You Matter

This 2020 year has been a rollercoaster of emotions for me, especially as a United States citizen. How are you holding up? From Covid-19 to our current state (that has been a long time coming). However you are feeling, I just want you to know that you matter. Your voice is important in this worldContinue reading “You Matter”

Inktober 2018

Hi Friends! Its that time of year again! During the month of October, illustrators from all over will be participating in something known as Inktober. What is Inktober? It is an illustration initiative started by Jake Parker in 2009. This is a great way to improve upon your technique or try out new pens andContinue reading “Inktober 2018”

Art Classes

Registration for Winter classes is now open at Marnee’s Studio, a new art gallery in midtown Mobile, AL.  I will be teaching two classes, Capturing the Natural World (a watercolor class) and Drawing the Delta, beginning on January 22. We made a promotional video so I could introduce myself. 😉 You can register by clickingContinue reading “Art Classes”

‘Tis the Season

Wishing you a very happy holiday season filled with peace, love and joy! I created this illustration just in time for Day 5 of #illo_advent. If you are not familiar with the illustration initiative, it was created by Penny Neville Lee and you can find more information through her twitter feed. https://twitter.com/PennyNevilleLee What a great idea!

Drawing FUNdamentals

I have not posted many videos on my site, but here it goes! Tonight we discussed vine and compressed charcoal and how to use chiaroscuro to create a light source and make something look 3D in a drawing. I set up an O’Keefish (that’s a word right?) still life. My students turned out some AWESOMEContinue reading “Drawing FUNdamentals”

Peeking Hummingbird

This is an illustration that I created for Colour Collective. If you are not familiar with them, they are a page on twitter that posts one color for the week. Artists can then take that color and incorporate it into a work of art using any media. You are then asked to post the workContinue reading “Peeking Hummingbird”

The Waiting

“The Waiting” is an in progress work in which I am attempting to tackle the complex surface of what is called aquabord by Ampersand. I think that I am starting to figure it out and if it looks great sealed, it might be my go-to support from now on. No framing needed! Works out great for theContinue reading “The Waiting”

20 Minute Figure Drawing

This is a drawing from tonight’s figure group session at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Larry was our model. He sort of looks like he is upset with his crossed arms and pout. I know that Larry was not feeling good so maybe I captured his expression correctly. All Images © 2013 L.J. Hancock