The American Crow

The American Crow is not known for the beauty of its song, a series of loud caws. Crows are black birds known for their intelligence and adaptability, …and for their loud, harsh “caw.”    listen: They also have a reputation for damaging crops. Sometimes gardeners build scarecrows to ‘scare’ the crows away from eating their veggies. They dress a tall …

Draw An Owl

The evenings are getting cooler…

In the evenings here in Pennsylvania it is getting cooler. So much so, that we started closing our windows at night. But, a few nights ago we still had the windows open and I could hear an owl in the woods screeching along with all of the other nighttime animals. I thought that it might be nice to show you …

I love AUTUMN

The leaves will be turning their gorgeous yellows, golds, oranges and reds!!!!! The pumpkins are getting big! My grandsons have already gotten a few of them to carve and paint. They showed me a few white ones that were pretty cool!!!! … but the old-fashioned orange ones are cool too! Here’s a link to a older Draw Page that’ll show …

Part: 4 COLOR THEORY for Kids & their Grown-ups.

I hope that you all had a wonderful week! Here’s is the last segment in our COLOR Theory Lesson. HUE is any color on the color wheel.   Black and White are not colors on the color wheel, so they are not hues. BUT- – – This is where you get Tints, Tones, and Shades. Tints, Tones, and Shades are variations …

Complementary Colors

Knowing how to use these color groupings can be advantageous when doing artwork. Complimentary Colors are opposite one another on the color wheel. They can enhance one another. Colors on exact opposites of the color wheel are known as complementary colors. Mixing a color with its complement will usually give you a muddy brownish color.

Color: Part 2 – WARM & COOL colors

There are gazillions of colors Fortunately for us, they can be divided into just a few color families, and every color pretty much has just three main attributes: HUE = the name of the color like BLUE, ORANGE or GREEN. SATURATION =  is how sharp or dull the color appears. VALUE =  is the SHADE (darkness) or TINT (lightness) of …

Clowns & Robots

Here are a handful of sketches of some clowns and robots and graduates that I did somewhere in the 1980s…and still have them in sketchbooks and portfolio sleeves. Some I did for greeting cards and some were just for fun.   Try one with your kids today. Click here for a Drawing Page to download and print of a couple …

Drawing a Kitty

Here is a few steps of my colored pencil drawing of a kitty. I like to draw the outline and then add a light color over the entire canvas. …and go back over adding layer upon layer of more color. Until I have the shades that I want… and then I go finish by deepening the color. Here is a …

Draw A Seahorse

A number of years ago I did a handful of pieces for a kid’s story magazine called CONFETTI…and they did an article about SEAHORSES. Here is the first page of one of the stories, and the two spot illustrations that I did for them. Here is a Draw Page that you can print out and draw a seahorse with your …