I think about art a lot. Specifically, how others perceive our work, how that affects us as artists and what constitutes “good” art. Sometimes we forget that the actual making is the thing and the result is just the result. I believe the experience between object and viewer creates art. The artist creates out of […]
Not kidding, this series is for RAW sketches. I’ve been working on a tree with a hollow in it. I’m trying something a bit out of my comfort zone by drawing from my imagination. I have several references to look at, but I have this idea for a tree with a hollow that may have […]
You can learn how to draw what you see. Everyone has the ability to learn the fundamentals and with practice master this skill. There is no mystery to talent as I explained in this post. In this article, I’ll outline some basic points to help you get started. If you want to skip the discussion, […]
Creating a 3D drawing is a lot of fun, and easier than you may think. While proportion and perspective have a key role to play in realistic representations of the subject on a page, shading is the other necessary component. Here’s a very short demo of how I used shading to add more realism during […]
Sketchbooking shows you raw sketches and experiments as I work out visual problems in my work, record my travels and play with new materials.
I love to experiment with supplies, and graphite pencils are among my favorites. In this post I discuss the pencils I use the most with a demo.