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 …

Squares, Circles, Rectangles etc.

What can you do with squares, triangles, rectangles & circles? Well, lots & lots of things, but today a CASTLE… One of our favorite places to visit is between New York and Ontario, on the Saint Lawrence River:  Thousand Islands.  A few years ago we took an amazing boat ride from Gananoque, Ontario to see hundreds of islands and during that …

Can you name 26 bugs? Drawing a Northern Walking Stick

I have been working on The ABCs of Interesting Bugs! I drew & painted a not-quite-realistic bug (or insect) for every letter of the alphabet. Certainly nowhere near a scientific study…just a fun set of colorful whimsical bugs. Anyway, here is what the ABC poster looks like  (it is available sized for a nursery or classroom wall: 12”x 36”)  Whimsical …

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

We watched WHITE CHRISTMAS yesterday! I LOVE those old movies! Do you remember the part where Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby sing: “When I am worried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings…” Here’s a clip of them singing that song from WHITE CHRISTMAS  Let’s draw a lamb…or even a bunch …

DRAW PAGE: Pumpkin

I love the Fall. When the leaves turn all those brilliant oranges and yellows and golds! And we have lots of wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. And the Harvest Parties! One fun thing to do is to carve a pumpkin. Today we’re going to DRAW a PUMPKIN! Remember to use a whisper line to start, so when your …