Category Archives: Colored Pencil

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

A Little Birdie Told Me

Yes…a little birdie told me this morning that folks are now celebrating Draw-a-Bird Day every month. Even though the annual event isn’t an official holiday, it’s a special occasion that I love to celebrate. So now I’m delighted to join in

A Little Birdie Told Me

Yes…a little birdie told me this morning that folks are now celebrating Draw-a-Bird Day every month. Even though the annual event isn’t an official holiday, it’s a special occasion that I love to celebrate. So now I’m delighted to join in

What Exactly IS a Squid?

“Today we’re going to draw a squid…” That was how a recent Sketchbook Nation project began. A squid. Great. Uh, what exactly is a squid? All I knew was that a squid was some sort of sea creature, so I

What Exactly IS a Squid?

“Today we’re going to draw a squid…” That was how a recent Sketchbook Nation project began. A squid. Great. Uh, what exactly is a squid? All I knew was that a squid was some sort of sea creature, so I

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

Patience Is a Virtue

I’ve never been a patient person. When I want something, I want it now — a fact that Amazon Prime loves. But this isn’t a post about my shopping habits. It’s not even a post about art supplies, although, goodness

Patience Is a Virtue

I’ve never been a patient person. When I want something, I want it now — a fact that Amazon Prime loves. But this isn’t a post about my shopping habits. It’s not even a post about art supplies, although, goodness

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart

Simplify. That word has been one of my life’s mottos — if a single word can be a motto, that is. I have a natural tendency to over-do things, to make everything more complicated than it needs to be, and

Keep It Simple, Sweetheart

Simplify. That word has been one of my life’s mottos — if a single word can be a motto, that is. I have a natural tendency to over-do things, to make everything more complicated than it needs to be, and

Please Draw a Bird Today

You may not know it, but today is a very special day. It’s Draw-a-Bird Day, and although it’s not an official holiday, it’s a day I’ve celebrated every year since I first heard of it. This year, however, will be

Please Draw a Bird Today

You may not know it, but today is a very special day. It’s Draw-a-Bird Day, and although it’s not an official holiday, it’s a day I’ve celebrated every year since I first heard of it. This year, however, will be