Saturday, September 17, 2011

Miniatures Complete, Eye Tutorial and Resource of Week

Hi Everybody,
Hope everyone is having a great day. 
I just love this time of year, as the leaves begin to change. Plan on doing a fall piece soon, after I get done with my eye tutorial and a commission.
I finally finished all my miniatures for the upcoming show in November. Now I just have to get them all framed.
I will be posting update soon, when the show will be, and directions on how to get to the Walters Center soon.

Now a sneak peek at what my eye tutorial will be about. Using strictly Prismacolor pencils and a few Derwent Coloursofts. Here is my reference photo of my daughter's eye.

The demo  is "How to Achieve Dramatic Eyes Using Color Pencil" So a plain eye with no makeup to a dramatic looking eye with makeup. I will post when completed and more info on it.


Artist Barbara Newton shares techniques of grisaille and juxtapositioning of colors as she paints with colored pencils 

We are trying to find a home for this little guy, if you are interested please email me at
grey tabby kitten

Take Care Everyone!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory, New Work and Resource of the Week

As all of us look back 10 years ago today, we remember a day of tragedy, as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, and the news spread around that America was under attack. Watching this morning as they read off the names of those who perished (many who were risking their lives to save others), my eyes welled up with tears. My heart goes out to all of the families, as well as my thoughts and prayers.
I think about the terrorists who hate America so much, and can't help but feel pity for them for they do not know the truth, nor love,  only hate. In church this morning, our pastor couldn't have said it better, "I am proud to be an American" and we are so blessed to live in a free nation, where we have the right to choose what we believe in. 
God Bless you all and God Bless America.

I will be finishing up my last miniature tomorrow and then begin a color pencil eye tutorial for an online site. After that I will begin a commission of a unicorn.

The 4th of my miniatures. "Fall Time Kittens"  The scan didn't quite pick up all the light colors in the background.

"Winged Wolf" Final piece from Ellen Mlllions Sketchfest. SOLD.

Here's a little step by step demo of Ann Kullberg's technique on creating skin tones with color pencil

Hope you all have a great week!
Take Care!