• This nature journal page is complete. The chrysalis may look different than the norm but this is just after dropping its skin as a caterpillar. Colored pencil on hot press 🎨

  • This will be the last work in progress shot before the final. Butterfly almost done. Next are the remaining petals and then adding a caterpillar and chrysalis. 🎨

  • A little watercolor from a field today. This car is named Louise and is believed to be the source of much negative energy. So, I didn’t touch her. 🎨 ✍️

  • Beginning a new colored pencil piece. ✍️🎨

  • Nature journal page complete for the cecropia moth. Largest moth in Canada. Only lives two weeks as a moth and has no mouth! Drawn with Faber Castell Polychromos in an Etchr Sketchbook (hot press) 🎨 ✍️

  • Next in my nature journal is this cecropia moth spread. Caterpillar is done and now working the male moth. Using colored pencils this time 🎨 ✍️

  • A stoat/ermine near our pond made it into my journal 🎨

  • The bee page in my nature journal is complete. Next page will be cute and wild ;-) 🎨

  • Episode 57 is live. France Van Stone and I talk about her journey and keeping her art passion going even as a full-time French teacher. We talk mindset, tools and technique. We also chat about social media and I have a chance to mention Micro.blog @manton :-) drawinginspiration.fm/57 🎨 ✍️

  • I added a couple more bees and a flower to the large bee in my sketchbook. I will probably add a couple more.

  • My little watercolor bee 🎨

  • Something a little different :-) Kubota BX23S 🎨

  • In episode 56, it’s just me reflecting on a few things. I talk about some recent watercolor work and my tools. I do a quick review of the my new Etchr sketchbooks. There is homework but this time it involves your phone :-) drawinginspiration.fm/56

  • Simple 15-20 min painting while some kids watched on (at a distance). I overheard them talking about getting paint and coming back to try later. Mission accomplished!! 😊 🎨

  • Yep, decided to try a car for the first time. Practicing for a future event. Watercolor and ink on hot press paper. 🎨

  • Juvenile eagle in watercolor using Daniel Smith paint and a Pentel watercolor brush. A6 cold press sketchbook.

  • Another day, another watercolor. I rushed this one so I will want to do it again. 🎨

  • Sat outside and painted this rabbit based on a photo a friend took. About 45 mins. Love this time of year. 🎨 ✍️

  • Finished another small watercolor piece (5” by 7”) :-) 🎨

  • Another little barn owl experiment with watercolor. I am getting hooked. 🎨

  • Another day, another watercolor piece. This time an eastern bluebird 🎨

  • Did some watercolor this weekend. A quick study of a baby killdeer 🎨

  • Digital drawing using Procreate. About 4 hours work. 🎨 ✍️

  • A quick 90 minute Procreate portrait sketch. Going to be trying more portraiture.

  • New little dragonfly 🎨 ✍️

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