Patterns from fashion 

Yesterday in my class we were to draw patterns that we found in a magazine. I checked out a Vogue from the library and had fun flipping through it last night. It’s been a very long time since I’ve looked at a fashion magazine and I was a bit distracted and appalled at first by…


This past week in “A Drawing A Day” we have been doodling! It’s been fun but I haven’t produced much that is worth posting. However, today’s assignment was really fun. We stacked patterned clothes on top of each other and drew only the patterns. 

Little Squares

In addition to the “A Drawing A Day” course, I am also taking a class taught by Danny Gregory called, “How To Draw Without Talent” (both of them at Sketchbook Skool). I’ve gotten a little behind on that one and am catching up on assignments over the weekend. Here is one that I really enjoyed!…

“Field trip” #2

We had another bad day of weather so I did a second drawing inside of my bookcase. Again, I tried the various pens and techniques from the lessons of the week. I enjoyed using the brush pen on the ukulele case. The process of sketching with the brush pen is fun but the results I’m…

“Field trip”

It’s literally raining ice daggers outside today so I was unable to go outside to draw, which was the assignment for today. So instead I got to work a little early and drew inside. I thought it might be challenging and fun to work with perspective and draw the library shelving. It was fun to…

Love and hate

Yesterday’s lesson was to draw the words love and hate, conveying the emotion of the word in the line.  I really enjoyed this in the sense that it made me understand how emotions really inform the way a line will look. Very interesting!  I used calligraphy pens, a pentel pocket brush pen, and a sharpie.

Sinuous Lines

Yesterday’s lesson was to draw a cord using a brush pen. I kind of struggled with this because I feel like the Pentel Pocket has a mind of its own and I had a hard time letting go of control.

Thick & thin lines

For yesterday we explored thick and thin lines using different sized Sharpies. I enjoyed doing this. I had a definite moment when things clicked and I got drawn into the process. 

One drawing a day

I fell off the sketching train again so I thought the new year would be a great time to get back into the habit of drawing everyday. It just so happens that Sketchbook Skool is offering a One Drawing A Day class, and I had Christmas money so I signed up! I’m going to share…