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  • It’s 10:30 a.m.: Do You Know Where Your Sketchbook Is?

    It’s 10:30 a.m.: Do You Know Where Your Sketchbook Is?

    So you think you want to be an artist? Well, do you know where your sketchbook is at this very moment? Have you used it today? Yesterday? And what are you waiting for?     The point is: Sketchbooks are not finished works of art, so don’t wait until you have something perfect to put in yours. Sketchbooks are tools for learning, exploring, playing, etc., etc., etc., and if you do those things enough . . . well, maybe you’ll […]

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  • Drawing: In Reference to Your . . .

    Drawing: In Reference to Your . . .

    Okay, I have to admit it: I’m not so crazy about this artist’s girly subject matter, but . . . I’m putting up with it because he has one very good tip on this video and his demonstration is instructive. So, that’s my disclaimer. His tip is that if you are right-handed, you should concentrate on drawing from the left (vice versa for lefties). This will allow you to see what you have drawn as you try to detect reference […]

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  • Reverse Doodling

    Reverse Doodling

    You know how your thinking can get in a rut? And when it does, you know how you just have to mix everything up and look at things differently? Well, here’s what to do when your doodling gets in a rut. Un-doodle it!     By the way, good luck trying to do this . . . But I’m sure you get the idea. If you have some friends whose thinking (and doodling) is in a rut, why not share […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Robert Williams

    Interview with an Artist: Robert Williams

    What do the 50s, Albuquerque, the Punk movement, quantum physics, and a concern for artists who can’t draw have in common? Robert Williams. in this video, Robert Williams, one of today’s most popular artists, discusses his background, training, and influences; the modern trends away from realism and artists who can’t draw or paint; and the energy of one of his more outrageous phases.     So, what do you think? I can’t say that his art is among my favorites, […]

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  • Trompe l’Oeil Euro Note or How Forgers Get Their Start

    Trompe l’Oeil Euro Note or How Forgers Get Their Start

    Now this drawing certainly doesn’t start out looking like it’s going to be realistic, but . . .wait until you see the finished work. It sure looks like a 50 Euro note to me. The problem is: I don’t have a 50 Euro note and have never even seen one.  So, can anyone out there comment on this drawing for us stay-at-homes?     If this drawing is as realistic as I think it is, this artist has a promising […]

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  • Colors and Blending and Teaching, Oh My!

    Colors and Blending and Teaching, Oh My!

    I know some of you are going to see the drawing on this video and flip away thinking it’s just one of those structured doodle drawings for “hobbyists.” But give it a chance. This video really has something for most everyone. For those of you who do like those “structured doodles,” here you go. For those of you who want to introduce color into your drawings, here you go. For those of you who would like to understand color blending […]

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  • Doodling Vandalism

    Doodling Vandalism

    Happy Doodle Monday! Today I’ve got something a little different for you: a sort of collage doodle. It’s an interesting idea and fun to watch, but. . . Doesn’t Peter Draws know that it’s illegal to deface U.S. currency? Well, for now, we’re all about the art aspect of this doodle so, here goes . . .     But now back to that legal stuff:  I’m a little worried about Peter Draws because besides being illegal to deface currency, […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Jeff Koons

    Interview with an Artist: Jeff Koons

    The “traditional” image of an artist is usually of someone who looks  different, lives differently, works differently, and who sees and thinks differently than your “average joe.” Well, Jeff Koons  meets a couple of those criteria. See if you can guess which.     So, what’s your guess? Ah . . . Have a great weekend!

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  • What to Draw. What to Draw.

    What to Draw. What to Draw.

    Do you ever sit down with your pencil and pad already to draw and . . . BAM . . . nothing comes to you? You don’t see anything appealing to draw, and you can’t think of anything appealing to draw. But you need to keep drawing. So I have two inspirational little (yes, they’re short) videos that will show you how to get your mind and your pencil working.       Oh no, was that a skull in […]

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  • Skull Drawing: What I Do for You

    Skull Drawing: What I Do for You

    Here’s the thing.  I don’t really like skull art (or just about skull anything). And I don’t even like apples. And yet today I have a drawing of an apple turned into a skull for you. Why? No, I don’t like to suffer. It’s because this is one heck of an amazing anamorphic illusion, and you have to see it.     Didn’t I tell you? This drawing made the skull-apple combination worth it even for me. Hope you enjoyed […]

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