Some of you have asked me about how I use my pocket watercolor set to paint sketches in my sketchbook. If that is you, this is the post you have been waiting for… Materials for Watercolor Sketching You will need a water handle brush. There are a couple that work great. I found t
I love having my sketchbook with me. I never have to be board. I always have somewhere to jot something down should inspiration strike. Sometimes I take notes in it too. I’ve carried a sketchbook since sometime in seventh grade when I had an art teacher tell me it was a good ide
By Tom Bancroft I am always looking for ways to create better characters. Most of the time it feels like my successful characters are an accident. I don’t really know how I got where I wanted to get. For the last couple years I’ve been piecing together a character design
Lately I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with this blog and other social media. Some of it seems be working well and some of it wasn’t working as well… Sometimes it’s hard experimenting with social media because in the back of my mind I think “I
Summer Fun Coloring Page The weather has been pretty nice here lately, mostly staying in the 70’s and 80’s, but the last few days its been above 100. Summer is here and it’s time to post this page. Click the link below to download. I much prefer the lower temperature
There are three kinds of pin boards I make that I use for my illustration 1. Project specific boards These are boards I make when I am researching or working on specific illustration projects. Take a look at my Just In Time Book 1 board to see what I mean. If you look at the pins on t
This week’s coloring page is a Cupcake Stand Click the link below to download it. Use it for all you party coloring needs. I’m coming to the end of my planned coloring pages. On my facebook page I’m taking comments on what kinds of pages to create next. Let me know y
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is my Favorite Book I just listened to it again as I was working on the illustrations for the Just in time Series. I think it’s the second time I’ve read it since the first time I read it a couple years ago. (that makes three times all toget
This week’s page is a clown Click the link below to download, print, and color. Here’s a fun coloring page for today. A clown. He’s happy even though he’s in the wind. If you’ve colored this page or any other from this site, or created a drawing from one of the
I’ve still been having fun drawing these guys in my sketchbook. They are a being a fun default and I like trying to think of the different personalities each fairy has. In the near future I plan on making the first set of 12 available for purchase as 4×6 cards. When there i
About this time of year in Utah we have a bluegrass festival at which my Dad gives away a violin that he made to the winner of the fiddle contest. My dad like to make violins as a hobby so right before the contest he gets really busy trying to finish up the newest prize. Needless to s
This week’s Page Is Thumbelina (In other words a girl in a flower.) The other night I watched the Thumbelina Faerie Tale Theatre with my husband. We had fun. If you’ve colored this page or any other from this site, or created a drawing from one of the videos send it to me
I drew these in church. I’m still practicing getting personality out of stuff I draw from life rather than trying to make it look “real”. I think I few of these are more successful than others I’ve done. Like how I put that gray-ish border around the image but
I do a lot of really awful drawings in my sketchbook that I don’t show people if I can help it. But a sketchbook is a great place for awful drawings, because it is a great place for practice. These are sketches I did the other day at Cabela’s. They have a lot of stuffed an
This week’s Coloring Page is an Astronaut If you color this or any other picture don’t forget you can show it off in the Visitors Gallery. Go visit the Gallery to find out how to send your picture for display.
So as I’ve said before I really like listening to recorded books whilst I’m drawing. The best books are the ones that I just can’t stop listening to and thus I have to keep working so I can find out what happens. Receently I had that experience with Strands of Bronze
I’ll be in this. My Brother and Sister-in-law wanted to have some fun so they put together this art show. I, of course, along with some other fun artists of all kinds will be in it. Besides visual art there will be dance performances and comedy improv. (man I love improv!) Come
This week’s page is a Butterfly. Spring is finally here for real and I am enjoying the warm not too hot or cold weather. If you color this or any other picture don’t forget you can show it off in the Visitors Gallery. Go visit the Gallery to find out how to send your pictu
I don’t usually do posts like this. Because this is my blog for illustration and drawing mostly, but in celebration of my new eBook, (for which I created some fun downloadable activities) and because I enjoyed finding lots of Hansel and Gretel stuff on pinterest I decided to cre
Watch the Video. Have fun drawing, then color your Gingerbread House. If at anytime the video goes too fast remember you can pause it. Work at your own pace. Click here for More Hansel and Gretel Activities and my Hansel and Gretel eBook. Once you are done with your drawing yo
This week’s coloring Page is a Hansel and Gretel Maze. Click the link underneath to save, print, and have fun. As always you can find all my other coloring pages here. Click here for More Hansel and Gretel Activities and my Hansel and Gretel eBook.
My Brain has been reworking what I want my Snow White e-book to be. It’s gonna be something different than what I thought. I’m not quite sure what but I’ve been working on some sketches trying to figure it out. This is one.