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 […]

Timothy’s Greens Grocer

To keep myself on track (that my work is supposed to include a good deal of sketching and painting) I’ve begun designing the buildings for my 3D village with pencil and paper. The benefit of that is being able to think it through a little slower. When I use Adobe Illustrator only, I tend to […]

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 – 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

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) […]