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The Stairs Sketch by Dee OverlyAs many of you know, I’m a sketchbook lover and generally carry one around with me most of the time. I’d gotten a bit out of the habit the last few months because of the multitude of other things going on.

Yesterday I participated in a wonderful little Sketchbook workshop that Patti Casteel held down in the Kerrytown area of Ann Arbor. It was an absolute delight. A perfect day to get me back on track with my sketchbook adventures.

It was so inspiring to ponder through other artists’ sketchbooks and share ideas and purposes. Then we were turned loose onto Kerrytown and the Farmers Market to find a spot to plop and sketch away.

If you’ve cruised that area at all, then you probably know where this orange staircase is located. It was like heaven to sit with my little book, some pens and colored pencils, and sip on a cup of latte. It is indeed like meditation for me. Life doesn’t get any better.

Another Obama Drawing

More ink pen scribbles. I’m using a set of Prismacolor pens, the finest point they make. (.005) Since the set only has eight pens, this is an obvious series using the same colors.

I’ve discovered there are sites out there dedicated to artwork of the President. Check out this popular one, They have added my work to their collection.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a grand day!

Art Model's Handbook by Andrew Cahner

Art Model’s Handbook

If you’ve read my blog at all, you know that I’m a big fan of figure drawing. I go to life drawing sessions when I can and belong to online figure drawing groups. If this is a topic that interests you at all than you need to check out this new read.

This is quite a unique book. At first glance it’s obvious it should be read by anyone who is thinking about modeling for artists. It certainly covers every aspect of what a model should know in order to properly function in this specialized business.

But it’s even bigger than that. This 141 page paperback guide is written through the eyes of a model. An unusual perspective in comparison with what has been available on the topic. And it contains valuable information for everyone involved with this art process.

Drawing the nude figure has been a subject for artists for centuries. And it will always be so. If you are an art student, an art model, an art instructor, a nude photographer, or a working artist and love life drawing, you will find value in this wonderful resource book.

Learn more about it on the Art Model’s Handbook website.

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