Monday, September 07, 2020

Portrait Party with SF Sketchers Meet Up Group

 The focus was on wigs and hair. I was surprised by how many people possessed wigs. It was a fun session with some great poses. The poses were 1 minute, 3 minutes, 6 minutes, and 10 minutes.

I drew with a Platinum Preppy with brown ink and a mechanical pencil. I painted with watercolor.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

My latest mini zine is now available on Etsy.

This zine is made from one sheet of paper and contains 6 pages.
It is made from copies of my original artwork which consisted of collage, pen and ink drawings, hand-carved stamps, and watercolor.
The zine will answer the question, What Good are Vultures, and How Do Vultures Digest Bones?

The mini-zine is approximately
4.25 inches x 2.75 inches


$2.00 for one zine

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Sketchbook Flip May 10 2020 August 14 2020

This is a handmade Coptic stitch book with various papers. The cover was made with a Gelli Print I made with fern leaves. The latch was constructed with leather and a little piece of wood. The book contains direct watercolor practice, urban sketches, plein air sketches in watercolor, quotes, and notes from Eric Rhoades' morning talks on Facebook. During this period I also attended many Zoom sessions of portrait parties and life drawing.
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