still life graphite drawing of a potted plant philodenron

From My Sketchbook

Today I drew a philodendron in my oil painting class sketchbook. Our professor wants us to experiment with the eraser as well as the pencil. Borrowing a technique from Betty Nelson (author of “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”), I laid down a medium tone with a B Read more…

still life graphite drawing of a clock and small decorative container

From My Sketchbook

My new oil painting class started last night, and it’s going to be challenging. In addition to the several oil paintings we will complete, we need to keep and turn in a sketchbook. Every two weeks we need to complete 7 pages in the sketchbook, and they should be good Read more…

drawing of a clothed woman sketchbook

From My Sketchbook

Last November, a former art history classmate contacted me through MySpace and said he was starting up a new figure drawing opportunity. The concept is pretty cool. The models are in a variety of costumes, rather than nude. It’s weekly, on Tuesdays. It has really helped me brush up on Read more…