The Beauty in Small Things

Uncategorized Jul 02, 2021

An exploration in composition and different mediums using the same drawing done by the same student. This student drew a key, safety pin and a fancy button together in one composition (you can see the set-up of the objects on the left).  She started with the pencil drawing and then did a version shaded with graphite. She took it one step further and shaded another version using strictly pens with stippled shading. The final piece was done with india ink and a brush. 

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Pastel Fruit

Uncategorized Jun 25, 2021

A collection of soft pastel drawings done by teen students over the years. Even though the subject matter and medium is the same, each student interpreted the subject differently. Whether they saturated the paper with pastels, or used a gentler application, each drawing came out beautiful and expressive. 

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Pen and Ink Teen Drawing

Uncategorized Jun 17, 2021

A sampling of some of my student work using ink pens. The giraffe was done during a few sessions, with a focus on stippling. The other animals were created after one lesson on drawing with ink pens.  You can see the range of skills and creativity each student showcased in their work.  My lesson on ink pens covers some of the techniques seen here.

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Still Life Drawings

Uncategorized Jun 15, 2021

Over the years I have worked with many students teaching them how to set up and draw a still life.  These are just a few samples of the great work they have created.  My course on contour drawing goes into detail on how to start drawing and how to create a still life. These still life drawings were all done by beginner students following my instruction.

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Before and After

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2021

I worked with this student weekly from 6th grade through high school. She sent me this before and after comparison of a portrait she had done just prior to meeting me. When we started she was interested in learning more art and had exhausted all the online tutorials.  After working for a few years on many different pieces and art styles, she decided to recreate the original portrait and here are the amazing results. I love seeing my students thrive and their growth constantly amazes me.

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