Can you tell it started to pour down rain in this last one? I look back over this post and realize I’ve drawn images, once again, that mirror events in my own life. I’ll never cease to be amazed at the way art works. Thanks for stopping by to […]
Tag: pencil drawings
My (unspoken) New Year’s resolution was to learn how to manipulate my photos and drawings in Photoshop. I bought a book. My husband already has the power-house program. So what am I waiting for? Every time I try to pick up some skills with this stuff I get side […]
When my daughter started violin lessons 2 months ago, I decided to use the time to practice drawing. The studio is small and bare. There is no art on the walls. There are a few chairs to sit in and a music stand. I hold a small sketch pad and […]
One day, it’s a happy post. The next day, a sorrowful one. What can I say? It’s my blog and I can cry if I want to. On the inside, I’m crying quite a bit. This drawing isn’t supposed to be pretty. I was only trying to show how it feels when I […]
On the cover of the Met’s Winter 2009-2010 Newsletter: Head of a Smiling Woman, Agnolo Bronzino, ca. 1542.
Here it is as promised. The best book I’ve ever come across on the subject of drawing faces is Drawing Expressive Portraits by Paul Leveille. It was given to me by a friend of mine from Germany who is quite a talented artist herself. This book has everything the ambitious artist […]
I sketched 4 little birds in pencil, using a field guide for reference. Then I cut them out using an arch shape stencil I had. I cut one out as a heart since the arch didn’t fit around it. I decided to make the heart-shaped card first. Using […]