The Eyes Give Life

I hope everyone is staying cool on this hot, boiling first day of Summer! I haven’t quite finished my fox piece yet but I thought it would be neat to show you how the eyes of a portrait really bring it to life! I typically will do the eyes last but for the fox IContinue reading “The Eyes Give Life”

Free Spirit WIP III

For the first time in my entire life I  saw a wild red fox! I was so excited! I had always been with someone who pointed one out, running by, but I always missed it. My parents even had one make her den near their house and I never saw that one either! I haveContinue reading “Free Spirit WIP III”

Shout Out to Pete

We have been having some great weather in my neck of the woods. I hope the same goes for you. I can’t wait to spend all my days outside again! I plan on doing some outdoor sketching this year. I haven’t done that in quite some time. At the moment, I am finishing up a beautifulContinue reading “Shout Out to Pete”

Free Spirit WIP

Spring came and then the snow followed! At least where I am! I’m scratching my head confused as to how this happened. Two days ago I was thinking about wearing shorts. Today I have two pairs of pants and three shirts on, struggling to stay warm! Baffling! Well, enough about weather. Let’s talk art! I’veContinue reading “Free Spirit WIP”

Childish Chalk Talk

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso I came across a video of an artist, Ruth Oosterman, painting a picture using her toddler’s doodle as her layout. You can check out the video at the bottom of this post. I thought it was a reallyContinue reading “Childish Chalk Talk”

Transsssformation

Just a sketch for today’s post. Snakes and other reptiles have always fascinated me. The great anaconda is an earthly wonder! I marvel at their size. The snake in Native American teachings represents transformation. In “shedding your skin” you can tie up loose ends and create room for new beginnings. If a snake slithers acrossContinue reading “Transsssformation”

Free Spirit Flashback

I came across a bunch of old sketchbooks and school projects the other day. It’s really funny to look back and see the drawings you did as a kid and compare them through the years. I thought it would be neat to do a timeline of my work for my latest post. I wasn’t ableContinue reading “Free Spirit Flashback”

A Visual Universe

I have been diligent with keeping a sketchbook lately. I am usually terrible about it, inconsistent. I use to think there was a right and a wrong way to use a sketchbook and it discouraged me. I always make things harder on myself then they really have to be. Like there is a secret IContinue reading “A Visual Universe”

Do It in the Dark!

Yep…I did it in the dark. I drew in my sketchbook with no lights on and it was crazy! (get your mind out of the gutter, perverts :P) I have a magical sketchbook entitled “Drawing is Magic” by John Hendrix. It is kind of like a guide book for artists. I have been trying to rediscover myselfContinue reading “Do It in the Dark!”

Free Spirit Realm

This is something I have never exposed before. Honestly though, that’s no surprise. I keep a lot of things to myself but that is all changing now. I like the word exposed because I feel naked sometimes when I share things that are important to me. Don’t we all! This week’s exposure is going toContinue reading “Free Spirit Realm”