New Day, New Way

This was the best Christmas ever. I got a brand new iPad Pro for Christmas. Got the iPad, an Apple pencil, a keyboard, and an awesome set of headphones.  Tonight I downloaded a new software called Astropad.  It lets me see the screen of my iMac right there on my iPad.  I can bring up […]

Teaching Art – ME?

The most influential person in my life was my art teacher.  Her name was Barbara Bassett.  I learned more from her in that short few years than I’ve learned in all the rest of my life combined.  I think I brought my potential for art with me, but she was like a gardener; watering, feeding, […]

Drawing Brooke – Phase 6

I’m ready to be finished.  I’ve mentioned before that I reach a point where I need to be done.  When I scanned the drawing this time, I thought I’d label it Brooke-Finished.  After scanning it, I was able to look at it with Lightroom and every flaw glared at me defiantly, shouting OH, YOU THOUGHT […]

Drawing Brooke – Phases 4 and 5

It’s been a good day; a productive day.  I live in a small town and sometimes have to drive up to one of the cities to get things.  Today I found 11×17 printer paper close to home.  I can now print out a storyboard template and launch the new book we’re working on.  More about […]

Drawing Brooke – Phase 3

It’s been a very full day for me.  I got up early and went to my first Tai Chi class.  It was in the side yard of a house overlooking the water.  We were in the shade and surrounded by lush bushes, trees, flowers, grass – all rich and vibrant with color.  The air smelled […]

Drawing Brooke – Day 2

Besides looking at angles, line directions, and measurements, I look for shapes in the subject.  I look for triangles, circles, rectangles and even cones, spheres, etc.  In this case I found triangle relationships between the tops of the ears and the chin, the bridge of the nose and the chin, the pupils, the nose, and […]

Drawing of Brooke – Phase 1

So it begins. I’ve spent a good amount of time measuring.  I suppose there could be artists out there who can get a likeness by just putting pencil to paper and drawing what they see – no mistakes.  For the rest of us, if you want the drawing to look like your subject, you need […]

The Winner is Number 3

Tomorrow I’ll start the drawing.  I bought some brand new pencils today.  I was hoping to find a Kimberly 9xxb pencil and an Organic Black #5000.  Ah, well.  It can wait. I’m going to post my daily about my progress.  I really hope that you’ll stop by for a visit to see how it’s going. […]


My endeavor to draw fifteen minutes a day has been a success. I will move on now. The goal was to get me to move forward. I was going weeks and sometimes months between drawing or painting. I thought I would have to draw fifteen minutes a day for a year, but perhaps not. I […]

Day 14 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day