Category Archives: drawing

Building from the ground (water?) up

Well, we don’t have a cottage yet, but the architect says we will soon. 😊 When the second half of the painting is close to done I will probably stop to see how well it melds with the first half. … Continue reading

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Guessing game

First off, I was going to post this drawing last night, but when I photographed it a couple of things stood out as looking a little odd, so I spent a chunk of today fixing that. Secondly, my wonderful “prosumer” … Continue reading

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Lakota and a l-o-t of ink

Normally I use technical pens when I’m doing ink underdrawings. Metal nibs, refillable, lots of different nib sizes to choose from. For Lakota I had to improvise a bit because I didn’t want to use black ink. Cleaning a technical … Continue reading

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Lakota and a bunch of straight lines

Let me start by saying straight lines are not my favorite thing. So here we have a really nice-looking horse surrounded by—straight lines. My long-ago mentor used to say that you should draw everything free-hand so it looked like your … Continue reading

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“Glory”-ous black & white

It may look “scratchy” now, but when the paint is over it the ink will give a nice texture to the coat. I guess the choice is either thousands of ink strokes or thousands of tiny brush strokes to get … Continue reading

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Double equine commission in progress

My super understanding client ordered portraits of her two Appaloosas way back in August when I was in the middle of creating a swarm of lily pad paintings. I told her I couldn’t start until late September/early October and she … Continue reading

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Eye see you…

Here’s the horse’s eye I mentioned in my last post. It’s going well now after a somewhat dubious start–the photo my client sent me from Facebook wouldn’t open in Photoshop. Photoshop sent me some silly message to the effect that … Continue reading

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