adding masts, pilot houses and all sorts of marine gear, drawing each boat to look like they’re floating on moving water, all adds up to a worthy challenge. Everyone did a great job. What… Continue reading Sketching at the Marina
We have a sketching group where I live. Once a week we get together at a designated spot to draw whatever sparks our fancy. Some use pencil, some ink, others use watercolor or markers. The purpose is simply to get out and do it. It’s all too easy, for me at least, to talk myself out of… Continue reading Sketching Groups
Today, I’m just going to draw. There’s no better way to improve drawing skills than to practice. Draw everyday if you can. There are subjects all around us. I’ll chose something simple that I can draw quickly. How about this cucumber? It came from a friend’s garden and I think it has a delightful… Continue reading Drawing a Cucumber