Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lessons, Teachers, and EDM

I enjoy drawing portraits and my teachers in Sketchbook Skool. I drew Miguel from one of his live videos while he talked to us about his art and suggested assignments for us.

And I continue to draw for EDM: Every Day In May. This is "The place where I sit to read" ...

Not far from this thing "hanging from our ceiling" ...

One of Miguel's lessons was to draw one scene but in panels. This is me capturing things in my back yard including my own crossed feet.

Our next teacher Jason Das, is a NYC Urban Sketcher, and I feel that my jaunts to Barnes & Nobles and Tacos Jalisco are very Urban!

The story that goes with this picture is the fact that these people were NOT sitting together, but were gathered from around the room and situated where I wanted them to be; I am sure they all left good friends!

Another Urban scene was done while standing at a parade downtown last week, while listening to Mexican music played on drums and a tuba, as a cowboy circled his lasso, and others sat astride their horses waiting their turn to march.

What's fun about this urban sketch is that it's done in a "Folding Art Journal" made for me by my friend, Carmel Campbell, as these are pages that turn up and out of the normal flow of the other pages in the book, and are therefore drawn upside down from each other. I am sure it will all make sense when I have finished filling this book with my art.

I really enjoyed my physical proximity to the folks outside the window where I was sitting in Starbucks. I don't think they knew I was drawing them, but we were only a couple a feet away with only the window between us.

Jason gave us an assignment to do some collaborative drawing. Carmel, living in Oregon, and I, in California, decided to hook up on line and sent drawings back and forth building this story together in cartoon style.
                                    #1 I started it here with me and my sign ...

#2 and Carmel added to it by adding herself ...


That was great fun, and we've decided to do more of these ...
Here's our next one:
I started it with a drawing I did at Starbucks again showing my day ...

And Carmel added her day to the top!

Collaborative drawings are fun. I am sure you will see more of them here in the future!

In the meantime, Have a CREATIVE WEEK! 

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Thanks for coming by and for leaving your comments, they mean the world to me and they really do keep me drawing!


  1. Great sketches, Lynn! I got a chuckle out of the collaborative ones. I've never seen anyone do that...something our technology makes possible. How is Jason as a teacher? He comes out with us once in a while when we sketch and it is fun to watch his sketches develop. He's a nice guy.

  2. Oh my goodness the collaborations are an absolute hoot! Good job ladies..this is so the humour! All wonderful work!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. You've been a real busy bee this week. I love all your detailed sketches, and when you paint them it seems they are very hard to do. I'll have to try myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. MY goodness there is so much here I thought you must have put up your whole blog!! I like your drawings they are very charming.

  5. Lynn, that was a great job with Miguel. Love your collaboration piece. Fun seeing your week in sketches.


  6. Lynn and carmel could be an ongoing visual book I think... loved that series of sketches... you amaze me as to how much you get through in a week... xx

  7. Very interesting sketches. Your really give us food for thought. Love your drawings.

  8. Oh, I always love your sketchbook work. Life got in the way of me starting the course, but I'm going to get back to it over the summer!

  9. you are such an inspiration, such a talent! You always inspire me to do more,
    beautiful work you do, always so full of life!

  10. Ooooh this makes me wish I was in skool this year! "This isn't urban sketching" that image alone made me laugh so hard. It could be its own poster. Wonderful work!

  11. You've been so busy! Wonderful artworks, I especially like your green chair where you sit and read, it looks very cozy.

  12. Lovely work this week Lynn, you are always so productive.

  13. My goodness! Your artwork is amazing. I want to sit and look and look and look. :D

  14. What great sketches! I really enjoyed looking at them all. Have a great week.

  15. Wow! It's incredible how busy you are creating all these awesome artwork! It's fantastic to look at all these beautiful every day life scenes!

  16. Fun, bright-filled pages, Lynn. LOVE the garden one. :)

  17. This is so clever. I love seeing the 2 of you and what each picks out to draw. Your artwork is so precise and detailed . . . I believe I could recognize these Starbucks people. Blessings, Janet PPF

  18. Your artwork is so creative and whimsical. I love your stories, too. This is very very cool.


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