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 […]
June 3, 2015

Copic Marker and Paper Collage 1

Great to be playing around with my Copic marker images.  In the past, I have enjoyed adding paper collage to my drawings and paintings.  Look forward […]
May 29, 2015

One-Point Perspective Window Seat Space

I am always looking for techniques that are easy and fast for drawing one-point perspective interiors.  Here is a window seat space that has a bookshelf […]
May 20, 2015

Copic Color Marker Back Hall Rendering

Having fun adding marker to line drawings from my perspective drawing book.  This image was originally used to demonstrates how a simple one-point perspective grid becomes […]
May 15, 2015

Marker Color Rendering Class

Here is one of the first homework activities for my summer marker rendering class.  I am excited to be teaching this class and look forward developing […]
May 8, 2015

Practicing as a Safety Zone

I find freedom when I tell myself that I am just practicing my drawing skills when I am working on an image.  It is like my […]
May 1, 2015

Contrast of Value

One of the important elements of creating a successful image is to have a variety of values.  Here are two key aspects of value, one is […]
April 22, 2015

Creative Strategy Lose the Referee

When you are starting to learn how to draw, it is easy to get stuck by your own expectations. In the beginning, your images may not […]
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