A new pinhole camera

Yesterday was a great day because in the mail I received a new pinhole camera from my friend Todd, who 3D prints them. This is his newest design and I volunteered to run some film through it to test it out. I’m so excited to play with it! There will be some new adventures using…

A little color

More camera sketching fun in my kraft paper notebook. Really enjoying drawing in this! Still trying to wrap my head around shadow and highlights but enjoying the process. I also wanted to see how this paper would do with watercolor so I added some background – something new for me. 

My precious

Last night I decided I wanted to sketch my Yashica Mat. I also wanted to use my white pen and toned paper – something I’ve never tried before. Looking at shading and highlights is a new concept for me. I had fun!

A memory 

I was having trouble coming up with something to draw the other day so I decided to do the drawing prompt for the Sketchbook Skool Drawing A¬†Day group. The prompt was Memory and a lot of people were drawing the memory of their first day of school. I remembered an old photo of me on…

Drawing is like meditation 

Damn. It’s been a month since I picked up a pen and I’ve really missed it. I been doing other things but that muse has been screaming at me in the back of my mind telling me to sketch. Today I’ve been struggling a bit with depression and thought maybe it would help. The jury…

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. 

My kitchen

  This week in Sketchbook Skool, our homework is to spend hours on a detailed sketch. We were instructed to draw our kitchen. So on Sunday I started doing this in 30 minute increments. I finished it on Tuesday morning, and even took the time to scan the image before posting it here! I really,…

Converse Allstars

It looks like I’m on a roll. Two days in a row. This is good! Here are my shoes, using the same medium as yesterday’s sketch: watercolor, gouache, & brush pen. Micron pen for the words.

Sketchbook Skool

I signed up for the beginning class at Sketchbook Skool and so far I really like it – though I’m only halfway through week one. For our first homework we are supposed to draw something that has meaning to us, so of course I chose my pinhole camera. We were also supposed to use a…

Nopo 35

I finally picked up the pencil! And pen! And watercolor! Here is my new pinhole camera. I’ve been carrying it around with me this week.


   While I was waiting for water to boil I sketched the ingredients for my dinner. It made the time pass quickly. I made Ponzu-Tahini Soba salad and it was delicious.