• Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 4

    Inktober Part 4 blog cover

    Here’s a recap of the last week of the Inktober challenge.  Thanks for following along while I’ve been playing around with different water mediums.  Do you have a favorite from this past week? Day 24 Pigma Micron ink pen, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Artist’s Loft watercolor…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 3

    Inktober Part 3 blog cover

    Here’s a recap of the third week of the Inktober challenge.  I’ve been enjoying playing around with different materials and colors than I’m used to using.  Do you have a favorite from this past week? You can follow along daily on my progress on social media (@LauraJaenArt). Day 16 Pigma…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 2

    Inktober Part 2 blog cover

    Here’s a recap of the second week of the Inktober challenge.  I’ve been enjoying playing around with different materials and colors than I’m used to using.  I’m particularly proud of some of the pieces that I created this week.  Do you have a favorite so far? You can follow along…

  • About Artist,  Art Event,  Artwork

    Year in Review: 2022

    Year in Review 2022 blog cover

    It’s always interesting looking back over the year.  A lot of times we get lost in the day to day and in the things that we didn’t get done and forget just how much we’ve accomplished.  I find it really important to take time to review what happened – what worked…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 4

    Inktober 2022 Part 2 blog cover

    That’s a wrap on ink month.  Thank you to everyone who followed along this past month for Catober!  Did you have any favorites along the way?   This year I used the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 3

    Inktober 2022 Part 3 blog cover

    Another week down for ink month.  Here’s a recap of this past week.  This year I’m using the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks on Canson watercolor paper.  You can follow along daily on…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 2

    Inktober 2022 Part 2 blog cover

    Another week down for ink month.  Here’s a recap of this past week.  This year I’m using the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks on Canson watercolor paper.  You can follow along daily on…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 1

    Inktober 2022 Part 1 blog cover

    Ink month is here again!  Here’s a recap of the first week of the drawing challenge.  This year I decided to use the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  I have thousands of kitten pictures that I’ve been looking for an excuse to use.  Enjoy!   All…

  • Art Tip

    Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

    4 shading techniques for ink and pencil blog cover

    We’re headed into October soon and there are a bunch of drawing challenges going on.  I thought it would be a good time to reshare last 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…

  • About Artist,  Art Event,  Artwork

    Year in Review: 2021

    Review of 2021 graphic. Highlights from this year Laura Jaen Art

    2021 was a year.  It’s always so interesting looking back over the year.  The year didn’t go nearly as I had planned, but it definitely had its ups (and its downs).  Taking the time to review what happened – what worked and didn’t, what I’d like to carry forward into…