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  • Drawing: Best Foot Forward

    Drawing: Best Foot Forward

    It occurred to me today that I have seriously neglected something all of you who like to or want to draw figures really need a video about. That’s right. I’m talking about feet. The problem with finding instructional videos on drawing feet is (1) the videos are pretty long or (2) the feet don’t look like those of earthlings. But I think I have solved the problem because I managed to find a video that’s just over five minutes and […]

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  • Before You Draw the Wrinkles

    Before You Draw the Wrinkles

    You’ve decided to draw a picture. You’ve chosen your subject and medium. You’ve positioned the subject in a particular environment or against a certain backdrop. And you’re ready. Well, you thought you were, but now you find that you are overwhelmed. How are you going to look at the subject? Straight on? From above? From the side? What part of it are you going to draw? All of it? Just a profile? Just a fragment? Should the subject be centered? […]

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  • Let’s Doodle Again

    Let’s Doodle Again

    Yes, it has been awhile. You see I took a couple of weeks off because . . . Well, I’d like to say something inspiring like because I was at a drawing retreat in the Himalayas, but that would be a lie. The truth is I’ve been doing some other things (well, it is gardening season, you know). But, at least for now, I’m back, and I think we’re all overdue for some doodling. (I know: You’ve had to spend […]

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  • Doodling: Should the Worst Happen

    Doodling: Should the Worst Happen

    Happy Doodle Monday! You, of course, know how I’m always encouraging you to doodle at work and giving you excuses/explanations to give your boss about it. But let’s just assume, that those excuses/explanations don’t carry any weight with The Boss. (I can’t imagine it, but . . . ) Let’s assume the worst: The Boss decides that The Company doesn’t  wish to keep you on the payroll if you’re going to spend “its time” doodling. Well, should this occur, you’re […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Erick Sanchez

    Interview with an Artist: Erick Sanchez

    Erick Sanchez is a visual artist whose series of works entitled Dangerous Land  “is a response to environmental, social, political and inhumane worldwide contemporary issues. [He gives]  shape to an unstable space that no longer has or will disappear because of globalization, industrialization and global warming. This leads to natural disasters extinguishing life and nature. These events are the consequences of human behavior. Theologists call it the Apocalypse; the Rapture. [He calls] it Destiny.” Click here to read more of […]

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  • Drawing As Meditation

    Drawing As Meditation

    We’ve all heard that famous saying, “Art for art’s sake,” right?  Well, that’s all well and good, but art has been and is used for a lot of other things, too: advertising, teaching, propaganda, etc. In today’s video, you’ll see one of the many ways you can use art: meditation. And, you don’t have to be an artist to do it.     It seems as if everyone is stressed these days, and drawing is a great (non-anger-management-requiring or substance-abusing) […]

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  • It’s a doodle! It’s a sculpture! It’s what the . . . ?

    It’s a doodle! It’s a sculpture! It’s what the . . . ?

    Okay, I admit it, this is pretty obviously a promotional video, but . . . Well, for those of you haven’t seen this yet, you really need to. Prepare to be amazed. The artistic possibilities for this are sort of mind-boggling. And it’s not even really expensive. And, no, I don’t have any relationship with the vendors. Sometimes, science is really worth the trouble. If you have or have used a 3D handheld doodler, please (please) let us know what […]

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  • Drawing Flowers: They Asked For It!

    Drawing Flowers: They Asked For It!

    You may have noticed (I hope someone noticed) that I haven’t been posting quite as regularly as usual lately. The reason for this, as I explained in my previous post, is that it’s spring, and I just want to be doing gardening (especially flower) related things. Fortunately, flowers and drawing have, as you saw in my last post, a degree of overlap because flowers just beg to be drawn. Today, I have two more short flower-related drawing videos for you, […]

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  • Drawing: It’s Spring Dang It!

    Drawing: It’s Spring Dang It!

    Yes, it is! It is finally, undeniably spring! And all I really want to do is be outside planting flowers or looking at flowers or thinking about flowers. But, sometimes, no matter how much it’s spring, you’ve got to come inside and . . . draw flowers! So, to get you inspired, here’s a realistic, colored pencil drawing of flowers by Heather Rooney.     Yes, art can fill all your needs. Even those for flowers in the spring. By […]

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  • Sharpie Art Plus . . .

    Sharpie Art Plus . . .

    You love drawing, right? That’s why you’re here. Well, I — obviously — do , too. But what I like just as much as classical pencil or charcoal or even pen and ink drawing is drawing with new media (like Sharpies) and mixing media. And that’s what today’s video is all about. Sharpies, pencils. watercolor effects, lots of good stuff. This is a short, seemingly simple, but it’s really got a wealth of ideas and inspiration for you to use […]

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