• Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 4

    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

    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

    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…

  • Adventures,  Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 1

    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…

  • 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…

  • About Artist,  Art Event,  Artwork

    Year in Review: 2020

    Collage of photos of 2020 accomplishments

    What a year.  I’m not sure if anyone had the year they thought they would when 2020 started.  I know I definitely didn’t.  So many events I was looking forward to were cancelled and many that continued on were mostly spent unseen during the initial shutdown because of COVID-19 and…

  • Artwork

    Inktober 2020: Days 26-31

    Inktober 2020 Days 26-31 blog cover

    Last week of Inktober!  I made it!  Do you have a favorite drawing from this past week?   If you’ve just started following along and are unfamiliar with Inktober, it’s an annual drawing challenge that encourages artists to create a drawing each day with ink based on a list of daily…

  • Artwork

    Inktober 2020: Days 19-25

    Inktober 2020 Days 19-25 blog cover

    Another week down!  Do you have a favorite drawing from this past week?   If you’ve just started following along and are unfamiliar with Inktober, it’s an annual drawing challenge that encourages artists to create a drawing each day with ink based on a list of daily prompts.  It’s a great…