Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Drawing Every Day Just Keeps Getting Better & Better", Lynn Cohen

The second semester of Sketchbook Skool came to an end. I'll be signing up for the Third semester (of six weeks/six teachers) in September and it starts October 3rd. Anyone can sign up for any of the three semesters I wish to then or in any multiples. But my recommendation would be to do one at a time just because they are a bit labor and time consuming. And it's all fun.

Meanwhile, at my other Blog, "Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens" we are drawing Selfies this week and then Drawing Each Other as well. This is my fun drawing of fellow blogger, Ann Hyde and her wonderful dog William. I've drawn William before now. I think he is the cutest thing!

And again, between semesters in Sketchbook Skool we hang out and play in the Facebook Playground. We assign "Klass Klown" status to two Klassmates who in turn come up with an idea of a theme to draw to for all of us for the week. At the end of the week they in turn appoint two more Klassmates to take over the task and another theme is dreamt up for another week of drawing.

This week's challenge was to draw things that go ...
First I drew my treadmill, as I get on it and go almost every morning ...

Then I drew these people who GO to Starbucks and captured them all standing in line waiting to order their drinks and eats on a Sunday morning.

Also there were these two young women who I believe were studying, while sharing an iPod and I imagine listening to music.

And I guessed this pair to be a brother and sister looking at some techie device perhaps playing a game, while their dad was getting his morning java.

And lastly on that day, I started to draw a woman who got up and left after I only had the outline of her face and hair. So I adlibbed and made up the rest of her. I colored these there with colored pencils and Tom Bow pens. Six months ago I never would have dreamed to color in a public place. Two years ago I wouldn't have dreamed of drawing in a public place. Now I do both.

Back home I drew this part of a  truck we saw in Alameda, CA and took a photo of as my husband was enamored with the old 1949 Dodge pickup. I don't know why but I enjoy drawing old trucks. You know the one in my header already.

And then the next day I drew it again in all it's glory!

Here's another Selfie I did for Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens!

And this one is also for that blog of two more PPP&P artists. You know everyone is invited to draw there. Just leave me your email address and I will send you an invite. We change challenges every two weeks. You can draw as often as you wish.

Happy Paint Party Friday this week!

The owl I wrote about a week or so ago is doing well and will be released back into the wild soon.


  1. I just smile at all your wonderful sketches. You are definitely showing so much improvement and confidence. You go, girl!!!

    1. Thanks Joan. Daily practice pays off, right!

  2. i so enjoy the time i spend in your blog! i really love looking at your artwork.

    your selfies are have such a nice smile :)

    1. Thanks, Alarm cat. I enjoy your visits too! :-)

  3. It is great to challenge yourself.. and succeed. I try all the time..but don't always succeed:( ....even gave away my treadmill. Your art that goes is great... I always enjoy my visits here too:)

  4. Vast variety of fab drawings, such a pleasure to see your work. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. Love all your new drawing...especially your fun! I find it interesting that you have two different styles of writing ...I have several too!! So much fun visiting!!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Great selfie and your truck is awesome. All your pieces are wonderful. I love William, he is adorable. I haven't been to his blog in a while. Got to get there but I'm pretty much off line these days except for Fridays. Nice job Lynn.

  7. I enjoy your art and blog so much. It is like going on a trip with you. Each person has such character that you capture. Wonderful

  8. Your work is So unusual. I LOVE it. I have a feeling someday you are going to be a very well-known artist--if you aren't already.

  9. Love your art. It always brightens my day!

  10. Wow! Look at YOU go! Lynn is right - your drawing improves with every stroke! Keep up the great work - and happy PPF!

  11. Your work is so much fun. I feel as if I've visited with you over tea.
    Hey, have you retired yet?
    And Lynn, why didn't you tell me you published a book and have been selling art? (Ordering your book now!)
    Now I know where I've heard of you before...your beautiful quilting work and Seth's book!
    You asked of titles of my books over at SS but I couldn't find that post to reply...I haven't published any books...YET! Working towards that.
    Cheers- Darlene


Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!