Category Archives: Graphite Pencils

Art with Attitude

So much of art is attitude, I’ve learned, and unfortunately at times my attitude isn’t the best. That was how I felt on Wednesday morning as I sat down with my drawing pad and my art books. It was time

Art with Attitude

So much of art is attitude, I’ve learned, and unfortunately at times my attitude isn’t the best. That was how I felt on Wednesday morning as I sat down with my drawing pad and my art books. It was time

A Wise Old Owl Once Told Me

A good way to improve drawing skills is by drawing upside down.

A Wise Old Owl Once Told Me

A good way to improve drawing skills is by drawing upside down.

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick little post to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It is, of course, an American holiday that isn’t celebrated in other countries, although I’d like to think we can be thankful for our blessings every day of the

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick little post to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It is, of course, an American holiday that isn’t celebrated in other countries, although I’d like to think we can be thankful for our blessings every day of the

A Little Dickens

Last month as I monitored our HFAA Art Show, I did a lot of drawing and sketching. I made doodle monsters for Inktober, and I also worked on this graphite sketch of author Charles Dickens. I’d downloaded a collection of

A Little Dickens

Last month as I monitored our HFAA Art Show, I did a lot of drawing and sketching. I made doodle monsters for Inktober, and I also worked on this graphite sketch of author Charles Dickens. I’d downloaded a collection of

My New Drawing Pencils

I’ve had my new Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils for several weeks now. If you’ve been following along on my art journey, you’ll remember my initial thoughts about buying them. Did I really deserve professional quality drawing pencils? Maybe. Maybe not. But

My New Drawing Pencils

I’ve had my new Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils for several weeks now. If you’ve been following along on my art journey, you’ll remember my initial thoughts about buying them. Did I really deserve professional quality drawing pencils? Maybe. Maybe not. But

I’m Just a Bird in the Sky

Una Paloma Blanca means a white dove, and maybe you’ve seen doves gliding through the sky. Most likely you’ve heard George Baker’s song: When the sun shines on the mountains And the night is on the run It’s a new day,

I’m Just a Bird in the Sky

Una Paloma Blanca means a white dove, and maybe you’ve seen doves gliding through the sky. Most likely you’ve heard George Baker’s song: When the sun shines on the mountains And the night is on the run It’s a new day,

September is Here!

I love September. I always have, and I’m sure I always will. Really, what’s not to love? Although it’s still warm and autumn won’t officially begin until later in the month, September marks a change of season for me. I

September is Here!

I love September. I always have, and I’m sure I always will. Really, what’s not to love? Although it’s still warm and autumn won’t officially begin until later in the month, September marks a change of season for me. I