EDM Challenge 185 – Draw a Cat

It’s been a while since I’ve done an Everyday Matters Challenge. To be honest, I didn’t do these specifically for the challenge. I was drawing cat cards for various swaps I had signed up for. So imagine my surprise when I went to check what the next EDM challenge would be. When I saw “drawContinue reading “EDM Challenge 185 – Draw a Cat”

Busy, Busy, Busy

Here’s one of a small stack of artist trading cards I’ve been making lately. This is from a photo by T. Bruce at Eyes. Mind. Heart. I’ve been making some cards by request which is a nice stretch for me. Barn owls and mini-portraits mainly. I’m also working on another portrait swap, but procrastination keepsContinue reading “Busy, Busy, Busy”

Goodbye Spring

Well, it’s officially summer and all of my red poppies have withered away. Fortunately I managed to draw some before they finished. I planted these poppies 13 years ago and this is the first year that I have even considered trying to draw them. I’m very pleased with the results. I dedicate these to SarahContinue reading “Goodbye Spring”

Throwing In the Sponge – EDM 126

This must be the most unromantic and uninteresting subject under the sun. Well, one of them anyway. I think that is why I chose this Everyday Matters Challenge 126 – Draw a Sponge. I just needed to draw something that I didn’t care about. For a whole week I have been going around looking atContinue reading “Throwing In the Sponge – EDM 126”

Popcorn – EDM Challenge 158

Another quick post. Popcorn is so strange. But it’s really fun to draw. It’s another one of those things that I’ve never really looked at. That’s pretty sad considering all the handfuls of popcorn that I’ve shoved into my face in my lifetime. It’s totally sunny and 70 today. I can’t keep up with theContinue reading “Popcorn – EDM Challenge 158”

Spring: Here, Gone, and Back Again

Last week it snowed. Snow is a pretty exciting event where I live. We really don’t get much snow even in winter. It quickly melted as it usually does. Then this week it was sunny and warm. Yesterday I lay in the grass in the backyard gazing at the blue sky. It was like aContinue reading “Spring: Here, Gone, and Back Again”

Something To Be Thankful For

I’ve been gone for a while, but I’ve had a wonderful week! Birthday celebrations (mine), guests from out of town and a general sense of well-being that comes from looking in the mirror and realizing that even though I’ve grown a year old, I still don’t have any crow’s feet. YES!!! Life is good. NowContinue reading “Something To Be Thankful For”

Colored Pencil Portrait: Daniel Craig

Well, I did it.  Geez, it felt like forever. The scan of the pencil portrait worked great as a sort of grisaille which saved me a lot of time.  I didn’t have to build layer after layer of shadow.  I really admire people who work in colored pencil. There is so much discipline involved. YouContinue reading “Colored Pencil Portrait: Daniel Craig”