October 21, 2016
Another from my class series in obsessive bird drawing. This time – how to draw bird feet. Learned many things: The number of toes per foot are not constant from species to species The scales on the feet, particularly those of raptors, help to hold the prey There skin on the bottom and the top […]
October 20, 2016
For the past few weeks, I have been taking a bird drawing class at our local botanical Gardens. I have never taken a botanical class before. Back when I got my degree in art ed, the focus was on abstract. Being figurative was regarded as a sure sign of repressed creativity. I recall one painting professor who […]
January 25, 2016
A page from my sketchbook
December 31, 2015
Remember, the best is always yet-to-come
October 6, 2015
InkTober – Day 6 is my dog and her favorite stuffed animal. Since it has rained for ten days now, we have been playing lots of toss the stuffie.
September 27, 2015
This little guy showed up, right when I should have been paying attention to other things – and refused to leave until the drawing was done.
September 21, 2015
Backpacking in Grayson Highlands we encountered the wild ponies and a family of bears. I couldn’t get photos of the bears, but here is my recollection of their portrait wall.
September 17, 2015
It’s two weeks until Inktober. I’ve got to start thinking in monochrome again! From my sketchbook:
June 1, 2015
Consistency is paramount for illustrators, so so I keep reading. So I am working on an all-round understanding of my characters: front, side and back. Character 1 (Rowena?)