• On episode 20 of the Drawing Inspiration Podcast, I was joined by Canadian art legend Robert Bateman to talk about his nearly eight decades as an artist and naturalist. Https://drawinginspiration.fm/20

  • Well and truly outside of my comfort zone with the subject matter. Drawn on the iPad using Procreate and the default pencil. 🎨

  • A little black-capped chickadee study in graphite pencil 🎨

  • I took a stab at some anatomical sketching 🎨

  • Bug sketch complete. Leaving that leaf detail for another drawing 🎨

  • Cleaned and refilled the fountain pen. Decided to practice something I never do and that is draw people (and Apple remotes) 🎨

  • 1972 was a different time but 5 year old me but I was still very clear about what I wanted to be. Check out the other options for β€œboys” and β€œgirls”. I remember being so disappointed and sad that β€œartist” wasn’t a job for boys, so I fixed it.

  • Sketching more bugs 🎨

  • We had a bit of snow so I was motivated to do a sketch looking out into the backyard. The duck houses have even have some transient guests through the winter. 🎨

  • Using three different prompts (iguana, self-portrait, foliage) for WeDrawWednesdays, I created this single digital piece on the iPad. Pushing outside my comfort zone on this one for sure, leaving realism behind 🎨

  • Super quick sketch of a wasp today. 🎨

  • Finished the hooded merganser drawing. First time doing reflections. So tricky 🎨

  • A work in progress shot. I started with the male merganser because I needed to set the value scale. Basically I needed to establish the darkest and lightest areas in this pencil sketch. 🎨

  • Otter sketch complete 🎨

  • Started this otter sketch today 🎨

  • Finch sketch complete 🎨

  • Episode 18 is live. Such a great conversation with James Gurney drawinginspiration.fm/18

  • A couple ruby-throated hummingbirds in graphite pencil 🎨

  • Drawing for Australia 🎨

    My heart breaks for what is happening in Australia. I drew this yesterday to bring some attention to the devastation and loss of nearly 500 million animals to the fires. Here is a link that lists the various groups that need your help www.news.com.au/technolog…

  • I started this in the fall as an ink sketch then it started to rain. I had taken a photo so I was able to finally get back to it and add some watercolour. Downtown Almonte. 🎨

  • Back to work on Monday so I spent this morning sketching in Starbucks. Longing for the bluebirds to come back. 🎨

  • First digital sketch of 2020. This is what happens when you watch a couple episodes of Clone Wars with an iPad in your lap.

  • Wonderful Christmas Eve by our pond. Ice is still rough as we need some colder weather. But the fire is great!

  • Mille feuille. Best holiday dessert. My French Canadian heritage lives on through this. Needs 24 hours to sit and allow the three layers of graham crackers to merge with the fillings/topping. My role is engineering and design.

  • Finished this lion sketch in graphite. I have some interesting pieces planned over the break. Wishing you all the best for the holidays. 🎨

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