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 …

Fun ABC Bugs!

Here’s an cockroach character I made way back in the 70s…there was a series for tee shirts for a group and this one of the sketches, this one in particular was not picked…but, I still thought it was fun. I recently made a series of ‘bug-illustrations’ and made an ABC poster. Here is a snap of my granddaughter saying her …

Draw A Chick

Remember the other day when I told you that I sent my grandsons magnifying glasses and a book? If not: see this post. And I said that I’d let you know how it worked out…whether they found it interesting or not. Well, it has been decided. It is a winner for the 6 year old. And well, the two younger …