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 and brushes. Drawing every day also helps you to develop good drawing habits. https://www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober-1/ Parker says that “Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” You do not have to be an illustrator and you do not have to post on social media. Do it for yourself! However, if you do post on social media make sure to use the hashtag inktober or inktober2018. You just might get a feature!
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 clicking on the link below. I hope that you can come draw and/or paint with me this winter/spring! Its warm in the studio and we have been known to serve coffee and even (spoiler alert) hot chocolate!
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!
I picked up an IPAD Pro for my birthday and downloaded Procreate. Since then, I have been trying to figure out exactly how I want to use the app and when. Over the past two weeks I have been tinkering with the idea of a “logo” design to include on the back of prints and cards, and possibly t-shirts in the future. What do you think?
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 AWESOME drawings. We also had fun flashing back to an 80’s radio mix station.
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 work by Friday with the hashtag #colour collective This color was “timber wolf” gray. Its a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Check them out! https://twitter.com/Clr_Collective
“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 the artist and the buyer. 😉 Stay tuned for the finished product and if you feel so inclined, let me know what you think. Peace and love friends.
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.