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Fifteen Minutes a Day – day one and a half

Did more than 15 minutes yesterday (day one).  In fact I worked on this for more than an hour.  I was teaching a class last evening and we worked on a drawing of a small book.  Then we got out colored pencils and that made it a lot of fun, so I worked longer than […]

Oh the places we go when we read

  When I was a little girl, we had a bookmobile that came to our village every two weeks.  When school ended for the summer, my favorite thing to do was check out a pile of books from the bookmobile.  I would lay on a blanket in the front lawn and read and read and read.

Me by Clara

A delightful side benefit of filming the dinner for the documentary was that I got my portrait drawn by a future famous artist. A family of four were among the guests for the dinner.  The two daughters were a delight.  They wanted to be helpful, enjoyed being there, and they helped served a plate of […]

Day 12 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day

Einstein.  I’m so glad I drew him again.  I like this one much better.  As with the crab drawing, this one is done with the Prismacolor Premiere and Derwent Coloursoft pencils on Strathmore Artagan Coal Black paper.  I have only drawn one other dog in my entire life.  That was the Cocker Spaniel puppy (below) […]

Day 11 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day

Well, here I go again.  I didn’t get much done in fifteen minutes.  I’m going to continue this project though.  I’ll show you the final outcome. Einstein was my Day One drawing, but this time I’m going to draw him for real.  I enjoyed working on the crab so much that I think Einstein is […]

Day 9 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day

This drawing is done with Prismacolor colored pencils on black paper.

Day 6 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day

Meet Buffy. I’m filming a documentary about Sustainable Farming and have gotten to know this young lady quite well.  The first day we met, she looked me over and hopefully gave me thumbs – er, rather, claws up. The turkeys are in the middle of raising their poults (babies).  The mothers are excellent teachers – […]

Day 3 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day

I did two drawings for day three – both of a friend.  The first one was done in my little art journal, where the rest of the daily drawings are.  I drew it with pencil and then added some color with colored pencils.  The whole drawing was maybe three inches tall.  Later in the day […]

A Case for Shadows

Hey, Wander One Day!  This is in honor of your comment.  I’m not saying that you would use such bright colors always, but you can see how complimentary colors can liven things up.

Rejected illustration – lessons learned

Reading by flashlight.  This was a rough draft illustration for the new children’s book series we’re working on.  I was an experimenting with media types.  This piece was done Derwent Coloursoft pencils on Strathmore Artagain coal black paper.  I was interested in seeing if I could get away with using the black paper for the […]