Category Archives: Learning to Draw

Checkers, Anyone?

For the record, I don’t play checkers. I know the fundamentals, but my brain has never fully grasped the strategies involved. As for chess — which is also played on a board with 64 squares — yes, I can play,

Checkers, Anyone?

For the record, I don’t play checkers. I know the fundamentals, but my brain has never fully grasped the strategies involved. As for chess — which is also played on a board with 64 squares — yes, I can play,

How to Make a Monster

Once again I’m interrupting the daily Inktober drawings — not to share any big announcements, but to give others the opportunity to have fun making a few monsters. I was browsing around a bit and came up with How to Draw

How to Make a Monster

Once again I’m interrupting the daily Inktober drawings — not to share any big announcements, but to give others the opportunity to have fun making a few monsters. I was browsing around a bit and came up with How to Draw

Halloween Will Soon Be Here!

It might seem a little early for some folks, but I love Halloween, and this weekend my husband is getting out all our decorations. With the help of a grandson, he’ll be stringing spider lights, creating cobwebs, and checking out

Halloween Will Soon Be Here!

It might seem a little early for some folks, but I love Halloween, and this weekend my husband is getting out all our decorations. With the help of a grandson, he’ll be stringing spider lights, creating cobwebs, and checking out

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

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

What Did I Get Myself Into Now?

At the very first art club meeting I attended — last year — one member gave a brief talk about composition and how we can use it to improve our drawings and paintings. As he began, I sat there with a

What Did I Get Myself Into Now?

At the very first art club meeting I attended — last year — one member gave a brief talk about composition and how we can use it to improve our drawings and paintings. As he began, I sat there with a