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New Online Drawing Class!

New Online Drawing Class!

I am thrilled to announce that after at least 2+ years I have finally developed and designed an online drawing class. I did a lot of research and took several online art classes to see what worked, and what didn’t.  To my surprise I found I really liked distance...
Natural Lighting for Artists

Natural Lighting for Artists

As the days are shorter, sunlight can be an issue for an artists working in the studio. It would be awesome if all our studios had great lighting, but such is not the case for most……. and it is never 24/7 unless you live in Alaska…… and only then……. it is for a few...
Art Collectors Wanted!

Art Collectors Wanted!

I recently decided to collect art from other artists. Why collect someone else’s art when I can make it myself? I once heard only 2% of the population buys art and of that 2%, a high percentage of them are artists! This may not make sense if the artist can...

Pen & Ink- 4 Part Series- The Artichoke

I have been teaching Pen & Ink at the University of Florida to my Intro to Scientific Illustration Class. The feedback I usually receive before I teach Pen & Ink Techniques is the following: Difficult medium to work in. Mistakes are not correctable. Not sure...
Understanding Surface Contour

Understanding Surface Contour

Good drawing skills are essential if you want to depict nature realistically. I can not stress this enough. Too often artists solely work from photographs. Unless they have a good foundation of  drawing skills the finished work of art falls short. Adding paint never...