How to draw awesome white whiskers in a few simple easy steps

2017-10-30T00:20:53-05:00March 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How to draw awesome white whiskers in a few simple easy steps What I Used In This Demo: Stonehenge Tan Paper 8.5 x 11 Prismacolor Premier White Coloured Pencil Step 1: With the Prismacolor Premier White coloured pencil (you could also use other white coloured pencils such as Faber Castell, Stabilo, Coloursoft or Luminance) [...]


The Dangers Of Sitting Too Long. Artists Listen Up!

2017-10-13T10:14:20-05:00July 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I am an artist and website designer which has brought me to sitting much more than I would like to. Over the years I have worked as a graphic designer, website designer, teacher and an artist. I have spent a large portion of my life sitting in a chair rather than moving my body as [...]


Is a painting worth 43 million?

2017-10-06T16:01:34-05:00March 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

I came across this painting after another artist had posted it on Facebook. The painting was painted by New York artist, Barnett Newman and sold for a record $43.8 million at Sotheby's.  The painting entitled, Onement Vi,  is 8.5 ft wide by x 10ft high and was painted in 1953 (that's really not that long ago). Before this [...]


Around the World In 80 Drawings

2017-10-06T16:01:34-05:00January 24th, 2015|

I have had the opportunity to review the book, Around The World In 80 Drawings. This book would be a great gift for the creative person and for those who love to travel. The book contains 80 drawings of well known places and even those you have never heard about before. Each place mentioned has a [...]


Plant Your Pencil!

2017-10-06T16:01:34-05:00January 19th, 2015|

Yes, you read that correctly. You can actually plant your pencil and watch it grow. When your Sprout pencil gets too small you can just plant it! So instead of throwing away your pencil stub you can plant and grow Basil, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Cherry Tomotoes, Green Peppers, Marigolds, Calendula, Coriander,  Sage or Forget-Me-Nots. [...]

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The Big Draw – World’s Largest Drawing Festival

2017-10-06T16:01:35-05:00October 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

THE BIG DRAW is the world's biggest drawing festival which runs from October 1st until November 2nd, 2014. The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing! 280,000 people expected to join in over 1,000 events!   "The Campaign for Drawing aims to get everyone drawing by breaking down barriers and helping people of all ages enjoy [...]

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Incredibly Lifelike Realistic Pencil Drawings

2017-10-06T16:01:37-05:00September 29th, 2014|

Kudos to all of these pencil realist artists who have mastered drawing these life-like realistic pencil drawings by hand. Drawing with graphite pencils can take a lot of time & practice. These realist artists strive to achieve fine details in their pencil drawings and they have done it. And perhaps, yes, they appear as photographs [...]

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Drawing Ideas – 150 Inspiring Things to Draw

2017-10-06T16:01:37-05:00September 25th, 2014|

Drawing Ideas - 150 Inspiring Things To Draw I have listed 150 drawing ideas that may inspire you to draw.  Take a look around you and you will always find something to draw. I have compiled a list below of some drawing ideas that could take a few minutes to draw or several hours depending [...]


Top 10 Tools I Use For Colored Pencil Drawings

2017-10-06T16:01:37-05:00September 16th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Back in the late 1990's I was introduced to Colored Pencils. I had no idea at the time that coloured pencils could create such wonderful works of art and there were even pencils that were considered 'professional'. At the beginning, I was a bit overwhelmed in learning which tools to use to create the colored [...]

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