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Dog Portraits and the Fine Art of Surviving Fur Drawing


We were so sick this winter!  I’ve lost count of the bouts we had with achey flu-like illnesses and colds.  And, of course, having seven of us in the family means that it took forever for each virus to run its course.  So when I look back on the winter and I wonder, “Where did […]

What My Stages of Drawing Look Like


This is how I draw.  First, I lightly block in the shapes and shadows, paying special attention to proportions and how each element relates to its surroundings.  I try to set it up as accurately as possible, but I know I’ll likely change things slightly during the filling-in process later. (This particular piece is a […]