Sketches of Various Things

I’ve been working on a painting that comes from this sketch. Adult Giraffes grow up to 15 to 19 feet tall and weigh in between 1,000 to 2,800 lbs. Females are not as tall as the males and weigh less. The birth height of most Giraffes is 6 feet tall and their legs along when…

Paper Mache Robot Project

Wondering how I made that icosahedron? In this post I’ll not only teach you how to make an icosahedron but how to use one for a paper mache Robot’s head. To get started your going to need a cereal box, scissors, a marker and some masking tape.  Draw a triangle about an inch tall and…

Flowers

Spring is finally here. The change in weather certainly is nice and the trees and flowers are budding everywhere. Inspired by the nice weather and hearing the birds singing outside of my studio window I decided to try my hand at flowers. Over the years I tried to draw flowers and just grew frustrated but…

More Abstract

I found this picture of this Women done in abstract on a wallpaper website. I was mesmerized at all the different colors and decided to try to paint it. A big fan of black and white and multiple colors mixed together I gave my hand a try at it. The painting is actually not finished…

Images Done With Markers

There are so many different brands of markers and marker set’s it’s almost overwhelming. To keep it simple, I stick with ‘Sharpie” Their markers just work. Using a fine point black sharpie I drew this owl on an 11 x14 stock card sheet. It took the better part of 2 to three hours but it…

Pastels

There are two different kinds of pastels. Oil and Soft Pastels. Pastels have been around since the 18th century during the Renaissance period. I think what was used back then differs from what we know today and may have been much more staining to the hands and clothes. Pastels are made of pure pigment and…

The Lion And Other Cats

When we see a Lion the first thing that generally comes to mind is “The King of the Jungle”. Lions live in a pride where there are many females and their cubs. For the most part there is generally one large male Lion that is in charge of the pride and keeps them safe. Male’s…

Calligraphy

Calligraphy has been around since 600 BC when the Latin alphabet was first established. There are many different types of Calligraphy and I’ll name a handful here. Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian and many other types of Calligraphy are practiced in the world today. For more information see this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calligraphy I’ve…

Cardboard and Cardstock

It’s been a while I know; just didn’t feel inspired to be creative. That happens sometimes. Anyway……. Don’t throw away your cardboard, cereal boxes, paper towel rolls or card stock you can make a ton of stuff with it. I recently made a Giraffe out of cereal boxes. I paper mached the entire neck, body…

Trees

They provide us with shade and fruits. Some trees have been around for thousands of years. There are so many different kinds of trees that it is overwhelming. Pine, dogwood, oak, willow, walnut and the list goes on. I particularly like the trees that blossom pink and white flowers in the spring.  These 2 trees…

Oil Paints And The Pigments

Oil paint is a type of slow drying paint that is made up of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, most common is linseed oil. Oil paints have been used as far back as the twelfth century in Europe for simple decoration. Some of the paint pigments are toxic. For example, Paris Green…

Animals

We have some of the most amazing animals on our planet and today I’ll be sharing a few of my animal paintings. The Giraffe’s can get up to incredible heights and are well known for  their tall tree eating abilities. The males can get up to 16 to 20 feet tall and the females can…