Another Sketch Update! There’s a few drawings that aren’t out of the ordinary, a few out of magazines. But then I have 4 pictures that are different. You might recognize them if you go to Franklin. I’ll explain when you get to them.

Parker Bella – Whose family was featured in a Better Homes and Gardens spread.

 Zac Efron

 Tom Cruise, contemplating his split with Katie


 Here come the four pictures. I love drawing portraits, but my problem is that I need my subjects to be still and facing me. That doesn’t come often in my day-to-day. I’ve tried magazines, hence Parker Bella, Zac, and Tom, but magazine pictures are mostly either to small, airbrushed, or at weird angles. SO yesterday morning I flipped through my yearbook.

This is Samantha. Freshman.

 This is Emma. Sophomore.

 This is Lanny. Junior.

This is Mara. Senior.


As usual, click on the picture for a bigger image.

Sketch Update.

Hope your summers been grand!

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The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition

“The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 is a collaborative series of art books created by 5,000 artists from around the world.

The Sketchbook Project is an opportunity to express yourself to a global audience.

The Brooklyn Art Library archives your sketchbook and exhibits it to the public. Our storefront reading room hosts the Limited Edition exhibition and makes your sketchbook available to patrons from all over the world — right in the heart of Brooklyn.

Friends, family and other patrons can find your work almost instantly — and you’ll receive email or text message notifications each time your book is viewed.

Every contributor to the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project. Together, the series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in our Brooklyn workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012.”

Via  http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookprojectlimited

These are the pages of my sketchbook. The theme (open to interpretation) was “How to spell and other things to learn.”

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I loved this project. I would always be brainstorming words and setups for the next page. I choose not to limit myself to a single medium and that let me explore the wide range of approaches.

I will just as quickly sign up for the 2013 Sketchbook Project.


Since I’ve been grounded from the camera until tomorrow, I got creative with photo booth.

Don’t let comparison steal your joy.


Lots of sketchbook action with last 4 day weekend.


Flipped to the CMAs for a few minutes when Taylor Swift was performing. Mom commented positively on how she was wearing a crew neck sweater sitting on a couch, as opposed to the other juiced up flames, confetti, and firework filled performances.




The thing about working with markers is that once you draw a line it is there for good. Hence, this chin.


I love this. Except for the gigantic red square.


New way to draw the mouth. And the nose is new too.






I really love this drawing. I’m glad I stopped and didn’t draw the rest of the head. Every feature turned out great.


I love this one too. There is detail in the eyes, lips, and boa, that I usually don’t include on a marker drawing.


And here’s the picture. It was fun doing the two drawings from the magazines. I liked seeing how the drawings looked so similar to the picture but so different. I will do more. Happy Wednesday!