We have two dogs and two cats at the Pence Ranch and, although I love our dogs, I have to say that our cats are far more interesting. So for those cat lovers in our audience, here are some tips and tutorials on how to draw cats. There’s something for all ages here, so have […]
What is it that makes you say, wow? You know what I mean. There are times in all of our lives when we see something so amazing, so incredible, so jaw-dropping that, if we can say anything, it’s usually just one word. Wow! Fireworks displays do it for me. And star-filled skies. The birth of […]
Fall colors provide us with wonderful subject matter for drawing and painting. One of my favorite things about fall foliage is that it gives me freedom to play with color in an otherwise realistic painting. With that in mind, I’ve done some Internet searching, and here are some step-by-step tutorials and videos on how to draw/paint fall […]
I I love drawing waterfalls. There’s just something about looking at a painting or photo of a waterfall that is wonderfully relaxing. Here are some awesome resources for learning how to draw waterfalls: 1. http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Waterfall This website has two step-by-step line drawing tutorials. The first is very simple and basic, and would be great for young […]
In a previous post, I showed you a very important principle to keep in mind when you’re drawing or painting a lake (or a calm sea). Your water line must be level, or it will look like your lake is pointing uphill or downhill. The easiest way to make sure the water line is level […]
This week’s video tip is short and sweet–but very important. It’s a key to making sure that when you draw or paint a lake (or other still body of water), it looks realistic. I’ve learned this particular lesson by unfortunate experience, and I’ll show you how not to make the same mistake!
This month, we’re continuing our series on landscapes. For our post today, artist Wilson Bickford demonstrates how to paint rocks in oil. These techniques would work for acrylic, too. Special thanks goes to Wilson Bickford (wilsonbickford.com) and Jerry’s Artarama (jerrysartarama.com) for posting this video and making it possible for us to share it with you. […]
In the last post I demonstrated how to draw mountains with chalk. Continuing with that theme, today, here are some resources so that you and your children can practice drawing mountains in some other mediums. 1. For high tech artists, here are some mountain drawings done with the “Draw Something” app. There are some great pictures […]
This month we’re focusing on drawing landscapes and the various elements that go into them. Today, I’ll demonstrate how to draw mountains with chalk (or pastel). Once you watch the video, get out your chalk and paper and have some fun drawing your own mountains.
Dramatic skies are always fun to draw. In this week’s video tip, I’m going to show you how to draw dramatic, billowy clouds in chalk. As usual, I’ll be drawing with lecturer’s chalk, but you can create pretty much the same effect by using soft pastels. So get out those pastels and paper, and […]