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Drawing Tip #2

Drawing Tip #2

Tip # 2 – Your Pencil Sharpener is your new best friend. Turtle Shell -Graphite on Stonehenge Paper -Mindy Lighthipe © 1999 As a kid I used the dinky little plastic pencil sharpeners that you can find just about anywhere. They never did give me a very good...
10 Top Drawing Tips

10 Top Drawing Tips

With September just around the corner it is time to start thinking about going back to school. I like to think of the fall as a fresh start. It is a time when all the summer activities are over and the weather is turning cooler. Going back to school always means new...
Boat Tailed Grackle

Boat Tailed Grackle

Boat Tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major   I just finished this little painting for the upcoming exhibit on songbirds for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. The show will held this fall at the Highstead Arboretum in Connecticut.  The first image...
Quote the Raven

Quote the Raven

Common Raven, Corvus corax  Natural Science Illustration by Mindy Lighthipe I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Edgar, a 100+  year old specimen for an upcoming exhibit on songbirds for the NY chapter of the GNSI.  I wanted to do a HUGE...

Costa Rica slide show.m4v

[svp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckKK_RxpH70[/svp] This is a slide show from Mindy Lighthipe & Nancy Richmond’s “Bugs, Beasts, & Botanicals” Artistic Adventure Tour. Here are some of the exciting and fascinating things that you cn paint...