New Drawings & Videos

The past couple weeks have been very busy with a move/downsizing, but I did manage to get a couple drawings done. I love drawing so much and really want to do more so I'm thinking of taking on a drawing challenge for August?! Here are a couple pieces I completed. Their process can be seen on my youtube channel.

Happy Birthday: Karen Arawjo and Helen Soreff

Basket maker Karen Arawjo and minimalist painter Helen Soreff were both born on July 18th. I like to feature women artists in my Happy Birthday series because historically female artists have received less recognition than their male contemporaries. I've had trouble finding information on some of the artists I've chosen to feature but usually can find enough for a post. Today, however, I could find very little about these two artists. 

Avocado Yarn Dying

Last week I attended an avocado party. Yeah it was just that, a night of avocado decorations, colors, and an entire menu featuring the fruit. The host [who is the absolute best :) ] saved the pits and skins for me to dye yarn with. Here are the results...

Drawing Video with Corrections

In the video I highlight some major changes that needed to happen while making the piece. Time lapse videos are fun to watch but also makes the process seem magical when in reality there are lots of little subtle decisions being made and changed. 

Portrait Drawing Love

In case it wasn't obvious I love portrait drawing. I recently spent some time looking at the portrait drawings of Elizabeth Peyton. Peyton is one of the most successful contemporary portrait artists. She's depicted royalty, celebrities, and her intimate circle of friends.