Monthly Archives: April 2016

Liking What We Draw

It’s all right to like what we draw. This has been one of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn since I started drawing last summer. Being a beginner, I’m always apologetic about my art, especially when I look around

Liking What We Draw

It’s all right to like what we draw. This has been one of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn since I started drawing last summer. Being a beginner, I’m always apologetic about my art, especially when I look around

The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went on to become one of the best-known actors of the “horror” genre. In 1957, James Cagney played him in a

The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went on to become one of the best-known actors of the “horror” genre. In 1957, James Cagney played him in a

Motion in Art – Wise Words from Degas

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite artists. Although he’s been gone from the world for nearly a hundred years — he died in September, 1917 — he lives forever through his art. Even more, he continues to

Motion in Art – Wise Words from Degas

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite artists. Although he’s been gone from the world for nearly a hundred years — he died in September, 1917 — he lives forever through his art. Even more, he continues to

Clouds

Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way But now they only block the sun They rain and snow on everyone So many things I

Clouds

Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way But now they only block the sun They rain and snow on everyone So many things I

Pastels – For the Birds!

I do love drawing birds, and today I wanted to share this fat little fellow hopping around in a bit of snow. I did have a lot of fun drawing him, but this post isn’t actually about birds. It’s about

Pastels – For the Birds!

I do love drawing birds, and today I wanted to share this fat little fellow hopping around in a bit of snow. I did have a lot of fun drawing him, but this post isn’t actually about birds. It’s about

You Get What You Pay For

Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware — was probably the first Latin phrase I learned. I was no more than five or six years old, and those words upset me. They spoke of greed and corruption, showing me a grown-up world I didn’t

You Get What You Pay For

Caveat emptor — let the buyer beware — was probably the first Latin phrase I learned. I was no more than five or six years old, and those words upset me. They spoke of greed and corruption, showing me a grown-up world I didn’t

Let There Be Light

On the first day of creation, light came into the world. Nothing is more important for an artist than light. Without it, we’re not able to see. A post from the Physics Classroom website, explains it like this: The bottom line

Let There Be Light

On the first day of creation, light came into the world. Nothing is more important for an artist than light. Without it, we’re not able to see. A post from the Physics Classroom website, explains it like this: The bottom line