Hi Everyone! I have some exciting news from my studio…………..I am usually pretty regular with blogging but this last couple of months you may have thought I fell through the cracks. During the time of Covid19 I have not been bored for one minute. I have been SUPER BUSY! I originally thought I would be designing several more online classes for the fall for my distance learning program. Little did I know I would be designing my FULL undergraduate Scientific Illustration course for the University of Florida. It was decided in late May that my course is to go online and I have spent 7 days a week working on finding resources, shooting videos, editing text and transcripts and more! My course for UFL goes live August 27th!!!! I also have a wonderful project I am working on….. I have been illustrating a fabulous book about SLOTHS! for my friend in Costa Rica. I will be posting more about this project soon. In between these major projects I managed to do a  tutorial in Colored Pencil for Colored Pencil Magic magazine. I am the featured artist for August 2020 and I just received my copy via email.

Colored Pencil Magic -MIndy Lighthipe Cover art ©2020

Here is the colored pencil project where I demonstrate in FULL COLOR step by step my process for this piece.

Carrie Lewis is the person behind Colored Pencil Magic Magazine and she contacted me in the beginning of the year to do an interview and a colored pencil tutorial for her August publication. Due to all the extra work I had for UFL, I almost forgot about the commitment. I have been juggling lots of different projects and I wasn’t sure I would get it all done ….but I did. It came out today and I am really thrilled with the way it. Here are a few pages from the magazine to “tease” you into getting your own copy. The cost is $3.99 and available when you click here. I hope all is well with everyone and I hope to be back posting regularly soon!

Mindy Lighthipe- Art Studio

Here is a quick look at my studio. I label my drawers to try to keep organized!

Photo references of Costa Rica by MindyLighthipe ©2020

Here are a bunch of photo references I use in the tutorial for my colored pencil drawing. I took the photos during my Costa Rica Art Journey. Want to join us in January 2021? Click here for more information.