April 18, 2016

Beach House Marker Rendering

I was attracted to the architectural design of this beach front home and placement of the palm trees.  The image was drawn in my sketch book […]
March 19, 2016

One-Point Perspective Interior Sketch

Super full teaching schedule this spring at the college.  One of my favorite classes is the Interior Design Drawing class that uses my perspective book.  So […]
March 5, 2016

My Art Stuff

Art supplies are so fun for me. Brad has a wonderful blog that I enjoy following and this is his latest post.
February 4, 2016

Student Art Guide and One Point Perspective Drawing

Excited to find one of my illustrations in the Student Art Guide blog article called “One Point Perspective Drawing: The Ultimate Guide”.  Here is the description […]
January 28, 2016

Fun with Copic Marker Pansies

Had a great time using pansies as my inspiration for this color illustration.  This flower reminds me of smiling faces.  After drawing the image, I used […]
January 4, 2016

Sipp Published Marker Illustrations

Super excited to have two illustrations published in the Plough to Pantry Winter 2016/Vol.1 Issue 4 magazine.  This is a farm-to-table living magazine focused on the […]
January 1, 2016

2015 in review

Happy New Year!  A big shout out to each of you for playing around with me this year in the blog world!  It is so fun […]
December 17, 2015

Creative Inspiration Sketchbook Cover

I love getting a new sketchbook and taking the time to create a collage front cover.  This new sketchbook cover uses a leaf image from my […]
November 17, 2015

Etsy Shop Holiday Cards

Want a special holiday card to send your family and friends this year?  What about supporting an artist at the same time?  Here is one of […]
November 2, 2015

Value Study with Copic Markers

Having a variety and contrast of values can be a key aspects to a successful color rendering. The contrast of light and dark hues will distinguish […]
October 14, 2015

Sketchbook Cover Design

I really enjoy taking time to create covers for my new sketchbooks.  Here are two of my latest designs.  These are scanned copies of original Copic […]
September 18, 2015

Window Seat Copic Coloring

Taught a continuing education class called “Sketching for Design Solutions” last fall to a group of professional interior designers. This one-point perspective window seat image was […]
September 10, 2015

Setting Up Copic Coloring Flowers

I often spend time “noodling” around with my Copic markers to figure out which hues or colors to use in my drawing.  In the image above, […]
September 1, 2015

Copic Coloring Sunflowers

It was great to have my small 5″ X 7″ sketch pad, pencil, eraser and fine line marker at a meeting I attended last week.  This […]
August 22, 2015

Creativity Strategy Finding the Time to Draw

Starting a new semester at the college begins with tons of time sitting at meetings. Fortunately, I remembered one of my creative strategies.   I had […]
July 27, 2015

Organizing Online Copic Color Marker Rendering Classes

Want to learn how to use Copic Markers?  This summer I am developing an online Copic marker rendering class series  It will be focused on using […]
July 13, 2015

Making a Copic Color Marker Color Wheel

When I am selecting colors for a rendering, I like to have a color wheel as a visual reference. It is a good reminder of how […]
July 1, 2015

Copic Color Marker Flowers

I get all jazzed up drawing flowers and just can’t resist adding the bee. It is typical for me to work for a photograph of the […]
June 25, 2015

Copic Color Marker Rendered Interiors with a Color Scheme

Here are three marker rendering demonstrations that I quickly did for my class using a color scheme when selecting hues for an image.  Each image shows […]
June 11, 2015

Creative Strategy Striving for Perfection

A perfectionist is a person who “strives for or demands the highest standards of excellence in work, especially in his or her own work.” Striving for […]