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Drawing People at Parties

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The other evening at a birthday party, I was experimenting with taking photos of people with my phone. But editing photos on your phone eats ups the battery, and before I knew it, it was dead. So I grabbed a sketchbook and pen. Here’s what they looked like before I added some watercolor washes. Which is better, black and white …

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Spring Crocus

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Since coming back from Mexico, I’ve had bit of color withdrawal. This one little spot yellow has been waiting to greet me each morning when I walk out the front door – tiny yellow crocus just beginning to peep through the pine needles in the garden. I did this quick sketch for @wardomatic ‘s “I need to sketch more” creative …

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Sketching Lunch at Paco’s

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I’ve had The Tao of Sketching for a couple of years, but packing it along on a recent trip to Mexico was a great opportunity to truly study the book. Chinese artist Qu Lei Lei covers using a wide of variety of media and subject matter. Here’s a good review of the book by artist and writer Katherine Tyrrell on …

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Looking out the window on a Snowy Morning

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It started snowing last night about five and accumulated to only a couple of inches over night. This morning it was 8 degrees outside and too cold to draw. So I went to several windows to find a scene I could draw from inside the house. I’ve been trying to look at scenes and reduce them in my mind into …

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Photoshopping Drawings and other High Wire Acts

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This is a rendering for larger project to be made in fabric. I’m pretty happy with the composition — it’s an interesting spin on a portrait of a single character as the center of interest with my typical busyness in the background. It’s also the first time I’ve combined natural drawing media and computer drawings in a Photoshop collage. The …