As promised for the contest/giveaway the winning colors are announced in this post: . . .
This post is a review of the Aukey Bluetooth Sports Headphones and the Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth. I use them all the time, but they come in handy while I am drawing. I have playlists filled with ambient house music with no vocals for concentrating and deep focus. Keep reading for a comprehensive list of virtues of each product. Find out how to win FREE pair below: . . .
It is a contest and a give-away! If you can guess the same two colors that I used to complete this sketch, you have a chance to win! . . .
For decades I have been drawing eyebrows on my face in velvet black eyebrow pencil. My natural eyebrows are so sparse, I have considered having them tattooed on. It takes about 8 minutes to carefully draw them on each morning. My entire makeup routine is about 15 minutes. . . .
The latest events across the country has given me pause. After following Shaun King on social media for less than a year, I have seen more horribly bad incidents than in all my life. So today's post is not about or related to drawing. I feel a need to use my internet space to say something about what each of us can do. . . .
I don't watch television. The first thing I stopped watching was the news. These are the reasons: . . .
Recently I read an article about how to boost creativity. The idea resonated with me because I certainly require a certain amount of quiet every day. . . .
Under the hair is a new wireless sport headset. It wraps around your neck and fits snug in your ear and provides noise reduction at the same time. . . .
The spirograph has inspired me and I am hoping to use this tool in future drawings. The secret to keeping the spirograph stable while you make the design is not in the putty they give you in the deluxe set. . . .
Drawing is enhanced with music. But radio is just as awful as television. I stream music to avoid the talking, the media and the commercials. . . .
Self portrait preliminary sketch done with a dark grey ink. This drawing is the first scan of more to come; a work in progress. The lady in the mirror is unfamiliar. I've been doing a lot of growing and changing, but I didn't think I would ever find my reflection to be new. . . .
This self portrait is a work in progress. Yesterday I hated it, and I wanted to blot it out of the sketchbook. But with a little additional massaging today it is coming along. . . .
Peek into the studio. This photo is proof that a studio can happen anywhere. It is all I need. . . .
This is a vintage colored pencil drawing done in New Orleans. It was an experiment in pointillism that I will never forget; it was extremely tedious and time consuming. . . .
Mistakes are conspicuous to me now when I look at this vintage colored pencil drawing even though I am pleased with the subject and the composition. . . .
While living in Baton Rouge, I saw the most beautiful bamboo birdcage that I had to have. So I figured I would get a bird to go in it and picked out the tiniest bird they had. . . .
Atlanta impressed me even before I moved. The customer service is outstanding or maybe it is just in comparison to Detroit where there is high chance you will find those in service jobs with an angry disposition. Either that or with a depressed outlook. . . .
This is an ink drawing that my hair fascination inspired me to do about 30 years ago. Back then I struggled to work with the damage I caused to my hair with daily heat and regular chemical treatments. . . .
Graphite drawings are basically in my past. But for those of you that prefer this tool, here are 11 graphite drawing tips: . . .
The new scanner arrived and was a breeze to figure out. I have new drawings that I am still tweaking, and then I remembered this one that I finished, but couldn't scan in its entirety because of scanning difficulties. . . .
My dear friend welcomed me to Atlanta announcing that I am a new Georgia peach! It’s true; everything is new. New zip code New phone number New state New driver’s license New weather New scanner! New blog New ideas New inspiration It’s been a whirlwind and I’m glad of it. I desperately needed a change; I’ve been ready to leave Michigan for many years. Change is exciting. This is a sneak preview of a drawing that I started working on last summer. I wasn’t sure what the peach pits represented at the time, but lo and behold the meaning is now clear! What a difference a year makes! Inspiration came from a sketchbook that I received as a gift. A year after the fire I didn’t feel much for drawing even though all . . .
My new Epson V19 scanner is en route! There are new drawings to share, but I am waiting for the scanner to show up. . . .
My favorite pens are both Uni-ball. For drawing it is currently the Uni-ball Vision Elite, and my favorite writing pen is the Uni-ball Jetstream. The Uni-ball Vision Elite is a roller ball pen and has many endearing qualities: • It doesn’t bleed. If I go over it later with a watercolor wash, or if it gets wet, no worries. • It makes a continuously consistent line of one thickness. • It lasts for quite some time unlike gel pens. • The cap fits on the end of the pen while you’re using it. It is surprising how many pens don’t have this feature! It’s rare that I want to do a drawing with a ballpoint pen, but it has happened several times. This baby portrait is done in ballpoint. I drew my uncle’s portrait in ballpoint, but only because . . .
This colored pencil portrait was done from a photograph around 2006 of a man named Dan Eaton. . . .