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Weekend Workshop Part 2

Ch’ng Kiah Kiean , known as KK, exposed us to a completely approach than Melanie Riem.  Where  Melanie focuses on line, KK uses value and texture. Melanie prefers top quality fountain pens, KK likes pens he makes from the jasmine … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a wonderful workshop through Urban Sketchers.  It’s been a while since I’ve been a student and I was so ready for this intensive two day session.  Artists need to keep learning, … Continue reading

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Using a Ruler

When people look at my drawings, their first question is often, “Do you use a ruler?”   My ink drawings are straight vertical lines.  Well, sort of straight vertical lines.  Look closely at any of my drawings and you’ll see the lines … Continue reading

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Challenge of the Squiggles

Every drawing is an opportunity to see something new, express a new idea and learn more about how to draw. I teach beginning drawing. It’s fun to see students grapple with the basic concepts of seeing and mark making.  And, … Continue reading

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More About Style

One thing I’d like to make clear before going any farther:  there is no right or wrong way to draw.  While I firmly believe that everyone should learn to draw, how they draw is a matter of personal expression. Many … Continue reading

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