Wow! this is an article I found and I loved it. It is from an Illustrator, Tracie Van Wagoner. In today’s world, we need to be shrewd and cautious. She hits all the points and concerns that I have read about over the years. Take a peek at her blog. I found it simple … More What questions an Illustrator should ask?
“…without looking at your page or lifting your pen or pencil off the page. Remember only draw the outer edges of the subject.” J.Price … More …hand eye co-ordination
This new family was a dream to work with. Using natural lighting and using props, we were able to catch the moment. Using Lightroom and Photoshop to edit the photo makes it so easy. It is so nice to make sure that mom looks her best. and notice the neutral colours which help to keep the … More Oh Baby, Oh Baby, Oh Baby
When a small child is born it has little motor control over its limbs and head. Over a period of months, the child starts to gain momentum and control in the movements. It usually starts with their hands. First, they will look at the hand and move the fingers slowly. Once this process starts, it … More Train your hand to draw as you see.
I came across a site by Marina Fridman is a Canadian multi-media artist and drawing teacher. She has dedicated this website to help people to learn how to draw. Her step by step approach is elegant and simply put together. She touches everything that I have been showing others over the last 30 yrs. I highly … More How to draw site! Take a peek at this…
What are the Basic Elements of Drawing? This is a good question. Here is a small section of my notes taken in my college Art class. For many years I was already drawing what I thought I saw for years. But this series of points help me to see more into what I was drawing … More 6 Basic Elements of Drawing
I would like to introduce this Video by a gracious Children’s book Illustrator, Martin Wright. He created this video in a simple, straight to the point, directions on how to set up and create your children’s book. Thanks to this video I now am able to set up my paintings and drawings for my … More The Meat and potatoe of Illustrating Childrens Book
Last Month I started illustrating some of my children’s stories. It has been kind of exciting and long overdue. This is a rough sketch of one of the pages. I have had some nice suggestions and was able to do a watercolor. that will come later.
This afternoon I went through some old art pieces in my bedroom and I happen to find some of the first photography pieces that I had done in the dark room. One was on composition and the other one was on black-and-white portraiture with composition. I was working on contrast and composition. I really loved doing … More Treasures in the Folders.
last week was my mom and dads 56th wedding anniversary. So I started to jot down all the things that I appreciated about my parents and their marriage and how it contributed to helping me enjoy life in my married life. list of things. Mom and dad always showed open affection to each other. As … More Happy Anniversary!