• My graphite drawing of a jumping spider. This was a fun one because I did an Instagram live duet with an entomologist who answered questions as I drew live. If you are scientist interested in a #sciart collab, let me know.

  • The other Instagram live sketch from this evening. 🎨

  • I did this as part of a live drawing on Instagram. I will be doing a few more over the coming days.

  • Finished the puffin. Some challenging bits on this one. Graphgear 1000 .3 mm 2B and 2H pencils. Should I draw a larger more detailed version? Think I will.

  • Struggling with the feet on this one. In this scan I just erased part of the feet. Thought about putting the puffin in boots to make easier. ;-) More to come on this study 🎨

  • Woodpecker is done. Graphite in a Moleskine sketchbook. 5” by 8” A puffin is next.

  • Some progress at lunch on this woodpecker. Nearly there 🎨

  • Finished this little pencil study of a bald eagle. 🎨

  • Finished this little pencil sketch of a flycatcher last week 🎨

  • I attended an ink workshop at the National Gallery of Canada Thursday evening. Good fun. Learnt a couple things.

  • 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 🎨

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