Wednesday, December 26, 2018
This has been an eventful year with my YouTube channel and also my Etsy shop. Now I have begun providing pet portraits in collage on my Etsy shop. This one is of Pickles, the dog of a dear friend. The process is fun because the pieces of paper have to be small and look hair-like. I'm pretty excited about this one.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
This one is my introduction to Painting on wrinkled paper. I'm hoping to get more students this year. So far I only have 5 students taking my class.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The most exciting thing for me is that I now have only 4 pages left to finish for this children's book and I will be ready to publish. I've worked so long on it that I almost despaired that I would ever see the end. Now it is so close I can see the light at the end. Maybe I can start the new year with a newly published book. Cross your fingers, friends. Wish me luck. I may be able to finish in this last month of the year.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
My first class on Skillshare was officially published 4 days ago but this is the introduction. I'm hoping I can get lots of students by posting on social media. We shall see if I can get a following. This will take time, I'm sure. Doesn't everything?
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
These little houses, one for each of the 50 states will make a great craft book when I get them all done. In the meantime I have several published for sale on my Etsy store page at Dancing Paintbrush Co. This one is the making of the Missouri Farmhouse.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
It seems like it took forever. I've been working on this Lute Player page for months. It never seemed to be finished because I kept seeing things that I just didn't like or that looked like they could be improved. The background needed something; her face wasn't shaped right; her hands bothered me; and on and on. Finally I think it is ready and here is the video to prove it. Enjoy.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Each time I upload one of these tutorials I get excited, like teaching a baby how to walk. I'm still new at this YouTube channel stuff but I'm learning more everyday. This little guy is my latest upload and my latest drawing for my 100 days of drawing children's faces challenge. I'm pretty happy with it.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
I had to fix this one at the end. It's really difficult to erase charcoal even with a kneaded gum eraser. But I realized at the end the eyes were too small and the ear was too far forward. Here is my drawing and fix. I hope you enjoy it.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
I've been creating videos of my charcoal drawings lately. I wanted to start the YouTube channel back in January and worked toward that end but didn't really get started until July. Oh well. At least I'm doing what I wanted to do. Here is a link to the YouTube channel:
One of the first of my charcoal process videos was this one of the profile of Noah. Please watch it and let me know what you think.