Category Archives: Graphite Pencils

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

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.

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Fun with Figures

I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.

Fun with Figures

I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.