Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tree Study

ink-and-stick-treePreparing to teach next week means looking through my images and choosing which ones to share with students. First class is on ‘mark making’. This tree, drawn with ink and a stick, is an example of the organic and raw quality that drawing with a sharpened stick can bring to an image.

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Posted by on January 13, 2017 in dragonflies


Drawing Birds

great-horned-owl-drawingbird-drawing-annas-hummingbirdbird-drawing-house-finchIn a month I’ll be teaching a week of paper mask making to students. The theme is birds of BC. To get ready I’ve been drawing the heads of the various birds to help get acquainted with them and to have my own work to share with the students. Ink pen with watercolour pencil crayons is giving me the look I wanted. It’s very relaxing!

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Posted by on January 11, 2017 in drawings, watercolours