A 365 Drawing Challenge, also known as a Daily Drawing Challenge, is one of the best ways to improve yourself as an artist. If you are not familiar with 365 Challenges, they are based on the simple idea that if you want to get really proficient at something, spend a little time each day for […]
Last weekend, I attended a local SCBWI event (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) in Richmond, Va. Among the three excellent panelists was YA author, and 2015 Edgar Award Nominee, Lamar Giles. Lamar did a super-fun Mad-Lib-style exercise with us called Story Starters, where he and the audience create a unique opening line by committee. Once […]
I got to participate in a local Urban Sketchers gallery showing at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, which marked my first galley showing in a pretty long time. The event was organized by Jessie Chapman, who is a long-time board member of UrbanSketchers.org, an international organization that promotes sketchbook drawing. The exhibit features […]
Went to the downtown library today with some of the Urban Sketchers. Had a nice view of the street from a cozy window seat in the children’s book section. #urbansketchers #sketchbook
Met with the Urban Sketchers this Super Bowl Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings. We got there well before the big crowds came, which was good since that gave us plenty of time to sketch, eat and talk without feeling pressured to give up our table. First image was colored digitally at home.
I attended my first-ever conference for the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) this past weekend, and all-in-all had a great time! My favorite talk was by illustrator/author Pat Cummings who was every bit as funny as she was informative. But the highlight for me was meeting illustrator Henry Cole for a critique of […]
Joined the Urban Sketchers for the plein air event at the Miller School of Albermarle. It was a gorgeous day of sitting in the sun and the grass! Here’s hoping we get a few more days like this one before winter sets in. You can see photos of other artists at the […]
Click for larger view! Here it is! I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite awhile- the moment when I could bring Kid Hercules to life! During the course of my 365 challenge, a friend of mine suggested I do a walk cycle, and then animate it later. The second gif shows the untouched scans from my sketchbook. […]
Did some sketching from the Water Street parking garage with the Urban Sketchers this weekend. I’ve been wanting to go there for awhile now and was so happy that it got picked. Parking garages are a great place to get good city views, provided the security people don’t have a problem with it. The […]
Did a little sketching with the Urban Sketchers this last weekend. We went to Carter’s Mountain Orchard, sketching tourists and freshly picked peaches. It’s been over a month since I joined up with them, and boy did I feel rusty!