July 9, 2013

Practice Sketching Ideas

What a great idea to use the alphabet as a way to practice small thumbnail sketches.  I would think that these small images can also be […]
March 11, 2013

Doors as Drawing Inspiration

Several years ago I had great fun drawing a series of door images.  The idea started while teaching my Friday morning drawing class. After finishing the […]
December 27, 2012

Creative Strategy: Life Long Learning

One of my favorite creative strategies is the idea of life long learning.  How great is this concept!  We can spend our whole life learning new […]
December 13, 2012

Fabulous Seattle Sketcher

Wouldn’t you like a little free library in your neighborhood? I think the Seattle Sketcher, Gabriel Campanario, does the best job writing interesting articles that include […]
December 6, 2012

Frank Ching as a Hand Drawing Expert and Author

Francis D.K. Ching is an incredible artist and author of the best architectural drawing drawing books.  He also has a wonderful blog called:  Seeing. Thinking. Drawing, […]
October 22, 2012

Sergio Rodrigues as an Inspiration

Sergio Rodrigues is a iconic Brazilian architect, interior designer and furniture designer.  I started learning about him when I found this delightful hand drawing of his […]
October 18, 2012

Participating in Art Communities

I applaud our local Jacksonville Watercolor Society for the good work they do in the Jacksonville Florida art community. They providing exhibit opportunities, monthly meetings with […]
October 15, 2012

Rebecca Finds Time to Sketch

Finding time to practice your hand drawing skills is always a challenge.  Here are four of Rebecca J Stahr’s  sketches from her blog site.  It look […]
October 1, 2012

Coffee Shop Inspiration

I find drawing cylinder shaped objects to be challenging.  The oval tops and containers often look discombobulated and out of shape. While walking my dog the […]
September 20, 2012

Traveling Theme Drawing Inspiration

I really enjoying seeing drawings that are inspired from traveling themes.  James Gulliver Handcock successfully used his suitcase to created an interesting, humorous image.  His illustration […]
September 10, 2012

Architectural Features as Inspiration

The Florida Theatre is one of many historic buildings in downtown Jacksonville with interesting architectural features.  I am captivated by the details of these features and […]
September 3, 2012

Desks for Drawing Inspiration

This desk image is just gorgeous.  I am appreciating the technique that was used.  The ink drawing is light and creates a realistic image.  The addition […]
August 30, 2012

Start by Drawing Small

What a brilliant way to use an office supply!  I am inspired to know that other visual artists are comfortable practicing their drawing skills with small […]
August 20, 2012

Drawing as Expression

Wow, what a wonderful hand drawing expressing and documenting the flavor of a powerful event.  This image is on the Seattle Urban Sketchers site and created […]
August 16, 2012

City Buildings as Drawing Inspiration

I enjoying seeing how artists render the flavor of a city. Here are two city images that are very different.  This is a sweet rendering of […]
July 16, 2012

James Gulliver Handcock

Just love the fun flavor, point of view and humor in this drawing.  James Gulliver Hancock is based in Sydney, Australia, and Brooklyn, N.Y., he is […]
July 2, 2012

Fun with 1-Point Perspective

My  goal for this set of drawings is to show different objects in one-point perspective above, below and on the horizon line.  I  started out by […]
June 28, 2012

Architectural images on Tile

Sarah Horn is using architecture as her inspiration in creating a collection of ceramic tiles.  There is a combination of intimate views and big picture building […]
June 21, 2012

David Hockney iPhone Art

I have admired David Hockney’s art for many years.  Now he is using his iPhone to create great drawings.  I think that he exemplifies the artist […]
June 18, 2012

Doodling as a Start

How do you get a drawing started on a blank page?  What assists you in organizing your image and getting ideas for a drawing?  What about […]
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