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"Sienna", My First Portrait Made with iPad Pro

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"Sienna", My First Portrait Made with iPad Pro

Mind blown. This iPad Pro is a game-changer, so much so that it's difficult for me to describe currently because my jaw is still scraping the floor. It's intuitive, it's responsive... it's practically magical. This week was my first week to play with an iPad of any kind, and I was so lucky as to get to play with the new 2018 12.9"-screened one! I say "play" with a decided sense of liberty, as everything on this device feels like play. I can try so many techniques, I can work in layers, there's a pencil to make lines with, it truly...

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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 5

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 5

I'm continuing my "100" theme into February now, with a shift in content: 100 re-imagined designs from Owen Jones' 1856 visual history classic "The Grammar of Ornament". I picked it up because I have been recently intrigued by the patterns and designs that cultures make for themselves, historically and now; what method-and-madness backstories they had, what materials and tools they used and why, etc. Following my curiosity, I'm simply re-designing some of the patterns he documented so I can engage with the material, and that's about that. All right, so Jones goes in chronological order, starting with "primitive" designs from cloths...

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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 4

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 4

This edition of "Sketchbook Roundup 2019" comes at you speedily this week! I have completed my goal of 100 humans sketched/painted/drawn in January, and I just wanted to share that. (Cue slow clapping.) So, was using gesture studies as approximately half my self-assigned quota some sort of cheat? I don't know. They helped with making the bodies of the last four men, so I am standing by their hefty contribution.  That said, I love the last four dudes! They were made on regular old copy paper using ink, Sharpies, paint markers, and gouache. And now I am done with this...

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Double Snow Day Especial

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Double Snow Day Especial

The recent double/near-triple rescheduling malarkey has turned into the best thing ever: the two-art-classes-in-one-combo-pack-artist's-choice-extraordinaire! Register through Woodland Park Parks and Recreation by phone @ (719) 687-5225 or online  today!

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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 3

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 3

Friday Night Creative Chill was (muy reluctantly) cancelled again this week due to the beautiful but slick snowfall, so I was afforded another bonus solo art night which I used to work on my "100 Humans in January" project. This week’s collection now brings me to 96.  On this go-round, I applied oil to paper using a stiff dry brush, limited brushstrokes, and a monochromatic palette. I again used unsplash for reference photos. I hope you enjoy seeing these images; I enjoyed making them! Buuuut... I really hope to see you soon for the rescheduled Alcohol Ink Tiles class! Solo art...

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