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Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Lately, I have been working in my sketchbooks. This is my latest drawing that I did in pastels of a photo that I took this past Thanksgiving week at a restaurant called Mi Familia in San Antonio.

Pastels on paper in sketchbook 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 2020

Winter can tend to be a good time to simply experiment with your art. I decided to take one particular pose and experiment using Zen Doodle designs in order to see how strongly design sets the tone of a drawing.

Of course I knew ahead of time that design has a very strong influence, but oftentimes seeing is really believing.

I personally like the softness of the second pose, but what if denoting strength was your objective?

Monday, November 25, 2019

What Comes After Inktober

What comes after Inktober?

Why the answer to that would be Thanksgiving, of course! In the meantime, I have taken some inspiration from Inktober and added it to the days of preparation for the upcoming holidays. Hope everyone is having an enjoyable end of the year, and a peaceful, non-stressful holiday season.

A few drawings I have done in my sketchbook for the past few weeks.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

INKTOBER 2019 Finale

Today is Day 31 for INKTOBER 2019

So here is my final post for INKTOBER 2019, Day 31, Ripe

INKTOBER 2019, Day 31, Ripe

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Portrait Drawing

October 29, 2019

Love taking this class. Tony is very patient with his students and helps them to develop their own style. He helps them figure out what is working in a painting or drawing, and what adjustments they might want to make to move forward in their art.

Tony Pro’s Portrait Class at Coppini Academy

Friday, October 25, 2019


We are almost to the end of the 2019 INKTOBER Challenge

I enjoy joining in on the INKTOBER challenges (even though I don’t do them every year). They are a refreshing way to get your brain into art mode and generate some ideas for later paintings, or just to explore ideas that you wouldn’t normally spend time on.

This year I have used most of the prompts to generate drawings strictly from memory/imagination, with the exception so far of one drawing that I did while looking at an actual object and the other from looking at one of my photos.

Using prompts gives you practice, and can generate new ideas. This year, so far, my challenge drawings have gone into two sketchbooks - a Fabriano Sketch 5 3/4” x 8 1/4” and a Fabriano Black Drawing book 6” x 6.” The ink pens have been Aen Art glitter gel pens, and Sakura Pigma Micron, Graphic, and Brush pen (black).

Today’s challenge #25:

Working on INKTOBER has gotten me back into to working with Procreate digital and with some of my watercolor as well.