Drawing Birds for Beginners – Live!

Drawing Birds for Beginners – Live!

News

Are you ready to start drawing birds? If you’ve wanted to learn how to draw beautiful, realistic birds then Drawing Birds for Beginners is for you! You will learn how to: I will take you step by step through the entire process I use for making pencil drawings. You can use your own reference photo … Read More

Personal Practice as a Growing Artist

Personal Practice as a Growing Artist

Insights

As you probably already know, I draw birds every day—often several! What may surprise you, though, is that I am constantly at work on improving my skills and taking online classes to become a better artist. During the month of April, I wanted to explore this aspect of life as an artist, to dig more … Read More

How do your insecurities and doubts help you evolve as an artist?

How do your insecurities and doubts help you evolve as an artist?

Journal

Recently, I’ve struggled with artistic insecurity. As I started working on the preliminary sketches for my book contract, I found myself feeling very self conscious. I started second guessing myself at every turn. Mostly, I found myself worrying that my preliminary sketches weren’t going to be good enough. Mind you, I have prepared the author … Read More

Tending the star inside your heart

Tending the star inside your heart

Journal

As a vlogger, I watch lots and lots of YouTube content. One of the channels I’m most inspired by is The Cottage Fairy. The Cottage Fairy is Paola, a young woman who lives in a cabin in Pacific Northwest. A few episodes ago, she said, “I tend the star inside my heart to keep it … Read More

What is a Creative Reset?

What is a Creative Reset?

Journal

I’m finding that many people appreciate long-form content because it’s more rich with meaning. Is this true for you, too? I was inspired to start publishing more of this kind of meaning-rich content through a process I did recently called a creative reset. I learned about the creative reset after reading about it on Dan … Read More

How to Choose Dynamic Bird Photos for Drawing and Painting

How to Choose Dynamic Bird Photos for Drawing and Painting

Tips

As a bird artist, I am constantly sifting through photo reference, looking for just the right image for my next drawing or painting. I believe that the best bird photos depict dynamic, lively poses. In this post, I share what I look for in an image and why I choose one image over another. The … Read More