Monthly Archives: October 2017

Just Look at that Onion!

Along with my lessons in re-learning to draw, I’m following along with prompts from the Autumn Art Challenge at The Inspiration Place. When I signed up to participate, I was intending to paint each day — maybe using watercolor, maybe

Just Look at that Onion!

Along with my lessons in re-learning to draw, I’m following along with prompts from the Autumn Art Challenge at The Inspiration Place. When I signed up to participate, I was intending to paint each day — maybe using watercolor, maybe

Scribbles

I am a believer in basics. No matter how proficient we may become in a skill, it’s always helpful to go back to the basics from time to time, approaching the subject as if we knew nothing. For me, this

Scribbles

I am a believer in basics. No matter how proficient we may become in a skill, it’s always helpful to go back to the basics from time to time, approaching the subject as if we knew nothing. For me, this

I’m Glad That’s Over!

My buildings are crooked, comical, lopsided, and laughable. I’ve studied perspective, but I just can’t draw buildings. It turns out that I can’t paint buildings either.┬áBut give me credit for trying.

I’m Glad That’s Over!

My buildings are crooked, comical, lopsided, and laughable. I’ve studied perspective, but I just can’t draw buildings. It turns out that I can’t paint buildings either.┬áBut give me credit for trying.

Quick Fall Fun

Autumn is an awesome season for artists.

Quick Fall Fun

Autumn is an awesome season for artists.

A Work in Progress

I suppose up to this point, all of my art could be considered part of a large “work in progress.” I’ve been continually learning, continually growing, and I hope, continually improving my abilities in drawing and in painting. It’s been

A Work in Progress

I suppose up to this point, all of my art could be considered part of a large “work in progress.” I’ve been continually learning, continually growing, and I hope, continually improving my abilities in drawing and in painting. It’s been

Some Things are Better Left Undone

I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly tweaking things when I should put down the brush and leave well enough alone. I’ve ruined countless paintings that way.

Some Things are Better Left Undone

I know I’m not the only one who tends to “overwork” paintings. Whether it’s in watercolor or oil, I’m constantly tweaking things when I should put down the brush and leave well enough alone. I’ve ruined countless paintings that way.

The Creative Spirit

Creativity is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I suppose I’ve always been a creative individual, although at times I’ve doubted it. I recall the “creativity tests” that were popular back in the late 60’s and

The Creative Spirit

Creativity is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I suppose I’ve always been a creative individual, although at times I’ve doubted it. I recall the “creativity tests” that were popular back in the late 60’s and

The Birds!

This little fellow is late to the “Draw-a-Bird” party this month, so he’ll be flapping his wings like crazy to catch up with the rest of the flock. I’ll be doing the same — playing catch-up on my Inktober prompts.

The Birds!

This little fellow is late to the “Draw-a-Bird” party this month, so he’ll be flapping his wings like crazy to catch up with the rest of the flock. I’ll be doing the same — playing catch-up on my Inktober prompts.

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I Don’t Do Creepy Cute

Today’s Inktober drawing can best be summed up as “Well, I tried.” In fact, I tried several times and never could come up with anything that really fit the prompt words of “Shy” and “Creepy Cute”. My first drawing captured

/ Ink

I Don’t Do Creepy Cute

Today’s Inktober drawing can best be summed up as “Well, I tried.” In fact, I tried several times and never could come up with anything that really fit the prompt words of “Shy” and “Creepy Cute”. My first drawing captured

Art on the Go

I’ve had a very busy weekend, so my Inktober drawings have been put aside lately. Today I began playing “catch-up” and I also ventured a bit beyond the simple black-and-white drawings I’ve previously done. My prompts for Friday were crazy!

Art on the Go

I’ve had a very busy weekend, so my Inktober drawings have been put aside lately. Today I began playing “catch-up” and I also ventured a bit beyond the simple black-and-white drawings I’ve previously done. My prompts for Friday were crazy!