I’m working on a large format drawing of a man and woman in a diptych. This is the first stages of the man, color pencil on white paper.
Here is another step in my drawing of CALM. It’s coming along, slowly.
STEP 1: To be honest, I’m doing some exploring in this area myself still. However, I have learned a great deal about what it takes to be a professional artist. There are some wonderful bits of information out there on this subject and some of what I’m going to write about you might have heard… Continue reading How to be a professional artist
Been working on this image a bit more, using color pencils is very time consuming.
When working with color pencils you want to create layers of colors. To achieve this you start with a base color and work up the layers with subsequent colors. I work from light to dark.
The initial layering of color looks flat and messy. But it all comes together once blended and more colors are added.
I’ve got a lot of projects underway, but one I’m working on currently is a large format piece titled CALM. As one piece it will depict two large images and is focused on the issues we face today. Bringing us back to where we are, finding a place of strength and a place of CALM… Continue reading Creating CALM
Recently I participated in a public art project through the City of Vancouver in British Columbia and created 4 large scale portrait drawings for the project. The project itself had to deal with issues of racism, reconciliation and residential first nations schools,in Canada. It was a privilege to be a part of this project and… Continue reading The Art of Reconciliation-the art of dealing with racism