Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gone Too Long!!!

First, I must apologize for neglecting my blog for so long!!!  My vision for this blog was showing my artistic life in the Northwoods, basically plein air painting and sketching.  I have been having a hard time getting out painting due to arthritis and other issues.  I haven't taken my oil paints out for almost a year!!  So, what to do???  Take another direction!!! 

I have been working feverishly on my sketchbook work, primarily figure drawing.  I have been working in a site called "Drawing Tutorials Online" and have been having alot of success with this.  I can now sketch people and put them in my drawings and paintings.  (not portraits or detailed paintings, but good enough--they don't look like aliens!!)  I also have been working on book illustration characters, and have written and illustrated two books which are still in process!  I have been busy!!

I have also been taking the classes from Sketchbook Skool from Danny Gregory.  I have done two semesters and the photo is a lesson from one of the weeks.  I have had alot of fun with these assignments, getting out of my creative comfort zone and seeing things in a new and different way.   I f you are familiar with Danny Gregory, you know that he has inspired thousands of people to sketching their life.  I am not sure when the next semester starts but here is the link

I also have gotten the You Tube bug.  I've been doing frequent You Tubes on all the things that I have been creating, from greeting cards to altered objects, to time management and planner usage!  I've been having a ball doing these videos and I am inspired by so many out there.  My You Tube Channel name is nancymaewi
Please check them out and let me know if you like them!! 

Since I have been doing You Tubes on various subjects, I thought it would be a good idea to mirror some of my videos here on my blog site.  So you can get detailed information on things that I'm showing or talking about.  

If anyone is interested in figure drawing, I highly recommend Drawing Tutorials Online.  I never had any success in drawing the figure before and this site has helped me immensely!  I do not have any affiliation with this site  or Sketchbook Skool, other than being a paid subscriber/student.  Here is the link: There are many free video lessons on this site which are very helpful. 

I hope everyone is flourishing in their creative endeavors!!!  Please feel free to comment!  

See you all very soon!!! 


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