• Art Tip

    Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

    4 shading techniques for ink and pencil blog cover

    We’re headed into October and there are a bunch of drawing challenges going on.  I thought it would be a good time to reshare ;ast year’s blog with some shading techniques for anyone who is new to drawing or would like a quick refresher.  I also have a free template towards…

  • Art Tip

    4 Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

    4 shading techniques for ink and pencil blog cover

    This month there’s a flood of people making drawings in ink for Inktober and other drawing challenges!  Feedback that I’ve heard from artist friends or those that consider themselves not-yet-artists is that they struggle with shading, so I thought I would take a minute to share some tips! Shading is…

  • Art Supplies,  Art Tip

    DIY Wood Stain

    DIY Wood Stain Sunflower Bulletin Board blog cover

    I  came up with an idea to try out in my studio the other day, and since it ended up working much better than I expected, I thought I would share! I have a couple of small bulletin boards that I’ve been upcycling by painting a picture on the face…

  • Art Supplies

    June SketchBox

    So excited about my SketchBox this month!  Let me tell you why… First, let’s recap for anyone who missed my January SketchBox post (see it here).  For Christmas this year, I received a subscription SketchBox from my awesome best friend.  For those of you that are not familiar with what…