Latest work and Drawing Class


Work in Progress (20 x 30")


I'm leading a drawing class this weekend in Irvine. All skill levels welcome. The focus will be on drawing more accurately and confidently. 


These samples are from private drawing lessons I gave over the summer. I couldn't be prouder of Clover's progression! 



Updates, Links and Art (of course)!

I made a time-lapse video of a freehand drawing so you can see my creative process. (No reference). Actually time to create: 30 minutes, time-lapse video: 1:47.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlL-1-3A-z0



(This is the finished piece)


"Pink Roses" color pencil drawing on toned tan paper. 



I created this hand-lettered typography in celebration of reaching over 100,000 followers on our Facebook page! (http://facebook.com/nationalartsociety)

Thank you! 




Recent Drawings



"His Eyes" (Drawing in Prismacolor pencils, Archival ink .005, gold and white ink gels, and blending tortillons on toned tan paper).


Realism Tips for artists: 
1. For realism, embrace imperfection. Without texture variations, pieces will appear "cartoony".
2. Keep Going. It requires layers upon layers, especially when using color pencils.
3. Turn it upside-down. Learn to see value and shapes.
4. Use blending stubs to soften rough areas.
5. Measure carefully in the beginning to avoid bigger mistakes later. 

I'll write a blog full blog article on this shortly (for nationalartgallery.com)



"Golden Muse: Carmelita Jeter". Color pencils on toned tan paper. 

They told me to draw what I craved the most...


Someday. 



Anyone know God's email address? I'm looking for my dream COO.  Thanks!