Monthly Archives: December 2015


















Here’s what I really like to sketch with. I have another sketchbook I prefer if I’m doing watercolor, but we’ll talk about that more in the future. This is a $3.99 or maybe $4.99 sketchbook I buy from Dick Blick.  Fabriano is the name brand. They make really good paper. […]

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Here’s this week’s sketch.  I wanted to be funny and draw something everyone who really knows me has seen. My grumpy “leave me alone in eating and trying to remember how to function” look. This is a time I could have used a kneaded eraser to pick out some highlights,  […]

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Here is my very quick sketch for this week’s theme of what object represents me.  Everyone makes fun of my books and the fact that I tore out my RV couch and put a bookshelf in its place.  A beautiful,  cedar shelf I built myself,  but who’s asking? Most of […]

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Last week we discussed 3 values. Shadow, mid-tone, highlight.  Obviously, values are infinite and the more you have the more realistic your sketch will appear. One exercise that will help you see and achieve more subtle values in your drawing is the study above. Draw a long rectangle and split […]

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