Have ever noticed that there is a connection between your artwork and the way you feel about yourself?
Tell me if you can relate: Continue reading
Tell me if you can relate: Continue reading
When I heard the news two days ago of the passing of Anthony Bourdain ( travel writer, celebrity chef), I was shocked and saddened.
I used to watch No Reservations on the Travel channel quite often and really enjoyed it. Anthony was a most beautifully gifted writer, being able to put things into words in a way that enriched the experiences he was speaking of so much. He loved to dine with the rich and the poor alike. I know that he will be so very missed by many people who knew him, including his wife and daughter.
It’s so saddening to know that he was feeling so lost that he resorted to suicide as a way out. So many people would have reached out and been a support system had they known. I wish he hadn’t felt this was the only way.
I decided to draw a portrait of Anthony Bourdain in his memory:
And I have a tribute video of the process of this drawing at the link below. Continue reading
I have been meaning to post a drawing tutorial for the last week but have just not had the time that I would like to devote to it. I plan to have another one out soon.
In the meantime, I was able to create a time lapsed video of a picture I drew of Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) a few days ago. Kim Wexler is another character from AMC’s Better Call Saul and is a fantastic character in the show.
Some things that you might notice that differ from the last time-lapsed video I did of drawing Walter White (from Breaking Bad):
As I find the time, I plan to eventually make several tutorials on how to accomplish these things.
It took me about 2 hours to complete this drawing. The video below is about 2 minutes in length.
After watching the video, I would like to know your thoughts:
Any questions and comments will be very helpful in giving me information that will help me decide what to teach about next!
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As a freelancer, I get all types of reference photos to draw; some good, some bad.
The reason for this is that when I’m drawing, I am gathering information about the subject of the picture from the photograph and translate that information on to paper.
Here is an example of an image that I was given last year of a beautiful couple I know. It’s a nice photo to look at, but when it comes to drawing, it does not have a lot of clarity since it was a snapshot taken without good lighting. And that makes it very difficult to work with. Continue reading
I am a big fan of AMC’s television show, Better Call Saul. I actually am impatiently waiting for the next season to finally come out.
I first started watching Breaking Bad when it came out in 2008, because of the fact that I was intrigued by the fact that Hal from Malcolm in the Middle was going to be playing such a dark character. It was so hard for me to imagine him in that role!
It turned out that the show was very good, very intense, very interesting. And of course, when Better Call Saul came out afterward, I had to watch it too!
In the last week, I decided to draw some celebrities from the shows Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad and to create a time-lapsed video of me drawing Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) so others could see the progress of creation. Let me know what you think.
I spent the majority of the last week working on changes to my website, including a move to a different host… because of this some of you may not have received notifications of the last two post that I made.
The two posts you may have missed are:
I hope you enjoy!
For those of you who don’t have an hour to watch but would like to see the process, I have uploaded a time-lapsed version. Enjoy!
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There are a lot of tutorials about drawing.
Many of them are absolutely terrific, and I still learn from them today. Many of the artists who create them draw so much better than I do, and are able to articulate their process much better than I can.
However, one thing I do notice is that many of the videos showing how to draw eyes or hands, etc are time lapsed.
While time-lapsed videos are really fun to watch – and I really enjoy watching them – these kinds of videos may not have all the information that you’re looking for when learning to draw. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to draw hair but get frustrated because every time you try, it looks like this?
But you want to draw hair like this:
How can you go from drawing hair as demonstrated in the first two examples, to drawing as demonstrated by next two? Continue reading